I Didn’t Know This About Sushi

[NOTE:  This excerpt taken from the always AWESOME Seth Godin blog.   Full credit to his experience, insight, and great writing.  I read his piece, got the underlying message, but also learned something about Narita airport, sushi, and where to get the good stuff.]

“One of the best airport restaurants I’ve ever encountered breaks my first rule of airport eating. The sushi bar at gate 30 of Narita airport is a special place (though I wish they didn’t serve tuna).

The rice is extraordinary.

The nori is crisp.

The service is efficient but friendly.

They have wonderful vegan rolls, flavorful shiso, and yes, it’s hard to believe but true: real wasabi, grated to order.

My guess is that the very best sushi restaurant in your town doesn’t serve real wasabi. But I digress.

When I was there a few months ago, I apologized to the entire staff.

I apologized to them on behalf of every traveler (many, if not most, from my country) that was dredging this extraordinary product in soy sauce, bathing it from top to bottom in the style created to mask the flavor of generations-worth of mediocre, lazily-created sushi.

The Japanese equivalent of putting ketchup on your food in a fine restaurant.”

Lesson:  I’ll never saturate another piece of sushi with soy sauce.  I promise.

 

 

 

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Friday Faves, #44

This week’s list is like a fine wine….it’s tasty, and it will grow on your.  ENJOY.

Destination of the Week:  Menlo Park, California.  Not just a pretty face, not just deep pockets, but a complex and cool, mid-peninsula town in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check it out. More than once.

Quote of the Week: ” We don’t want to try to pigeon anybody and say, ‘You’re only a third-down ‘back.’ I don’t believe in that. If you come to play football, you come to play every down.” – Tom Rathman.

Band of the Week:  Not a band, but an iconic figure in American folk music for a half a century.  Joan Baez. Sample?  HERE.

Meal of the Week:  Vietnamese sandwich.  Need one?  Me too.  Maybe HERE.

Website of the Week:  Like pro cycling?  Me too.  Might have shared this site before, but no matter. Twice is better than none!  Check it out for all the races, great pics, and as a portal to cool cycling info. HERE.

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Friday Faves, Issue #39

Family crisis has things a bit a swirl today, so trying a new approach to the Faves to get ’em done speedy-like.  Google and/or Wikipedia the tidbits below to get some fresh insight on GOOD.

Destination of the Week: “Red Rocks, Colorado” – Beauty, Spiritual, Rocking Good Spot for a music gig — Get There !

Quote of the Week: “Fight the Good Fight” – Good to live by, EVERY day.

Band of the Week: “Oingo Boingo” – Danny Elfman and crew — awesome sounds!

Meal of the Week: “Roasted Brussels Sprouts” – Don’t be afraid, try them!

Website of the Week: “POLST.org” – for yourself, and loved ones, this is essential.

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Friday Faves, Issue #38

This week the dedication is to a collection of places in the Pacific Northwest U.S., one of my favorite regions in this country.  Enjoy!

Destination of the Week:  The Emerald City is a sneaky-worldclass city.  It’s worth visiting again and again…but if you’re from California, don’t mention it.

Quote of the Week: “Excuse me while I kiss the sky.” -Jimi Hendrix

Band of the Week: One of the enduring bands from the Grunge Era. Still kicking-ass, 25 years later…Pearl Jam. Here with one of the derivatives, Temple of the Dog, playing one of my favorites.

Meal of the Week:  A Dick’s Deluxe.  Get it here.

Website of the Week:  Check out this site to get excited.  Then visit!

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Friday Faves, Issue #37

Start to finish, Friday Faves this week is in tribute to one of the greatest musicians, performers, entertainers of his time:  PRINCE

Destination of the Week:  Chanhassen, Minnesota ~ the location of Paisley Park, Prince’s studio and residence.

Quote of the Week:  “I’m not going to be sick anymore…an angel told me so.” ~Prince as a child to his mother, regarding seizures he had periodically when he was young.

Band of the Week:  The Revolution ~ Prince’s crew, a bunch of rocking musicians capable of playing the wide variety of music Prince was known for.

Meal of the Week:  Spaghetti & Orange Juice – Prince’s favorite meal when he was coming up in the music business, according to one source anyway.

Website of the Week: Prince was a fan. And honored by this organization for his stand on e-related issues. Looking out for your rights in a whole new way.  The Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Prince Rogers Nelson ~ Rest In Peace (1958-2016)

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Enjoy the weekend!