Thursday, 15 July

909 SW Park Ave (via D-dish)
Miso Soup
Veggie Yakisoba
Japanese Whiskey Bar Steak
Veggie-san Roll
Chocolate Banana Cream Pie
Cost: About $40

I'd heard from a friend that Dragonfish had veggie rolls, so we decided to give them a try. Turned out they only have one kind of veggie roll, but they did have other vegetarian options for the SU.

He was greatly pleased with his miso soup, and the Veggie-san roll was yummy. Sadly, the Veggie Yakisoba was absolutely rotten with ginger--and no mention of this on the menu. It was too much for Bill.

My steak was a temp too high--but that's to be expected with delivery. I always order the temperature I like the first time, and if it's overcooked, I'll move down a temp next time. It was quite tasty, and as promised, the dipping sauce was delicious. Also good was the spinach sautee on the side--though I gave it to Bill to make up for the yakisoba. Today's news had me drowning in Weltschmertz and I was full after a few bites of meat, anyway.

Disappointment in the state of the world notwithstanding, there is always room for dessert. The Chocolate Banana Cream Pie was served with chocolate and caramel sauces, milk chocolate ice cream, and scattered berries. I was surprised they sent the ice cream to be delivered, as it was half-melted. No matter--all the better for dipping pie in it! The dessert made the meal. It was just fantabulous. Rich, with a variety of textures from crunchy to creamy, a bitey delight. I saved half of it for later.

Despite the yakisoba, I'm not willing to write off Dragonfish; especially since the rest of the meal was so good. I'd really like to go there in person and give them a try. Ideally, I'd like to drop in for lunch and try a bento box.

Thursday, 29 April
Yuki Japanese Restaurant

1811 SW River Dr. (via D-Dish)
The order:
Avocado roll
Young Popeye roll
Yasai Futo Maki roll
Ninging (deep-fried Carrot) roll
Spinach roll
Miso soup
Kim-chee Tofu Appetizer
Salmon Teriyaki
Cost: about $45 before tip

Oh, wow was this ever good. I'm bloated with salmon teriyaki, because I didn't want to stop eating! Luckily, I still have enough left for lunch. I also munched carrot rolls, which were fantastic. I'm kind of hoping I awake in the middle of the night with an appetite, because I'd love to steal some more from the fridge.

Bill also got exactly what he was hoping for. Miso soup is a big comfort food for him, and this was perfect--just the way he remembers first experiencing it. I watched him roll his eyes with pleasure as he tasted the kimchee. That's how everything was--eyerollingly good. I'm glad we both have enough for another meal from this, and I can't wait to order from Yuki again.