early birthday dinner

April 12, 2008 |  Category:   dining out


A few weeks ago I wrote briefly about our Korean-style Chinese meal at one of the many Korean/Chinese restaurants that are scattered all over the Flushing/Northern Blvd area. Tonight we went for Korean-style sushi with my parents for my early birthday dinner. With an order of an $80 sashimi platter special, you not only get a platter full of fresh sliced fish to dip into soy or hot sauce, but about a dozen other dishes that come as part of the special: tempura, a bowl of congee porridge, watercress and sashimi salad, sizzling eel on a hot plate, raw oysters, chicken skewers, a plate of sushi rolls and inari sushi, roasted corn, sauteed mushrooms, mussels, hot pot seafood soup, spicy noodles, and perhaps the strangest addition…meat loaf with mash potatoes. Ok, that wasn’t technically part of the special, but it was an attempt by the waitresses to offer the infamous, picky Miss C something that they thought she would want to eat. In the end, all she ate was plain white rice. Again, argh. But in other Korean-style sushi restaurants, I have seen french fries thrown in the mix, so it wasn’t exactly a huge surprise to see it lowered onto the table by the waitress. You gotta love Korean food. No one can accuse us of not having variety in a meal.

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  • Amanda April 13, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Hi there, I found your blog a few weeks ago and am fascinated to follow along with your journey to start a new business. I am equally interested when you mention your Korean heritage… my husband and I are in the process of adopting our first child from Korea. We are eager to incorporate the Korean culture into our own American lifestyle. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jenna April 14, 2008 at 6:14 am

    Good luck with the adoption, Amanda. We are excited for you!