Miso soup – Kumo Sushi

Miso soup - Kumo Sushi
$2
Kumo Sushi, Herndon VA

This miso soup was pretty good. It was nice and hot and had plenty of miso in it. The service was a little weird though. It felt a little awkward in there.

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Seared scallop – Wasabi Bistro

Seared scallop - Wasabi Bistro
With eggplants and miso sauce. $13
Wasabi Bistro, San Francisco CA

This was actually really good! I loved the thick eggplant medallions supporting each tender, juicy scallop. The miso sauce was also delicious.

Edamame - Wasabi Bistro
Edamame. Complimentary

Shrimp and vegetable tempura and gyoza – Barracuda Sushi

Shrimp and vegetable tempura and gyoza - Barracuda Sushi
Served with jalapeno ponzu and sweet daikon ponzu sauce. Pre fixe dinner
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA

Mmm, I love fried Japanese appetizers especially dipped in salty ponzu. The problem is that they’re usually on the small side and there’s never enough. Feed my belly! πŸ™‚

Miso soup - Barracuda Sushi
Miso soup.

Japanese plate – DADS Kamayan Saisaki

Japanese plate - DADS Kamayan Saisaki
California roll, gyoza, salmon croquette, shrimp tempura, eggplant tempura, sweet potato tempura. Buffet
DADS Kamayan Saisaki, Manila PHILIPPINES

I wasn’t all that hungry after the Filipino plate, but I figured it was a buffet and I should eat my money’s worth (stupid American mentality!). Lol! The items on this plate weren’t as satisfying though. Tempura is not the best item to choose in a buffet because the batter gets either really soggy or rock hard after sitting out for a while. Maybe the Japanese section isn’t as popular in this restaurant because everything tasted a little dry and old to me. 😦

Miso soup - DADS Kamayan Saisaki
Miso soup.

Intramuros
Exploring the Intramuros.

Deluxe udon – Wakaba Sushi & Noodle

Deluxe udon - Wakaba Sushi & Noodle
Beef, tofu, shrimp tempura, seaweed, udon noodles, scallions. $13.95
Wakaba Sushi and Noodle, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

This udon noodle soup was pretty good for airport food, but then most of the restaurants in Terminal 2 are better than most. The bowl looks small but there was surprisingly a lot of good! πŸ™‚

Miso soup - Wakaba Sushi & Noodle
Miso soup. $2.45

Diet Coke - Wakaba Sushi & Noodle

Diet Coke.

Chopsticks cover - Wakaba Sushi & Noodle
Chopsticks cover.

Ling cod tartare – The Walrus and the Carpenter

Ling cod tartare - The Walrus and the Carpenter
Scallion, ginger, miso, egg yolk, asparagus. $10
The Walrus and the Carpenter, Seattle WA

I’ve never had ling cod tartare before so this was a new experience. I’m glad I tried it, but I’m not sure I would order it again. It tasted fine, but there were a slimey textural element that I wasn’t fond of. I don’t know if it was from the ling cod or the egg and miso combination. Honestly, I’m not sure what the texture of raw ling cod is supposed to be in the first place. πŸ™‚

Moss clumps
Moss clumps, Renton.