Bulgogi vinaigrette, ‘siracha’, celery, yuzu, satsuma. $17
1760, San Francisco CA
Hmm, this was a pretty new and inventive dish for me, but did it really work? I’d say no for several reasons. I don’t think all the flavors worked in harmony. The bulgogi flavor with citrus from the satsuma and yuzu along with sriracha and creeping rosemary really didn’t do it for me. There was too many strong, competing flavors so it each bite was confusing. There was also very little hamachi on the plate. The rosemary and and celery ribs were also stringy and unpleasant to chew through. (And they misspelled ‘siracha’ on their menu.)
Yerba Buena Park.
Sake (salmon), hamachi (yellowtail), hotate (scallop), maguro (red tuna), shiro maguro (albacore), escolar (butterfish), saba (mackerel). Pre fixe dinner
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA
I love good, fresh sashimi and it’s pretty decent at Barracuda. It’s not the best cuts ever, but they’re good quality and they taste great!
(Left to right) Arctic char: horseradish crème fraiche, wasabi tobiko, dill. Scallop: pineapple quince, roasted parsnip, lime caviar yuzu vinaigrette. Butterfish: roasted tomato aioli, asparagus coins, castelvetrano olives, citrus. Yellowtail: grapefruit, fennel, black garlic aioli, meyer lemon. Crudo for 2 $28
Bar Crudo, San Francisco CA
I’ve had this sampler before and it wasn’t as good this time around. The fish didn’t seem as fresh and they were a bit clunky on the plate. The flavors were really complex, interesting and very different between preparations. My favorite was probably the arctic char which is surprising because I’m not a huge horseradish/wasabi fan. I just thought this portion ate the cleanest and was refreshing.
Bon Tempe Lake.
Mango, avocado, chipotle-agave salsita and blue corn chips. $15
Padrecito, San Francisco CA
Hmm, this isn’t what I expected when I saw “yellowtail crudo” on the menu. It’s ok becuase this actually tasted pretty good. I would have preferred if there was less mango so that you could properly taste the yellowtail though.
Dolores Park during SF Pride 2013.
AAA grade big eye tuna, yellow tail, king salmon, tai(?), blue prawn, kani. $19.50
Sushi Ran, Sausalito CA
Mmm, the raw fish at Sushi Ran is SO fresh and delicious! I’m glad that we ordered this chef’s choice of nigiri, NOMS!
Marin County Civic Center, the last commission by Frank Lloyd Wright, San Rafael.
Tempura fried yellowtail stuffed shiitake with soy sauce, wasabi aioli and sweet chili sauce. Happy hour $6.50
Tsunami, San Francisco CA
I think this was my least favorite dish at Tsunmani. The shiitake was too thick and clunky, and the yellowtail became undiscernible against all the other flavors.
Chef’s choice 8 pieces – salmon, albacore, maguro, hamachi. Happy hour $9.50
Tsunami, San Francisco CA
I loved presentation of this dish and the fish quality was really good especially considering it was half price for happy hour! I would definitely order this again.