Dec 16, 2008

Sushi @ Bluefin

The other day I had this super sushi craving so BF and I went to Bluefin for a deluxe dinner. The great thing about Bluefin is the location. It's located inside the Crystal Cove at Newport Coast so we can walk off our calories after our big meal. Without further delay, this is a sample of my yummy sushi dinner.

Fun facts about sushi:
-wasabi paste doesn't kill parasites/bacteria (But, SG heard fresh wasabi root produces enzyme that kills parasites/bacteria)
-some sushi place won't provide wasabi unless requested (b/c want patrons to taste sushi's natural flavor)
-it's okay to eat sushi pieces with your hand or chopsticks (I usually eat sushi with my hand)
-eat sushi/sashimi from lightest flavor to heaviest flavor (ask your chef to help you with selection)

Japanese Red Snapper flavor with sea salt for natural taste (sushi chef made sure we don't use wasabi anymore)
Sushi roll with rice paper (no rice = less calories)
Fatty tuna (aka O'toro) - So yummy with just a tiny dab of soy sauce
SG's favorite besides sweet shrimp sushi - Uni sushi

I never leave Bluefin without a spicy tuna roll.
Soft Shell Crab Roll with seaweed dust

Personally, SG thinks sushi is an acquired taste. The first time I had sushi, I had to swallow sashimi whole without chewing but now I relish eating these delicious raw fish. Bluefin is rather pricey. We were quite hungry so lunch was about $150 including tip. Yikes! So savvy people, are you a sushi person or raw fish is really not your cup of tea?

18 comments:

  1. yum yum yum...you're making me hungry!!!

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  2. I love fish. But I can't do sushi. And I've tried numerous times.

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  3. pretty pictures..I've never tried sushi though!

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  4. I wish I loved Sushi... I have a wonderful Master Sushi Chef here at work who offers the world to me but I can never finish a bite :(

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  5. I love soft shell crab...Yum Yum.
    I stick to the rolls; hubby eats the sashimi...octupus, eel etc...yuk for me!

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  6. I love the look of sushi, but I hate seafood! I always go with my best friend and either have to eat the vegatarian options or the few chicken things on the menu :(

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  7. Your food posts are my favorite. I like free sushi. There's nothing like that feeling that you're eating something expensive without being robbed.

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  8. It's a great treat to find inexpansive great sushi. I will only eat at the freshest sushi places b/c they are raw.

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  9. The sushi roll looks delicious!

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  10. Yummm, the uni looks delicious!!! I've never had soft shell crab either, it looks fantastic.
    Next time you go to NYC definitely try out Nobu - the sushi is fantastic. They have a yellowtail sashimi that is to die for.

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  11. I love love sushi. We usually have sushi once a week.

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  12. Allison, Nobu in Malibu is pretty good too. I love the miso fish.

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  13. It all looks so delicious.

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  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE l-o-v-e sushi

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  15. My parents love that place!

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  16. Sashimi is my very favorite food. Yum. They all look super.

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  17. This was supposed to be a nice quite night in. Now after seeing this page I am considering taking the wife out for some sushi. I'll send you the bill! Lol!

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