Tossing the Salad Meant Something Completely Different at the Fair that Day

Having lunch alone today at Sori Sushi. I’ve probably ordered enough sushi and gyoza for two. That doesn’t surprise me, I’ve never really been good at moderation. Especially when it comes to food. Which is part of the reason I chose to sit at a table instead of at the counter.

This is the first time I have eaten here alone. Normally I would just get carry out and eat in my office. Not today.

Today marks the first day of exam week and I needed to GET OUT OF THE OFFICE.  It’s the only way I can eat in peace. To not have every other bite interrupted by a student with some sort of issue. Plus, I love the hot matcha tea and the tiny appetizer of cukes and crab with the sesame ginger dressing they serve when you dine in. You can’t get that in a carry out box.

There is a little girl sitting one table over. She has pigtails and is wearing a cute blue dress with big white and yellow flowers along with yellow leggings and pink flowered tennis shoes. She can’t be more than three or four. And she is eating sushi.

That makes me smile.

It also makes me wish G-tot was with me.

And it makes me glad I didn’t get carry out.

Even with the quaint perfection of Sori’s today, I want to learn how to make sushi at home. I wonder if it will taste as good as it does out?

Like salads. In my opinion, salads NEVER taste as good when I make them at home as they do when I get one in a restaurant.

Is that just me?

I think it has something to do with the cold crispness factor of the lettuce. And the salad dressing.

Especially ranch.

I just cannot eat most store bought ranch dressings. I haven’t been able to for over 2 decades.

I blame an unfortunate accident on the Ocean Motion at the county fair many many years ago.

If it had only stopped a minute sooner.

12 comments to Tossing the Salad Meant Something Completely Different at the Fair that Day

  • Ugh, I can’t stand bottled dressings either. Not for the same reasons, though.

    I tend to sit at the counter in a sushi restaurant, and I order a few items which tend to come out one at a time. It’s pretty cool. Went to a great place last weekend that I plan to go back to again next Wednesday.

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    *pixie* Reply:

    I think bottled dressings just have that processed quality about them. And a good ranch has to be creamy, not too tangy, and thick enough to hang onto the lettuce. I have the same problems with “Greek” dressings. It’s hard to find the stuff I think tastes good. I need to just make my own.

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    Lynda Reply:

    I have never been a big salad dressing person to begin with, but when I find a good one…yummy! Old Spaghetti Factory had a pesto ranch at one time that I liked.

    But I generally don’t even go out of my way for them in restaurants. Always on the side so I can take it or leave it.

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    *pixie* Reply:

    Definitely on the side.

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  • You need to go visit SushiBoy’s blog. He makes sushi at home.

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    *pixie* Reply:

    I do not know this SushiBoy. Link?

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    Nobody Reply:

    http://fromsushitosamurais.blogspot.com/
    I told him I’d be sending you over. He doesn’t post much anymore, but look through his archives, and don’t be scared to email him and ask him any questions. He’s a good guy.

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  • I agree about the salads. Something about them made in a restaurant is just better. I have the same feelings toward fountain soda. So much better then cans or bottles.

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    *pixie* Reply:

    Yes! Fountain Dew, as we like to call it, is one of those things JQ has a soft spot for. And a fountain Coke over crushed ice? Yum.

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  • What IS the the deal with fountain soda? It is a lot better, especially Coke. And beer from a keg tastes a lot better than out of a can or bottle. And I’ve never been able to make Chinese food at home that’s even close to as good as a restaurant.

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    *pixie* Reply:

    It has to be the separate box of syrup that is mainlined into the carbonated water. That’s why you can get a shitty fountain pop sometimes—empty box.

    I think Chinese food requires LOTS of hot oil and the ability to make a big mess. Who wants to have to clean that up? OF COURSE it tastes better if somebody else makes it. :)

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