Man I live! The only thing I knew about Asian food before I moved to California 10+ years ago was Chinese takeout and your standard sushi. I had never had the opportunity to taste the Slanted Doors (Vietnamese) or Morimotos (Japanese) of the world and I had no idea of what I was missing!
We got Morimoto for lunch and although I didn’t feel that I over ate, I was full enough that I didn’t need dinner. Here’s what we had:
- Waygu beef carpaccio – I didn’t know steak could be cut so thin. Yuzu soy, ginger, sweet garlic – yum!
- Tuna pizza – I know, sound weird and yet one of the best things I ever tasted. On a light crispy flaky, almost paper thin taco shell was 3 oz. of ahi tuna sliced thin along with mild jalapeno peppers and anchovi aioli drizzled over it. Divine!
- Braised Black Cod Lunch Set (like a bento box) in a ginger soy reduction that just melted away in your mouth. Came with vegetable tempura w/ bleu cheese dressing, miso soup or salad and 2 pieces of sushi for $25 – a steal!
- Sea Urchin Carbonara Lunch Set served with udon noodles, crispy shallots and smoked bacon. The Italians would be jealous!
- Morimoto Sashimi which was 5 layers of seared toro, salmon, eel, tuna and hamachi served with 5 sauces. This was one of the most beautiful presentations of food I have ever seen and I’m not sure the photo does it justice (but I tried).