I started this blog post on Monday night and normally I do my posts in one sitting because if you haven’t noticed, my posts are not well thought-out, well drafted pieces of art. They are more a verbal vomit of the strings of thoughts that are cruising around my head and occasionally, they kinda sorta maybe make sense.
But on Monday night, I had to take a break. Why? Because my beloved was playing football.
Oh my God. He. Cut. It.
I mean, long hair was hot on the guy, no? And now? Honestly, even he doesn’t look particularly impressed.
He certainly lost some magic with that haircut. No goals and a smidgin less sex appeal. But only a smidgin.
Anyway, all this World Cup stuff has really given me a bunch of free time. Panu is glued to the teevee at 7.30pm every single night and I! I can go out and have dinner with my gals!
You may recall that a couple of weeks ago, I went to Tsuru Bankside and died a little bit when I found out they didn’t have matcha ice cream mochi. The guys at Tsuru are so cool though, they emailed me and offered to send me a few but I declined because it was a mere few sleeps until me and six of my girls hit up Tsuru Bishopsgate and believe me, they made sure there was an ample supply of matcha mochi 🙂
There were seven of us, and we ordered a lot. But is there any other way to do it?
We started with the fish, the carpaccio of Scottish salmon in ponzu dressing was phe.no.me.nal and both the sushi and sashimi moriawase were fresh and sweet.
We shared two juicy serves of pork gyoza dumplings, nasu dengaku was delicious (and very large for one serve!) and again two serves of prawn tempura ~ light, crispy and fresh.
Although the seared scallops and tiger prawns were over cooked and dry at Tsuru Bankside, the girls wanted to try it again and I’m glad I did. This time round, everything was perfectly seared. The negami (chicken thigh) and kawa (chicken skin) yakitori were also scrumptious. I mean, chicken skin, people.
Something I missed last time was the katsu curry and upon insistence from my much trusted foodie advisor, Charmaine, we ordered the pork katsu curry as well as the chicken katsu curry. I know, they look exactly the same.
You’d think we’d already be full and sorta brush off the katsu curries but erm, hellz no! The katsu curry were SO. GOOD. I can’t even really explain, but the lightly crumbed katsu, the curry and the perfect little grains of Japanese rice *nom*
So we finished up dinner and the waiter asks if we would like dessert. I, of course all class that I am, jumped and squealed “matcha mochi!” and the guy goes “oh, I’m so sorry, we’ve run out for the night”.
My heart fell out of my chest, onto the bar stool and flopped onto the floor.
And then he laughed. “We were warned you were coming,” he said. “We’ve stocked up.”
LOL! I love Tsuru Sushi and yes, the matcha (and black sesame too!) ice cream mochi were so utterly worth the wait.
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