Japan via Charleston

My tour of Charleston continued this week…well, sort of.

I went to Folly Beach (which I’ve done numerous times in the past) for the first time this summer. Got a little burned, but I guess slightly red is better than pasty white.

I also knocked another bullet point off my list of things to do. This event wasn’t exactly a Charleston “must-do,” but it was something I’ve been wanting to try for a while now.

I got sushi from Wasabi’s in Summerville.This was my first sushi/Japanese steakhouse experience and it turned out to be a good one. I had helped the Ex move some stuff from her old classroom to her new one and we decided to hang out with the puppy afterwards. We decided to get Wasabi’s, which she bought for me for my graduation present. I was very thankful for this gesture.

Sidenote – Things continue to go pretty well with the Ex and I. We are still good friends and we hang out from time to time. I still have fun with her and I’m enjoying our time together regardless of where it leads. I am happy to still have her in my life even if it’s not an ideal situation.

Sidenote 2 – I finished grad school. I’m super smart now.

Anyway, she recommended a few things and since I was scared of it all, I took her advice. We got Hibachi Filet Mignon which was delicious and a California Roll. People always rave about sushi, so I was expecting a lot. I was slightly letdown. It wasn’t bad by any means, but it didn’t knock my socks off. Maybe I just need to try some different types, which I intend on doing.

Any suggestions?

I had photographic evidence of my sushi experience, but it was less than flattering, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

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8 responses to “Japan via Charleston

  1. shorty

    you were underwhelmed because you got a california roll. BLEH.

    salmon is my favorite. so good. if you like avocado, get it with that. if you aren’t feeling that adventurous yet, try spicy tuna it’s super safe. also, if you want to go the cooked route, shrimp tempura rolls are always good as well. once you start to get used to/crave/obsess over sushi (which if you do not have freak malfunctioning tastebuds, you will) you’ll want to start trying everything!

  2. I was kinda scared, so I didn’t order anything too out there.
    I’ve had salmon before (not sushi though) and wasn’t a huge fan. It was too fishy.
    I’ve also had tuna before (in a fish taco) and was definitely not a fan of that either. However it was cooked..
    If I didn’t like cooked salmon and tuna, would you still recommend it?

  3. shorty

    yes, they taste totally different raw. i’d say definitely at least try it.

  4. Congrats on finishing grad school!

  5. sgtowg

    Ok, number one: A california roll IS NOT SUSHI. Come to California and I’ll show you a roll.

    Number two: You’re HOW OLD and you’re JUST TRYING sushi?! Good Lord. I’ve been eating raw fish since before mercury poisoning was trendy. I am ashamed for you.

    Third: Congrats on Grad school! So what does that mean for you, now??

    Finally: I see you got rid of your 100 things. Sad face. 100 more coming soon?

  6. sgtowg

    Oh, and salmon is food for the gods. It is delicious and should not be considered anything less. In fact, I could probably go to the river a few miles from here and catch a couple yummy ones. They would not be fishy because they’d be FRESH. Seriously, why would I ever leave this state?!

  7. 1. “Come to California and I’ll show you a roll.” Hehehe that sounded dirty.

    2. Would you believe me if I said I was 18?

    3. Not a raise that’s for sure. Not sure yet. I want to move on…but to where?

    4. My 100 Things is gone?

    5. I’ve had salmon once…not awesome. But willing to try again.

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