Who would ever thought I would ever eat Sushi. Not me! Raw tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab, and eel- I thought, not my thing.
However, I ate Sushi and now I like it! My Family went to a small Japanese restaurant called Mo Mo's West Sushi Bar. I was reluctant to go; however, it was my husband's birthday, so off we went. Needless, to say, I didn't take my camera because I never in
my wildest dreams would of thought I would eat any raw fish.
Left Photo Momo's West Sushi Bar, Right Photo-View of the Bar-Both photos by Alfred R.
Photo by Kristen M. White
My daughter ordered for us, since we had no clue on what to order. There was a Sushi Combo, Colorado Rolls Double Crunch
Rolls Vegetable Tempura, White Tuna, Eel, Salmon, Shrimp, and Tuna Sushi.
A salad and miso soup were served first.
My plan was to eat the avocado roll and then go home and fill up on the exquisite Black Forest Cake my daughter made, (See
my last blog.) I spied a char-broiled chicken rice bowl on the menu. I ordered the rice bowl without the teriyaki sauce. Lo and behold, I decided to try the raw tuna and the salmon on the Sushi Combo and surprisingly enough it was delicious. Sorry, I wasn't
brave enough to try the eel. Now, my family was surprised that I ate any of the sushi because I never order fish when I go to a restaurant.
Different Dishes from Momo's:
The cucumber avocado roll is very similar to the one at Momo's-just to give you a visual of what I ate. Photo 1 by Alfred
R- Salmon and Eel Roll, Photo 2 by Veganwhatnot.wordpress- Cucumber and Avocado Roll Photo 3 by Sweet Magnolia- Dragon Roll
Photo 5 by Julie Doyle-Las Vegas Roll, Photo 6 by Erika Trujillo-Pueblo Roll, Photo 7 by Alfred R-Anenimi Special
My Japanese Inspiration Dish
I was so intrigued by the wonderful meal from Momo's, that I whipped up Lela's Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl. (I need some
deep bowls now!) Since I am allergic to soy, I had to put my thinking cap on to make this dish without soy sauce or teriyaki sauce. I cruised the AR website and found two recipes that inspired this dish:
Lela's Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl
See above recipe for directions.
I used the sauce from the BBQ Teriyaki Pork Kabobs by Kache which consisted of :
2 cups of low sodium beef broth
2 T. soy sauce-I used worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
I used the same vegetables and chicken from the recipe Ginger Chicken Stir Fry from Campbells :
5 medium sized boneless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon of poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon of ground sage
2 Tablespoons of canola oil
1/4 cup shredded carrots
2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
1/4 head of chopped cabbage
3 cups of cooked white rice
There is always a new adventure on the horizon!