D&W FRESH MARKET
The D&W Fresh Market in Grandville was my first stop. Which made sense because I buy sushi there once a week. It was fun getting to know the man behind the sushi at D&W. I asked the stores manager for “the sushi guys” phone number and gave him a call. Needless to say, he was a bit confused as to why I…..Strawberry CAKE blogger….was wanting to meet with him and put pictures of him on my blog. But he was very friendly and was happy to oblige.
This is what I ended up going home with the day I visited “the Boss Man”, eel roll(cooked eel, seaweed wrapped in rice and teryaki sauce with sesame seeds on top), he said it was his favorite. I enjoyed it too.
My next stop was Mirado Sushi, downtown Grand Rapids on Monroe. I have been to this restaurant many times also. It is close to where my sweet Seestor works. So I meet her for lunch there. MMMMMMmmmmm MMMMmmm MMMmmm! The service is always friendly and for the most part you can watch them make your order up at the counter. Which I have never done, because I am too busy catching up with my sis. This day we ordered our usual Spicy Tuna. My sister and I, we like spicy! Kamikaze Roll= spice tuna , avocado, kanikama and deep fried with sauce, they got me here with the spice AND the deep fried! I was afraid my digestive system might do a kamikaze with the combination.
There they are our spicy tuna and kamikaze rolls. Delish!
this is Robin, by bloggin’ friend. She is a loyal(crazy) follower. Also a lover of the Pioneer Woman…so we had to get together so I could give her the up close and personal skinny on my trip to visit Ree…with my new friend Karen.
We ordered a combo platter and shared it. It was picture perfect! There was a very strange couple pieces of white sashimi. To the eye they were very normal, but on the palate it was the strangest thing either one of us had EVER had in our pie holes! The texture was something like a rubbery, raw, slimy, chewy, hunk of fat…with no taste. Robin’s eyes bounced out of her head after she placed it on her tongue. I was not scared I too gave it a try and my cheeks puffed out to guinea pig sized proportions! Very strange stuff. Our wait staff was pretty much not helpful in telling us what it was we were eating. It was pretty busy in there so I will give them the benefit of the doubt. Over all I would give it a B. Like I said I think maybe my expectations were too high.
Robin S. says
Yep, that would be me, the loyal, yet crazy blog reading sushi eating friend. You summed that up well! And yes, that stuff was very strange! Ewww. Still can feel it in my mouth when I think back to it! Need to go to that Toyko Grill, wow! Still can't believe you are going to the ranch!
I've experimented with sushi making, but it is a ton harder than it looks! I can't seem to make everything stay together like the experts. I guess I'll have to visit the Tokyo Grill sometime for the authentic stuff. 🙂
Friberg Clan says
Man..that all looks way too good! I HAVE to get some soon…let's go!
Love, love, LOVE this post!! Being on the east coast for the last decade, I have a ton of sushi places to choose from, but when I come home to GR, I never know where to go…I am salivating just reading this…and I am pregnant and not due until Oct!! No raw stuff….but maybe a lovely little CA roll to hold me over 🙂 I've tried to make it too…definitely not as easy as the sushi chefs make it look…loving your blog, and most of my friends out here are reading you too!