Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SUSHI-YASUDA - Known for excellent quality sushi

One has to know what to order to save a bit at this place.  Sushi Yasuda is always a full house.  It's hard to get a table even for lunch.  One must plan to make a reservation otherwise, try a late lunch after 1:30pm or an early dinner should you want to just pop in without a reservation.

This restaurant has a very discreet sign.  The front is lime green with a portion of the window where you can look in to view the inside.  However, the sign is so small, you would have to really look for it.  The unobscure sign is a pencilled fish shape and tiny words next to it - sushi yasuda.

This evening, I decided to have the steamed monk fish liver as my first course. Sometimes the fishmonger at the Green Market at Dag Hammarskjold Park on 47th Street carry monk fish liver.  I've steamed them at home myself.  They're quite good.  You can serve them cold or at room temperature and dip them in yuzu-soy sauce combination.

It was perfect!  So simple and yet fresh.

My main course was the Chirashi sushi which is the best deal in this restaurant.  Not only that, he uses a different type of sushi rice and seasoning.  He has the best chirashi sushi I've ever tasted.  It's as fresh as you can get like being in Tsukiji Market in Japan where you can find the freshest seafood.

I opted for a little bit more:
And I ordered the giant clam sashimi on the left

And the crispy eel spine.

This is a popular and highly regarded Japanese restaurant in the heart of New York City.  It is one of my favorite restaurants. Located between 2nd and 3rd Avenues and 43rd street.

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