Entries from February 2009 ↓

Genmai Brown Rice Tea – Genmaicha

Genmaicha Brown Rice Tea

Genmaicha Brown Rice Tea

Kuru Kuru Sushi

Sushi is a delight. Beautiful little dishes, perfectly sized portions, and variety galore. I am remembering Ajian Japanese restaurant in Watchung, NJ. A small elegant restaurant with tables and twelve foot sushi bar. I love watching a man cook; especially if it’s for me. So a sushi bar is heavenly. If I remember correctly, my partner indulged the sushi chef by eating fried prawn heads – eyes, antennae and all CRUNCH. A very funny memory!

Which brings me to Kuru Kuru Sushi restaurant. Location location location – I’ll travel for this restaurant. It’s food is fresh and delicious. It’s atmosphere bright; all windows. It’s servers are very happy and the sushi chefs readily indulge my requests. My favorite is unagi nigiri (smoked eel on white rice wrapped with seaweed).

Here’s the REAL rundown. Tables and chairs sidle up to a black and gold laquered conveyor belt at shoulder height. Little dishes topped with clear plastic domes filled with several varieties of sushi meander around and around waiting for you to reach out to try one. Yellow red blue purple and black plates travel by – it’s like being a kid at the miniature train store. Except here you can reach out and take the car and play with it!

We ate staples like edamame and very fresh seaweed salad. I drank a fantastic tea (see pic) and stared fascinated at the sushi chefs expertise. Do you really need to know all the things we ate? Well: unagi, tamago, seafood spring roll, gyozo (pork), soft shell crab. They also serve udon or miso soup and mochi ice cream. Lest you think a vegan would pass on dining at this lovely place, rest assured there are items to satisfy: edamame, asparagus, avocado, cuke, tofu, seaweed salad and fresh fruit plates, too.

Sam and Judy Min opened the restaurant in Febraury and have Ray Lee, the former owner of The Loft Japanese restaurant in Lynden, helping with food preperation. Sam Min and Ray Lee worked at The Loft until a fire destroyed the building in Delft Square last June. I am very happy they decided to open another sushi restaurant in Bellingham.  Arigato. Thank you.

11 Bellwether way, Bellingham 360-392-8224