I might be addicted to latin flavors, but my partner Dori has quite the taste for Asian. She does love Mexican food, and all things Southwest, but from the day we met she has always been fascinated with the Asian culture (especially the Japanese). Our first date was at a sushi restaurant in Phoenix. To tell you the truth, I had only experienced Thai, Vietnamese, and Philippine cuisine prior to our date. I let her order because I had a feeling I would only order California rolls. Much to my surprise, I loved all her selections- proper sushi from yellow tail to salmon roe. Dori (claims later) was nervous and ordered double the amount of sushi by accident. I was curious when the manager of the restaurant came by our table to make sure everything was okay. Little did Dori know, she was about to make some serious damage on her credit card. And little did I know, I was about to eat more raw fish than a grizzly bear in salmon season. It was mouthwatering!
Irony -vegetarian charbroiled pork?
Dori in Japan