Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Sushi Party

Yep, we did it. We ate sushi. Raw fish and stuff.

Thank god for sake and wine.

We headed to Chinatown (I mean, The International District) in the afternoon for ingredients to bring with to dinner. In a coffee/tea shop on the corner, there was a goth doll party going on. Seriously:

We went to the mondo Asian supermarket called Uwajimaya. I swear it is always packed to the gills, no matter what day or time it is. We decided we were pretty hungry, so we ate in their food court (so much cooler than a traditional mall food court) ... here's Scott waiting for his miso:

Scott took a picture of me as we were heading towards the cashier. (He calls this place "Hoochie Mama". It's close enough):

Later, we headed out to Sammamish (east of Seattle, about a half-hour drive to our friends' gorgeous suburban home). We haven't seen them for a few months - so for the first time, we got to meet Baby Maya, not quite five months old (here with Mama Cathy):

Cathy and her husband John had a "sushi island" set up in the kitchen where we all put out the ingredients we had brought, and then we took turns putting together sushi rolls to share. This is what Sushi Island looked like:

Every time we go to their house, we meet new people. Our new friends James and Betty:

Cathy made the first round - Scott and Cathy about to dig in:

Daddy John took Maya for a while:

Scott's turn:

This is NOT easy to do:

Cathy trying to help us newbies:

Matterdays trying to make his eventually tragic entry to the sushi fest:

Maya with Daddy John:

And finally - Sophie the Wonder Dog (probably the calmest, sweetest dog we know - other than our own pup Stoli):

We ate ahi (tuna), eel, tilapia, and drank LOTS of sake. And, we're both alive and not in gastric distress today. A good thing.

Honestly, I'm not craving any raw food today. We're thinking those grilled steak burritos I've mentioned before.


Lewis said...

Honestly, I wish I could say that I'm jealous....but I'm so not! No fish, or meat for that matter, for this guy....and certainly not raw. I think I'd rather sit at the Greyhound Bus Station rather than go to this market or eat Asian food. Sorry kids. But it looks like you had an amazingly busy weekend.

Paul said...

It looks like everyone was having a good time. Nice to see the pictures.

I still would have left hungry.

Kelly said...

Looks like fun... I just wish I liked fish... I am a meat and potatoes type guy... and I like them cooked...

Scott said...

Congrats to you both for at least trying it. However, when you come to our house for dinner we'll know what NOT to make. :-)

CondoBlogger said...

Looks like so much FUN! What all did you guys end up bringing to the party?

LSL said...

These are great pictures, and it looks like you guys are having fun. I love Scott's expression . . . I've seen that face before!