05 October 2009

Raw Fish and Sake

Ah, Boston. Boston is nice. Immediately after getting out of Boston's South Station and stepping out of the Amtrak train, I saw the city, the buildings, and fell in love with it. Compared to New York City, this is my type of town.

Why? Because there aren't a lot of people, because the streets are clean, because the ratio of people and buildings is optimal. The city is so clean, and I do not feel like an ant in the middle of an urban forest.

Anyway, after finding our hotel, and dropping off our stuff, we decided to go to a Japanese restaurant. I haven't been to a great Japanese restaurant in quite a while, mainly because I know what real and good Japanese food is, and I am afraid that I would just be discontent.

But, the thing is, Boston is right at the sea, right in front of the Atlantic Ocean. They must have good seafood here. So, my parents and I decided to give it a try. And sure enough, the sushi and the sashimi was great. The fish was raw, and fresh. It melted in my mouth. The eel was delicate that it just vaporized inside my mouth. The tuna was supple, and the other fish was superb. I am glad that I got my fix of raw fish. Now I can come back to Buffalo.

Aside from that, I got a sake sampler. I had four shots of four different types of sake. They were warming my body, and sure enough, I was a little tipsy at the end of the night. Oh well, yes, I am a lightweight.

So, starting tomorrow, I will be combing the streets and using my camera. There's new material for another photo series!

(Salon Interior, from my Lafayette Square Series)


  1. Sake comes in different flavors??? We need to educate each other about rice wines and grape wines. :)

  2. Priyank,

    Yes, sake has many different varieties. It can come as is, or flavored as well. I am not a big sake drinker, as I have memories of middle-aged men in Japan lying drunk in the train stations after drinking sake, so I don't know much.

  3. I don't think I ever have sake, but I believe it's close to what Chinese call "mijiu", rice alcohol.

  4. Zhu,

    Ah yes, sake does come from rice. I find it a little strong though.

  5. Great destination at Boston. I never tried sake yet, how does it taste?

  6. Lea,

    Welcome to my blog. Regarding sake, it's perhaps along the lines of vodka or any other clear hard drink. It does have a strong smell though, and I remember this smell clearly from the drunk Japanese men on Friday nights in the train stations. But it can be flavored to eradicate the smell.