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12 2010

The Curse of Blue Torii

fried sushi

This is the last night in Florida.
I planed to have a light late evening meal and bought a sushi roll, edamame and salad to go at Club Sushi (see the last post: the sushi restaurant with a weird Torii).

A sharp-eyed person would wonder where is a sushi roll.
The deep-fried food in the picture IS THE SUSHI ROLL named “Club Sushi Roll”.

I only read the first line of description at the menu and assumed it was Philadelphia roll. I was watching a Mexican guy amateurishly making that at the sushi bar during waiting. When he brought my Philadelphia roll (Yeah, it was until that time) to the kitchen, I wondered why. When he returned with the deep-fried food, I grabbed the menu, read the second line and found words: roll in breadcrumbs and deep-fry until golden brown.

How did it taste?

I removed all deep fry batter and ate warm sushi.

Is a deep-fried sushi roll common in the US?



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12 2010

First Outing except the Venue

As I said, I went to a shopping mall yesterday.

The mall is within a mile from the hotel. I could walk down there because it was occasionally cloudy. (This town is always ridiculously sunny. The daylong sunshine is almost murderous.)

I introduce few things I found along the way.

blue Torii

Unacceptable blue Torii (鳥居: a Shinto shrine gate) at the entrance of a sushi restaurant
Maybe, it’s the Florida style. This façade tells that an owner of the restaurant is not Japanese or not religious Japanese. A vermilion-lacquered Torii (most common) would ward off evil spirits and marks the transition from the sacred to the profane, but this one….

mizaru, kwazaru, kikazaru

Three wise monkeys: See no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil.
I never thought I'd see you guys here!
It seems that garden décor items in the motif of the monkeys are sort of popular in the US.

TV in sport bar

I watched a telecast of women's softball at a sports bar. If it’s local cable television broadcasting, no company plans to broadcast this minor sport in Japan. It shows a high interest in sports, and I think more people support softball players in the US than Japan.

Mall Florida

Shopping is therapeutic for women whether in a high-end store or not.

shopping in Florida

I bought these for myself, and they costed me about as much as two-night stay at a hotel in which I was thinking to move yesterday!


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