Turning Japanese…

I have this terrible (and slightly inaccurate) reputation of being a picky eater. I personally don’t think I am as picky as some people I know – I just know what I want and I’m not afraid to ask for it. Just the way I like it.

Kathy & I are in Austin right now for a Stampin’ Up! meeting that we have tomorrow. We’re staying at her sister’s house for the weekend, so after we arrived tonight we all went out to dinner. Kathy’s sister suggested a Japanese restaurant, and Kathy had already asked if I was ok with that. Being the not-so-picky eater that I am, I agreed to go there.

See, to me, it’s one thing to be a picky eater as long as you are gracious enough to go to restaurants you normally wouldn’t like without complaining. There is nothing that I hate more than someone that complains about the restaurant the group picked. I didn’t complain. We went and ate Japanese food.

For those of you that I have had the pleasure of dining with … be impressed by the list of what I ate for dinner tonight (you’re going to be stunned!):
– Gyutataki – slices of medium-rare grilled ribeye in lemon ponzu sauce (it was a toss up between that and the Beef Negimaki and the Scallop Batayaki – Scallops! I considered scallops over beef!)
– Edamame – broiled green soy beans
– Asparagus Yaki – ok, no shock there, I love asparagus. This was sauteed and served with a great sauce

And… drumroll please…
– Two “tastes” of Kathy’s Smoked Salmon sushi! I ATE SUSHI!

I think that from now on, no one should be allowed to tease me about being a picky eater. All the naysayers have been proved wrong! I ate Japanese food – including sushi – and liked it! The statute for giving me crap about this has run out, and I have the photographs to prove it!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

12 replies on “Turning Japanese…”

Funny… people say I’m a picky eater. Only with me it isn’t so much WHAT the food is as how it is presented. I’m willing to try new things. I’m willing to try funny-looking things, as long as that funny looking thing is supposed to be funny looking.

My problem usually results from careless ‘chefs’ who neglect to remove the stems or core from my vegeteables. It never fails , if I go somewhere and have a salad or a sandwich that comes wtith tomatoes, I get that big ugly tomato butt.

Hi there, Christine! I’ve never tried sushi and don’t know that I could really stand eating it, but I’d be willing to try a California roll or some fruit sushi! hehe 🙂 Japanese restaurants scare me, but maybe I would like the chicken and beef dishes! Glad you had fun. SU! rocks! 🙂

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