After our first week of school back at the beginning of the month, our butts were seriously kicked. So, I took Ethan out for a much needed dinner date. He needed a little pick-me-up, so we bustled on over to the local Japantown to visit his all-time favorite Japanese place, Okayama. My camera (and my amazing new macro lens) joined us.
The salad was amazing. The dressing was delectable.
The miso soup was also amazing. Simplicity at its best.
I didn't touch this little veggie medley because I couldn't bring myself to eat those baby shrimp. I mean, look at 'em!
Let me preface this by saying: I am aware of the fact that I always get the same meal. Always. It's only because I'm new to this whole Asian food thing. Baby steps, people. :P Anyway, the tempura was quite good. Shrimp tempura is tasty, but I can usually only handle one of those. I love squash tempura, so I was disappointed they didn't offer more.
I wanted to love the teriyaki chicken, but I kept thinking of the dishes I've had in the past at Arikake and Okayama. At the time, Ethan always assured me that "This is good, but it's no Okayama," sooo I found myself let down. I'll admit that the chicken itself was delicious; I just like a bit more substance to my teriyaki sauce.
The green tea ice cream was nothing short of absolutely delicious. And I don't even like green tea.
Boring post. But the pictures were pretty.
Weeks later, school is STILL kicking our butts. I can't wait for some recuperation this weekend. Somewhere in between hours of completing assignments and writing essays, we plan on bowling with friends, watching a movie or two, and - oh. Sleeping. :]