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Build your own sushi

Build your own sushi

Family gatherings are very important to me. 

As a child, my family would have occasional gatherings but as we grew older, our time also grew apart. When high school came around, I gained new friends and I learned to be comfortable in my own skin. I was independent, I had a job and a social life. My two older brothers were also in their own world. Dinners together soon became dinner at your convienence. What was once a crowded dining table filled with laughter and food is now empty and vacant. The table evolved into a space of storage. When we would be home together, we all would scatter to our comfortable corner. It just wasn't the same. I've missed our family bonding. 

Now that I am older, happily married and I have a child of my own, I make it a point to get together with my siblings and family. 

Photo by Amy Wong

Photo by Amy Wong

The theme of our dinner is to "build your own" sushi. My husband and I went to a small fish market called Tamashiro's Fish Market and purchased sashimi grade King Salmon and the best Ahi cut - Toro by the pound. We also purchased Hamachi Kama (collar) and soft shell crab to fry and bake on our own. 

For a meal like this at the any Japanese restaurant could average about $175 or more. Just two pieces of toro could start at $12.00 USD. Our total cost was $120.00 and we had five of us with good conversation and full hearts. 

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