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First impressions: Kidari Sushi Yatai in Philadelphia

I was thrilled to recently learn that my old “Graduate Hospital” neighborhood in Philly was finally getting a sushi restaurant! I am still in the area frequently, including last week when I had the chance to enjoy two really delicious lunches at Kidari Sushi Yatai. It’s just about everything I could hope for and I predict I will soon be eating my way through most of the entire menu.

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Chawanmushi…how I love thee…

Chawanmushi

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Easy Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki is a delicious Japanese dish that’s easy to prepare at home. Try my “easy” recipe for a different kind of noodle dinner tonight!

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Restaurant Review: Umi Sake in Cockeysville, Maryland

While in the Hunt Valley/Cockeysville area for a convention this weekend, I found myself craving some fresh and healthy sushi as a break from the typical heavy/fast food con fare. Umi Sake was located close to my hotel and seemed to get good reviews, so I decided to give it a try. Overall, I can’t say I was impressed enough to definitely want to return again when next in the area (which is at least once or twice a year for cons and other events).

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At Long Last, Sagami

It’s long been a sad but true fact – or at least, a statement taken as fact by many of Philadelphia’s top foodies – that the best sushi in all of Philly is actually found in South Jersey. The battle for top sushi destination generally is fought between Matt Ito’s Fuji in Haddonfield and Shigeru Fukuyoshi’s Sagami in Collingswood. I’d yet to get the chance to try either until this past weekend, when I finally went to Sagami to celebrate a friend’s birthday. And I’m so glad that I did! Sagami is every bit as wonderful as I’d been lead to believe it is. So often, heavily hyped-up restaurants end up disappointing me, but there was hardly a single off note in our entire dinner experience.

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