Why do people insist on saying “tunafish”? Does “tuna” not imply “fish”? Are there, in fact, tunagoats? Tunabirds, perhaps? After all, it is the chicken of the sea. Or so I’m told. I don’t eat the stuff myself. Not canned, anyway. A nice tuna steak every now and again, absolutely.
I used to have a recipe for a lime-soy sauce marinade that was just amazing on tuna steak. You’d marinate the steak for about eight hours and then throw it on the grill. Alas, I lost the recipe while moving from one house to another.
Tuna sushi is pretty yummy, too. Ahi, I think it’s called. I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to sushi. (Well, that and a multitude of other things.) I’m more of a donburi kinda guy. Oyako-don, specifically.
When I was living in Sacramento, I used to live right around the corner from a little Japanese restaurant called Moko. Last time I was in Sac. I tried to take Science Girl & my mom there for lunch, but it no longer exists. I miss it. Great food, and pretty inexpensive, too. I ate there so often that they’d usually have my large Kirin open and waiting for me before I even sat down. My Latino friends would get kinda weirded out when I’d invite them to eat there, though. This confused me to no end, as they had no problem going to other Japanese places with me. Then one of them pointed out that the word moko in Spanish means “booger”.
Oh. Yeah, that would be kinda unpleasant, I guess.
These days, I eat a lot more Thai food than I do Japanese, mostly because Thai seems to be everywhere. Granted, there are a lot of teriyaki joints in Seattle. Most of them are more or less the equivalent of fast food, so we only have it every now and again.
Can you tell I’ve run out of things to say?