Last night one of my tables pointed at the sushi list in the menu and said, “Um, all of this?” and I laughed because I thought they were kidding. But it turned out they did in fact want to order one of every type of nigiri sushi we had on the menu, excluding the things listed as “market price.”
Turns out it’s not really all that much sushi for five people, but it seemed really overwhelming and crazy at the time, especially because these guys were pretty young, got sat at 10 pm, and had already ordered five orders of tempura shrimp and noodles.
They ate all of it except one piece of mackerel.
I can name everything on these plates in English and Japanese and describe their flavor and texture, and tell you where most of them come from. I wonder what other things I can’t remember because all that fish info is taking up space in my brain?
I’m starting to suspect I’m the only guy who eats the mackerel.