Every family needs to have their “safety food” for eating out. A certain cuisine or favorite location that will undoubtedly please every member of your family so that you can consume food outside of the confines of your house, not make a scene, and feel normal every now and then. For the M family… that food is sushi.
We’re not sure if it’s the small little plates, the endless finger food options available, the salt & vinegar sauces or the chopsticks, but Japanese food and Miss L just really go well together. Since she’s been a toddler, her menu choices have been limited to rice and edamame for the most part. Then she discovered sunomono and became obsessed. Then it was miso soup and California rolls… so we thought she was pretty well rounded until a recent sushi outing.
That’s when we thought we’d give her some hamachi and see how she reacted. And she kept eating it. So we ordered another order of hamachi nigiri. And she devoured it. Then she went after my shrimp tempura, avocado & salmon roll. And wanted more.
On the one hand, we’re super excited that she’s gobbling up one of our favorite foods… but on the other hand, we’re slowly realizing that her culinary appetite might put us in diner-debt sooner than later. Oh well. It’s fun to watch little kids eat sushi!
(p.s. all evidence that a child was sitting at that table was removed from the floor and seating area before we left – i.e. dropped sushi roll – we do want to be welcomed back to our favorite restaurants!)