Posts Tagged ‘Kaz Sushi Bistro’

A Look at Sushi Taro’s $138 Tora-Fugu Menu

This week's print column breaks down the myths around the poisonous Japanese blowfish known as tora-fugu. The delicacy was arguably made famous by a Simpsons episode in which Homer thinks he has only 24 hours to live after an amateur cook butchers the fish. (If you haven't watched it, do it now.) One refrain I […]

Blown Away? Poisonous Japanese Tora-Fugu Is Rare, Expensive, and Almost Flavorless

My first bite of tora-fugu, the Japanese species of blowfish containing deadly poison in its organs, is the skin. The gelatinous delicacy is thinly sliced like noodles, with seaweed, grated daikon, and a ponzu sauce, and is part of Sushi Taro’s 10-course, $138 fugu tasting menu. I’m not dead yet. Next up is sashimi, sliced […]

Pop Up? Pipe Down!

Lost Society, on U Street NW, is normally closed on Monday nights. But on a recent Monday evening, its dining room played host to 18 guests in a somewhat unusual arrangement. Seated around one long communal table, the diners ate dishes like popcorn soup, strawberry pasta, and a Ritz cracker ice cream with warm apple […]

Chef Kaz Okochi Talks Sushi With Kojo Nnamdi

Kaz Okochi, chef and co-owner of Kaz Sushi Bistro, is the foodie guest du jour on The Kojo Nnamdi Show this afternoon on WAMU 88.5 FM, discussing the culinary history and future of raw fish preparation in the U.S. Y&H alum and current WaPo scribe Tim Carman, author of a recent piece on shifting standards […]

Get Your Gluten-Free Goodies and Kaz Okochi Sushi, Too: Foggy Bottom Whole Foods Ballyhoo Roundup

The District's fourth Whole Foods Market, a sprawling, two-story 36,000-square-foot emporium of organic and gluten-free goodness, opened its doors at the corner of 22nd and Eye Streets in Foggy Bottom this morning. Real estate blog UrbanTurf has photos from inside. Washington Business Journal notes how the new store is emphasizing its food-on-the-go selection, including Neapolitan-style […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Masa 14

Even though Masa 14 plays more to the strengths of Richard Sandoval (Zengo, La Sandia) than Kaz Okochi (Kaz Sushi Bistro)— really, would it kill someone to put nigiri sushi on the menu?—the collaboration has proved beneficial for both chefs. It’s spread Sandoval’s influence beyond his two clownish local milieus (Chinatown/Tysons Corner Center) and dragged […]

Haven’t Made Restaurant Week Plans Yet? Y&H Has Last-Minute Suggestions.

Tonight officially kicks off winter D.C. Restaurant Week, which means that if you haven't already secured your reservations to the city's finest, priciest dining rooms, you're pretty much screwed.  Because, let's be honest, if you're not hitting the most expensive restaurants, you're not getting much bang for your buck during RW. Once you start figuring […]

Japanese Ramen Is Pricey. Deal With It.

 One of the recurring complaints about Ren's Ramen in Bethesda, which I reviewed this week in Young & Hungry, is that its soups, starting at $10 per bowl, are way too expensive. A sample quote from Ren's Yelp page: Bowls start at $10 (!) with just one slice of pork, some bean sprouts, and one leaf of […]

Save the Salmon By Eating the Salmon

It sounds like a culinary twist on the famous Vietnam-era statement — "It became necessary to destroy the village in order to save it." — but there's some logic behind Trout Unlimited's campaign this week to save Bristol Bay's wild salmon. Trout Unlimited is, according to this story in the Anchorage Press, a national non-profit of […]

Food News You Can Use: Playing Catch-Up Edition

Hello, more cupcakes: Georgetown expands into Bethesda Over the past few weeks, Y&H has been on his own personal binge-and-purge campaign — binge as much as humanly possible at local restaurants and purge the details in the upcoming Young & Hungry Dining Guide, which should hit the streets on Thursday. I'm not complaining. I'm just […]

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