Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Osaka - Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

I love Japanese. I love sushi. I love it so much that I once told some friends that I could eat only sushi for the rest of my life and be so pleased and happy. So they bet me that I wouldn't love it so much after even 3 days. And they were utterly mistaken. I got sick of it after 4 days...

Some photos from our visit to Osaka, a Japanese restaurant in the Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia. And can you believe it - I got so excited about the sushi that I didn't take a photo of it. It was decent - better than anything in Lancaster, of course, but don't get the Squid. It's kinda rubbery there. The Uni, though? Excellent. Of note is the North Shore roll. It's wrapped in cucumber instead of the rice and seaweed typical of rolls. It's fresh, crisp, and delicious.

I always love a good sake, and often hem and haw between getting sake and a nice Gewurtraminer.

Wakame Salad - it's a seaweed salad with beanthreads and sesame seeds tossed in. It's dressed in a light vinaigrette dressing, and it's as clean and delicious tasting as the algae is good for you.

Spicy Seafood Udon - I love the udon noodle. It's toothsome, as my friend Chris would say, and substantial. I was impressed with the nice size of the seafood in it. Togarashi is the Japanese version of Chili Powder, and it's what gives it its spice. Yum! But be careful, it doesn't turn everything red, but you'll know it's there.

Osaka Japanese Restaurant
8605 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

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