Sushi Kappo Tamura
Dinner with Emi and Kayoko-san at Sushi Kappo Tamura. As always, Taichi san and his crew cooked up a helluva meal.
Vegetable tempura that included Okinawan Murasaki Imo.
Crisp, warm, and dipped in ponzu oroshi, still one of my all time favorites.
Albacore sashimi on a bed of mustard greens, with karashi almond sauce.
One of Emi’s staples, and it really tastes as good as it looks.
Black cod neck, cooked in mirin and sake and drizzled with lime.
The meat is fatty and goes down very smooth, with the hint of sake. Absolutely killer.
Three rolls (front to back): Gari Saba, Spicy Tuna, Spider Roll.
Three different kinds gave a nice variety of flavors and textures; I like the spider roll with ebi-ten inside.
Dessert #1: Pan-fried mochi with warm Azuki (red-bean) sauce.
The mochi was crisp on the outside and deliciously chewy on the inside, with the thick and sweet red bean paste a nice compliment.
Dessert #2: Kuri-almond creme brule.
A rich but velvety smooth blend of chestnut and almond.
Dessert #3: Yuzu yogurt panna cotta.
Citrus anything is always great as a dessert in my book, and it really capped off a wonderful meal.
Wow love the pictures…made me want to eat sushi in the middle of the night and don’t forget dessert! 🙂
Seriously, I started salivating all over again while writing my blog post, and I just had this yesterday!! 😀 Glad that you enjoy the pics!
Everything looks so delicious!!! Great lighting in all of these pics 😀 😀
Thanks 🙂 Food blogging is always a good time!
Nice food macros. The lighting is nice—is it all ambient?
Nice food macros. I like the lighting—is it all ambient?
Sure is Jake. Glad you like it (twice haha)! Can’t wait to get Canon’s new 24-70 II (starting to save for it now haha), I’ll be able to get this close with my 5D for better ISO performance. Right now I’m using my 16-35 II on my 7D to get closer. I would reckon it’s about 1:3 or 3.5? The macro lens isn’t great for social settings since it’s too long to do sitting at the table (not to mention thin DOF in low light conditions requires changing angles, etc), so I try to avoid it if I can. Ironic isn’t it?
Yeah, I didn’t think the first comment went through. 🙂
Ironic indeed, but I understand your reasoning. I asked about the lighting because a few months back I saw a video by a newspaper photographer that uses a kind of handheld LED light for food (restaurant review) shots. It seems to work really well.