Continuing on with our Seattle day trip, Vince wanted to take us to Ballard Street to give us a better selection of restaurants to choose from for dinner. We ended up selecting to go to Moshi Moshi as Vince had highly recommended it. =)
Moshi Moshi Sushi
5324 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle WA
Tel#: (206) 971-7424
The place is pretty small, we ended up having to sit at the bar since the place was pretty busy. No, we weren’t seated in front of the sushi bar, instead we were seated at the alcoholic bar lol!
So naturally, we had to have some drinks since neither of us were driving. I tried to take a picture of this tree inside the restaurant. I thought it was pretty neat, reminded me of cherry blossoms, only illuminated with lights lol!
Well, I apologize in advance for the pictures as it was quite dark in the restaurant. Yes I know, I could always use flash, but I don’t want to inconvenience other diners in the place!
First to arrive to the table was the Tuna Tataki. This was seared perfectly, most places over sear it, so when you bite into it, it’s rough and chewy. There was just the right amount of ponzu sauce to go with it.
Next was the Toro Tartare shown above left. It does resemble an uni nigiri doesn’t it?? Actually, hidden underneath the uni is the chopped tuna toro.
Above right is the Eggplant Dengaku. This is eggplant with sweet miso paste. There was just too much sauce in this dish.
Next came the Tori Kara age. This was not oily, quite crispy and was very tender! Definitely order this if you’re in this part of Seattle 🙂
There were a couple of neat items on the menu. One of them is the Saba Pressed Maki. This was very delicious! It’s not just a piece of pressed rice, but it had japanese herbs hidden inside each piece of pressed rice. I don’t remember the name of the other one.
Next came the Rainbow Roll. This is the shown on the left of the plate in the above pictures. It was a california roll topped with tuna, yellowtail, shiso, shrimp, salmon & albacore. I guess it does create a rainbow effect, however this roll was just okay, nothing special. The above right was the Ginger-San Roll. This had hamachi, red jalapeno, cilantro, ginger and avocado. We thought it was quite creative and very tasty!
This was on special for the night, the Tempura Tako. It wasn’t overcooked, but the taste of the tako wasn’t strong enough. The wasabi mayo was a great dipping sauce for this dish.
The above 3 rolls were the Ballard Roll(marinated tuna, scallion, tempura asparagus, shiso & tobiko), Moshi Moshi Roll(alaskan king crab, cucumber, shiso topped with hakkaido scallops, scallions & lemon) and the Madisan Roll(snow crab, scallops, scallion and mayo wrapped with salmon and avocado topped with yuzu tobiko).
Alright, so obviously there was more people than just Marv and I. In total the 5 of us cleaned off our orders, btw thanks for inviting us Vince! It was nice meeting your girlfriend and her friend, such great company =)
Post by Colleen