After a solid week of fried clams, stuffed clams, fried clam fritters, preceded by a few weeks of ice cream tastings and cupcake tastings before that, it's time to let the body recover for a while. So we were off to Saito in Silver Lake Friday night. No fried softshell crab roll this time, although I love it -- just the raw stuff. We had a fairly traditional selection, but each item was excellent: tuna, yellowtail, albacore, salmon eggs, shitake mushroom sushi and a final spicy tuna roll (I didn't order it, I promise, but it was far better than any rock 'n roll sushi version.)
Amazingly, two of us were pleasantly satiated, including a beer, for $40, a minor miracle at Saito. Someone at the bar was ordering a tempura shrimp roll to take home to his pregant wife -- isn't that sweet? It looked plumply delicious, but be forewarned, it's $15.
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