I absolutely love food. I am a total foodie but I have also been, until most recently, very limited. I decided years ago that I hated salmon so I never ate salmon. I also decided that I didn’t like sushi so I completely stopped taking opportunities to try it. Apparently, it’s not just me. I have a laundry list of friends who don’t like this or that based upon something they tried 20 years ago.
I decided that this limited mind sent had to go. People change, feelings change and your tastes can change, too. Just because you didn’t like something years ago doesn’t mean you won’t like it now but people are hesitant to revisit questionable experiences.
My friend Michelle told me that she would be happy to re introduce my husband and I to Sushi. She urged me to keep an open mind and made reservations at the new hot spot Matsumoto in Beverly Hills. She’s got connections so she snagged a reservation and took us there. She ordered a bunch of different things to try. I was absolutely floored. I don’t remember sashimi tasting like that. It was excellent. We tried Sashimi, Sushi, Oysters and other stuff I don’t remember but that were very good. Surprisingly, I loved the toro salmon the best.
I have detested salmon for years and years. Wouldn’t even touch the stuff and now it tasted delicious. What made it such a different experience is that we went with someone who knew what they were doing. She explained all the different items and how to eat which one. You mean, you don’t pour soy sauce over everything? You mean there is more to eat than just a California roll? I will also add that Mark Walhberg was sitting at the table behind us. That didn’t hurt the experience either lol.
I heard a wise person say once that in order to like something you need to know what you are doing. Well, Michelle gave us a great intro into sushi and how to order [properly. I found myself craving salmon after this experience and as a result of this experience another major culinary option found it’s way into my life. Now, I can order with confidence and am no afraid to revisit items that I have shied away from for years.
Last night, I ended up a local restaurant called M Sushi run by Michael Lee a local purple belt. Once again, I ventured out to try all kinds of delicious food (think grilled octopus) and I’m so glad I did. Lobster in butter sauce, waygu beef, fish, green tea desserts etc. It felt great to know that at any age we can change, shift and meld into different patterns and thought processes.
Happy eating everyone. Try something new or retry something old and see what happens!