Yanagi Sushi Grill in Paso Robles

Mmmmonday:

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Here is to a fabulous date night with THIS handsome guy (who ALWAYS manages to dodge a lens!)

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Since we have three kids who are in soccer, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownies, and Youth Group…date night can be a kinda rare commodity.  Actually, in truth, we tend to love hanging out as a family when there is no schedule and place to be.  Usually, it’s a hike, a movie, or hanging with friends….and it almost always involves a ton of laughter (I have got some pretty hilarious kids, and Sean and I lead the way with practical jokes/pranks)!  However, when Sean and I sneak out for a moment together, it usually revolves around raw fish.  Yup, we are mutually addicted to sushi or almost every sort (ummm have I ever shared with you about the time that Sean actually ate a delicacy that involved the unmentionables of a whale while traveling in Korea….YIKES!)

So, with a night out, we headed over to Yanagi Sushi Grill in Paso Robles for some scrumptious sushi….and not of the yucky sort LOL

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How about some crazy delicious garlic roll?  They do such an awesome job with cutting the garlic mandoline-thin and getting them super crisp.  It is an explosion of textures.  LOVE.

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We also ordered something that was not on the menu.  In our favorite LA sushi hot-spots, they refer to it as a spicy tuna biscuit.  At Yanagi’s, they call it a spicy tuna UFO.  Whatever you want to call it…it is simply delicious!  Imagine sticky rice that has been deep fried to a crisp and then topped with spicy tuna and fresh avocado.  Gorgeous!  Oh, and the presentation?  Ditto!  Gorgeous!

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Then we had their lovely oysters.  I loved their slightly spicy and fresh sauce.  Nom-nom.

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Finally, the piece de resistance!  My favorite Aji.  A lovely dish of spanish mackerel sashimi that is finished off with the skeleton being deep fried like a potato chip!  I guess it is kind of adventurous for most, but to me it is simply fabulous!

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If you are looking for something a little bit more “cooked”…they also have grill tops.

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A great date night!  Great conversation, lots of laughs, lots of great food, and some Nigori to wash it all down with!

Beautiful!

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Hope you get a chance to check out Yanagi’s soon!

xoxo

Chanda

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