For our last dinner in Milwaukee, Dad treated me and Mom to a sushi dinner. We went to Umami Moto, and I was very pleased with our dinner.
I’m not quite sure about that description, but it certainly was a beautiful salad. Both salads were light and refreshing.
Being very familiar with traditional panko tempura, this appeared to be a variation on tempura. The veggies that had been fried were carrots, asparagus, I think potato, and eggplant. The carrots and asparagus were especially good. None of us are big fans of American eggplant (Japanese eggplant is another story), but I still gave it a try and decided that if I liked eggplant I would probably think it was good.
I enjoyed this dish very much. I hardly ever order red meat at a restaurant, and when I do I expect it to be done right. This meat was juicy, tender, and very flavorful from the marinade. The carrot and cabbage slaw worked wonderfully against the meat. Light, crunchy, with great acidity from the pickling.
I love quail eggs. They always looks so beautiful and delicate. And mini. I wish I remember what exactly the sauce was that went on top. I think it was chimichurri. In any event, it was a beautiful dish, and a delight to eat.
Shrimp tempura, unagi, avocado, tobiko, and unagi sauce. Excellent. This may have been my favorite dish of the night. The shrimp tempura maintained a delicate crunch, the avocado was creamy, there wasn’t too much rice, and the unagi and unagi sauce were really great.
This scallop was so soft and delicate. It had a wonderful consistency that paired extremely well with the even softer, effervescent coconut foam. For both the eyes and the taste buds, this was very much a delicacy.