appetite,  restaurant outing

Toraya Sushi Moriawase

One perk of not yet being in school is the opportunity to explore new lunch places during the workweek. During the school year, if I didn’t bring lunch, I stuck to takeout within a half mile radius and never after 11:50 a.m. Flour (chopped Greek salad or BLT) and Berkeley Perk Cafe (California tuna melt) were my go-tos. I do love those places dearly, but I jumped at the chance to go to Toraya in Arlington this afternoon with my sister.

I also ventured out of my comfort zone to try the sushi moriawase (the chef’s selection of whatever is fresh that day). I’ve wondered about it at other sushi restaurants, but it was usually pricier and the “unknown” factor intimidated me a little. However, at Toraya during lunch, it was only $11.95 and came with a miso soup. Below are the tuna maki and nigiri from today. The mackerel, yellowtail, and salmon were particularly delicious.

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We also each had a yellowtail scallion handroll. These were excellent…and made me wish that sushi handroll trucks could drive around the way ice cream trucks do.

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Hoping to fit another Toraya outing in before school starts!

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