Mother-Daughter Day

Today The Princess and I went out to Mother's Day lunch, just the two of us.

Going out to a restaurant, just the two of us, is a new enough thing to have a lot of shininess attached to it. After all, we had to wait for everyone else to leave home, temporarily, to really have the opportunity. I enjoyed discussing the menu with her, because it happens that she has been to this particular Japanese restaurant many times with her dad, while I have been there only once. (As Pure Luck can tell you, there is no bread at Japanese restaurants, so we enjoy sushi, etc, when he is out of town. I cannot convince him that Chicken Tempura is the new, improved version of Chicken Fingers.)

We both wanted a Shrimp Tempura roll, but The Princess lobbied for the version containing Unagi.

"What's that?"

Eel_7224_sm"Mom, it's eel."

"Um. Eel. Ew."


"Mom, what is your problem with eel."

"It's electric?"

Giant eyeroll.

"Tell you what," I said, "when you pay for the sushi, I'll try eel."

"I'll start saving up now," she said.

9 thoughts on “Mother-Daughter Day”

  1. eeewww – I’m pretty adventurous, but I might need a lot to drink before trying that! Happy Mom’s Day!

  2. ah yes, unagi. and there is also “taco”, which means squid, if I recall correctly. 🙂

  3. Actually, Songbird, I LOVE eel in sushi. It is way more delicious than it sounds. In fact, it is one of my all time favorite sushi items! It tastes nothing like what you would imagine it would…

  4. Lol. I love sushi. Unagi eel is quite good – tasty and fine-textured – it’s one of the cooked types and is not the same as electric eel! Tako, or octopus, has a firm, chewy texture and just as some people prefer to peel peaches, so some people don’t care for the suckers.

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