Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Mambo Two Step in Seven Steps

Step 1: The choice is clear.

Step 2: Miso soup. Delicious.

Step 3, bringing new meaning to the words "two step" (with apologies to Douglas Adams): Edamame. So far, so good. We can totally handle this.

Step 4: Seaweed salad. The true highlight of the meal.

Step 5: Shumai. Eh, who needs 'em. We restrain ourselves and only eat four of the five. Next!

Step 6a: Bonanza! At right, the highly authentic West Village roll. At left, sushi! Center, slabs of delight. To the victor go the spoils (i.e. salmon), and to Yael goes the tuna.

Step 6b: Uh oh, we forgot the main course is still to come. Panic mode! Solution: Leave everything white. (We are duly--and in a decidely un-Nipponese manner--berated for not eating the white tuna.)

Step 7: Seafood teriyaki (shrimp, salmon, and crab, oh my!). The alleged point of this meal is now beside the point. But we still find room. Because we're professionals.

See Steps 2-7 for reasons why we skipped Step 8: Tempura ice cream. (Lies! We skipped it because we had it last time and it wasn't that good.)

Sushi Mambo

255 Bleecker St.


baj said...

tuna dominates salmon, the end.
so, you'll take me there when next we meet?

also, your hobo pix keep putting the hobo song from the simpsons into my head:

Hobo: Mornin, folks!
Homer: What are you gonna do to us?
Hobo: Now don't worry, I'm not a stabbin' hobo, I'm a singin' hobo! :singing: Nothing beats the hobo life! Stabbin' folks with my hobo knife!

baj said...

is this the place that led to my terrible food poisoning a few years back? sadness. blanqui, remember how you and i were throwing up together that night?
-lil baji

Blanqui said...

No, that was Esashi. I forgot about that! I've stopped going there. I don't know what happened to them, but it's just not the same quality anymore.