My weekend of raw fish

It all started innocently enough, my good friend Esther suggested meeting at Nikkei bar, a Peruvian/Japanese fusion restaurant. As I was sitting there eating my enormous tapa of Ceviche, I received a text from Lulu on a bus from Madrid who, in order to speed up the eternally slow journey, was dreaming of eating an endless supply of Sashimi at the all you can eat buffet at Samurai in Los Remedios that very same evening. But with a mouth already filled with raw fish, that was too much to bear. Surely one meal of uncooked fish in a weekend would suffice, or so I thought.

But 24 hours later there I was down the road from Nikkei bar, sitting in Sidonia, a stylishly decorated tapas bar, squeezed between other stylishly tapas bars, that somehow I’d never noticed. And without meaning to, I found myself chowing down on some Salmon Tartar, deliciously accompanied by a tangy avocado sauce. Alongside this we ate the most divinely cloud like Gorgonzola Gnocchi and Vegetables a la Parrillada, thus upping my vegetable quota of the weekend, which readers will know is a major source of concern in my day-to-day culinary experience.

But that was not to be the end of my raw fish extravaganza. The pull of a Japanese all-you-can-eat buffet at Samurai, finally got the better of me, and Saturday evening was spent topping up my levels of Omega 3 on succulent Salmon, Tuna and Mackerel Sashimi, washed down with cooling Green Tea ice cream.

So after a weekend peppered with various permutations of raw fish, my joints are lubricated, my concentration skills honed, and I’m ready to start the new week with gusto.

Samurai, Calle Salado 6, Triana Calle Calatrava 16

Nikkei Bar, Calle Calatrava 44


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