Strange Brouhaha

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sushi Muramoto

Sir F. Crisp and I indulged ourselves with a stop at Sushi Muramoto tonight. In a word: incredible.

This is one of the places that has sprung up around Madison's new Sundance theater. (Yeah, that Sundance.) It's a small house -- a sushi bar and maybe a dozen tables. You'd think that such a small place would be pretty quiet, but you'd be wrong.

Fortunately, the food more than made up for the noise. We had seven different types of sushi: two different types of tuna, unagi (eel), tako (octopus), salmon roe, shrimp, and crab. I've put them roughly in the order in which I liked them, but understand that each piece was really good.

The tuna was clearly the highlight of the evening. We had toro and escolar. Toro, of course, is the highly-prized fatty tuna, the undisputed king of sushi. Escolar is a white tuna, and its texture was just amazing, very smooth and tasty. I basically had no idea I was eating fish.

I'm no sushi connoisseur, but this was a damn fine meal. We had an appetizer of shrimp tempura, but we basically dropped a bunch of money on seven perfect bites of food. If you're anywhere near Madison, have some money, and like sushi, go to Sushi Muramoto. You won't be sorry.


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