Cream cheese and cucumber, avocado and krab, salmon and scallions, tuna—
these are some of my favorite sushi things.
Sushi rice is not hard to make, but it takes some planning and effort, which I somehow neglected in the sticky heat. But why could I not eat noodles with
a few of these things?
Soba, those long thin buckwheat noodles, served cold with a light dipping sauce, are refreshing in summer. And I had pretty pink kanesu ume soba to make the meal festive; it was our anniversary after all: why not live it up!
Oh, but more non-planning affected the festivities. Due to a series of unfortunate events, Mr. Tess did not get home until midnight. We each ate solitary meals.
He said he enjoyed his food. And I’m sure mine was prettier.
On the plate, from left to right: julienned Japanese cucumber, krab (kanikama), cream cheese balls rolled in black sesame seeds, avocado with lemon juice, and tomatoes, just because I had them.