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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Adventurous Eating at Kenichi Austin

If you haven't tried Kenichi Austin, you might be in for a surprise.  Unlike the typical sushi house, Kenichi has a sake selection and menu items that makes you go "Whoa!" @windaddict and I were lucky enough to enjoy some off-menu creations by Chef Mark Strouhal.  Chef Mark's style can accurately be described as "adventurous." So if you're the type that likes things a little weird, this is the place for you.  I also recently joined @NomX3 for the filming of the Sake edition (very educational for the beverage fancier's out there), and while we didn't try any of the infused sakes on the show, you have got to ask for them when you stop in.  Carrot sake?  Yes, it is pretty darn good. 

Goat Cheese Bruleed Scallops.

Asparagus and Sashimi

Akaushi carpacio with kaiware and enoki salad and black truffle ponzu

Austin style sashimi- yellowtail with serranos and ponzu

Pork Belly Soup. I loved it, and it reminded me of traditional lion head soup. 

Deer heart. Yum!

 Akaushi tartare with karashi mustard and crispy wontons.