Having my blog's one year anniversary coming up next month I've been naturally reflecting many thoughts over it. This also meant that to finally meet Kirk of mmm-yoso for lunch couldn't have been a better timing perhaps. I finally got to meet the person whose blog opened new food experiences for me here in SD and beyond. The brief exchanges of why we do what we do and the fact that our shared passions came from different sources was great and even inspiring.
Though I could hardly be called a regular at Sammy Sushi with the few visits I had made last year, I was glad to see Sam again but this time at the helm of the sushi bar of Walmido performing his skillful craft that originally made me an immediate fan.
Sorry not many photos this time but there will definitely be more to come during my future visits to Walmido for sure.
We started with the Gyeran Jjim which was described by Sam as a Korean Chawanmushi. The description couldn't have been more perfect for me. I actually loved this better in ways by two-fold. The fluffy whipped-like texture and great stock flavor. A photo next time for sure for my sake anyway.
The Hwe Dup Bop was the main and a main it was. Baaam.
A giant raw fish dish that also consisted of fresh veggies and over rice (yess) chirashi style that after a good dowsing of Cho Go Chu Jiang sweet/hot sauce paste made it a great party of flavors that worked my salivary glands into overtime.. YUMM.
This was all so much fun. Maybe next time I'll even have the chance to try the live octopus. I'm so glad to have started this. :)
Walmido, 4367 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111