I was talking to a friend recently about all the changes in the world and how we experience a fear in what we eat due to what’s in our water, air and our soil. One of those things we fear is what’s happening to our seafood. So naturally, the conversation turned into how much we miss sushi.
There’s a small family owned restaurant located in Diamond Bar, CA called Sushi Koshu. This father and son team has been making sushi for close to 30 years. It’s a cozy little restaurant with a sushi bar on one side and sit down dining on the other. Being there inspires me to drink more miso soup.
Their menu is simple. They serve your typical Japanese cuisine and whatever they have at their sushi bar.
There are a few special things that I would recommend trying if you go there:
Mini Kaiseki – a set menu of small entrees served on a tray. This dish changes, and it’s always such a pleasant surprise each time I order it.
Seabass Bone Stew – This dish is not on the menu, but since there’s a rather large Chinese community in Diamond Bar, it is one of their most popular dishes. The large white chunks of flakey seabass pair perfectly with a bowl of hot white rice.
Chef’s Sashimi Special – We usually get the most expensive set because you get the most amount of fish. The radish roll is my favorite.
After you are done with your sweet shrimp, they ask whether you want your shrimp head fried or in miso soup… Last time we were there, it was cold, so we opted for the miso soup.
One of their youngest sons is soon to be a pastry chef, so each time we are there, we are pleasantly surprised with their intricate and light desserts. It’s the perfect way to end your meal.
Hopefully this post will inspire us to live with a little less fear when it comes to eating. Of all the fears we have to overcome in life, this one should be the easiest.