I’m all for a good fusion. Japanese meets American (Ume Bar), French meets Japanese (Tetsuyas) or in this case South American meets Asian, Luis Tans. I love the idea of fusing together the bold and gutsy flavours of South America with the finesse of Asian food. And on paper it worked like a charm. On the plate……..not so much.
It also happens to be my lucky number. In Feng Shui it’s classified as a pretty significant number too. In fact, the Pythagoreans believed that the number three was the first true number. So as you can see there’s a lot to be said about the number three. But this is a food blog, so how does three fit into all of this? Well, some of the best food I’ve ever eaten has consisted of three simple elements. Let me give you some examples:
For the coffee lovers out there, I’m sure you will agree that a bad cup of coffee has the power to ruin your entire day. Well for me, the same can be said for sushi. A bad sushi experience has the ability to destroy my whole week! The prospect of smooth, fresh fish on a tiny block of perfectly cooked, sticky rice is enough to get me out of bed. Or in this case walk for 50 minutes across 39 blocks in the sweltering New York heat. However, it saddens me to say that on this occasion it really wasn’t worth it.