trying to parse through all the happenings from nye 2011 murph.la style, but since i’m starving right now … the food!
musha … my favorite restaurant in the world. wilshire at 5th in santa monica, right around the corner from the shotokan dojo.
we call this spicy tuna tartar … a top five favorite thing to eat on planet earth for me. that fish and the nutty, crunchyness of the rice cracker … whew.
murph’s favorite … pepper seared tuna with ponzu, seaweed, and some kind of radish.
“mfc” aka … musha fried chicken. ginger batter. more radish. savory dip. lemon.
shumai – scallop filled dumplings with ponzu, hot mustard sauce. rich and weird.
char han – a spicy fried rice with sausage and pickled ginger. always served last. i could never figure out why, but it always comes last.
green tea ice cream.
the day after musha, i went out walking toward nader’s house. ran into this guy on alvadaro street …
playing a bach piece on bassoon through two guitar amps, pedals, the works. the guy called himself …
and he was “dressed” as bach in a tux and white wig. pretty awesome stumble upon.
but white couldn’t make lunch which meant i was miles from an in-n-out and on foot, so … i thought fast, hopped a bus, and was rewarded with a double-double animal style, fries, and a dr. pepper.
i also saw the jim henson studios, which bore a striking resemblance to the muppet studios that fell into disrepair in the latest installment of the muppets movie. pretty cool. kermit …