Yesterday as I left my air-conditioned office at work I was shocked when I walked into a wall of steamy heat. My first thought was, “Oh my gosh, I’m gonna to die.”
The second was, “Don’t breathe.”
The third flittered across my mind just as quickly. I still needed to get home. “Maybe if I don’t move very much,…and move really slowly it won’t be as bad.”
The subway was worse. Hot and sticky, the trapped heat pooled on the platform with nary a breeze to stir the air. After a long wait, my train arrived and I managed to grab a seat in the air conditioned car, not that it helped much. Sweat ran in rivers, people’s motions stilled, and grim thoughts surfaced each time the subway car doors opened and the sweltering heat from outside rushed in.
Summer has begun, and it is doubtful we’ll have respite until fall. Knowing the heat was coming, I saved this post until now. On hot days the thought of heating up the stove to cook a meal makes me shudder, and the though of eating out becomes more and more appealing.
And so with pleasure, I bring to you Haru. A great sushi restaurant open in the evenings up on 81st and Amsterdam.
Before you run away because you hate fish, let me just say that not all sushi includes fish. I myself only like the vegetarian varieties. No, I’m not vegetarian, I’m just not to partial to raw fish.
Let me take you on a brief visual tour before I sign off for today.
They have nice outdoor seating if the weather happens to be nice.
They have nice spring rolls.
Vegetable Spring Roll with pickled plum sauce.
This is usually what I order. A vegetable roll and cucumber avocado roll.
Here’s a closer look.
And this is what the couple sitting next to me ate. Quite a feast for the eyes, isn’t it?
They are friendly, the food is yummy, and the ambiance is perfect for sushi. Just keep in mind that they open at 5:00 on weekdays, and 12:30 on weekends.