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One of the biggest shockers about having kids is the curtailment of your social life. Lets be honest, we would never send the little darlings back from whence they came, a scientific impossibility anyway, so why do parents always say that? In my early days as a young Mammy living in Hamburg Germany Ireland
Recently I’ve noticed that the years of staying in has somehow produced two fine boys with table manners, the older one can even read a menu now. He was always the food-curious one and, as a toddler, I would buy chats with girlfriends by sitting a tub of stoned black olives in front of his grubby hands. Sides of salmon became his choice treat in the supermarket and I often found him sitting at the fridge, sucking on a pound of butter. Recently his curiosity turned to sushi. What was it and when could he have some?. The only place I know of in town is Aya, whose hip-ness would be too pricey for kid grubs.
It was back to
The menu is a full-colour catalogue of photos. They don’t all flatter the food but give a good idea of what you’re going to get. The big fella chose a safe nori sushi with salmon for starters, I had the ebi (prawn) with fish eggs. The sushi was room temperature, unlike its Japanese cousin. The child hoovered it up with a face like he’d just found God. For mains we chose the beef bulgogi. This came in a big, flat pan and was popped onto the burner on our table. Thinly sliced beef was topped with glass noodles, mushrooms and onions and cooked in about ten minutes in it’s light but slightly sweet sauce. The small fella had his usual of battered chicken (sigh). The rice was perfect jasmine and came in small metal bowls with lids, very cute. The bulgogoi was fine and quite light. Groups at tables took plenty of time grilling little pieces of fish and meat, rolling bites in lettuce and knocking back shots of Korean vodka in between. I stayed off the vodka, given that the kids can’t drive yet. With fizzy drinks and green tea the bill for three was €51.00. And we joined the human race for a little while too.