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On Monday I joined my parents for sushi at Sentosa's to celebrate their eloping 14 years ago. Sake, miso soup, gen mai cha green tea, scallops in orange, ginger, and sesame sauce, port townsend roll, chili miso tempura shrimp roll, and ginger ice cream.


josh rolls
gael miso shop window

When I was looking for the Sentosa website (which is down right now) I came across a porn site called TastyShaved.com with the keywords "sentosa dream city catering port townsend washington." What the...?

After dinner we watched K-Pax at the Rose Theatre, where Rocky (the same who replied to my email) introduced the movie. They have a tradition there of giving out a door prize and reading facts and quotes about the movie beforehand. I think it makes the experience more personable and interesting.

rose theatre
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On November 15th, 2001 07:56 am (UTC), ex_snej373 commented:
Sentosa's, yum
I love Sentosa's. I've been there twice but actually never had the sushi; their noodle soups were just so delicious (and I'm not usually that wild about noodle soups.)

Congratulations to your parents!
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On November 15th, 2001 02:33 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: Sentosa's, yum
I love their noodles as well. :) But I once had their "Seven Seasons" noodles with tuna and it was hard for me to stomach that much raw tuna in one go (their portions are very generous). I'm a wasabi junkie though so I usually have the rolls.

Thanks. I'm happy for them. :)
On November 15th, 2001 02:45 pm (UTC), ex_snej373 replied:
Re: Sentosa's, yum
Ah, you're more like me, then. Diana, my wife, can't comprehend how, if raw fish is good, more raw fish wouldn't always be better. I'm always the first to cry "Uncle" during our sushi binges.
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On November 15th, 2001 02:57 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: Sentosa's, yum

It's a texture issue for me. The taste was good, but something about the texture. I tried their eel too, that definitely was not my thing.

One dish I do recommend is their seared albacore tuna. The outside is cooked but the inside left raw. It's a more bearable balance for me.
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On November 15th, 2001 08:25 am (UTC), ex_monsieurl370 commented:
damn you naomi! damn you for making me hungry! :-p

hmm, if i remember correctly, sentosa is the name of a resort island right near singapore
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On November 15th, 2001 01:53 pm (UTC), nomi replied:

It's revenge for making me miss Belgos. ;)

When I did a search for just "Sentosa" google gave me hundreds of hits, I didn't realize it was such a popular name.
On November 15th, 2001 01:55 pm (UTC), ex_monsieurl370 replied:
i didn't make you miss belgo?!?!?!?!

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On November 15th, 2001 02:25 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
You did make me miss Belgo. I think they should open one in Seattle. ;)
On November 15th, 2001 02:27 pm (UTC), ex_monsieurl370 replied:
no, San Jose first!
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On November 15th, 2001 02:36 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Hehe I guess if they couldn't make it in New York there's not much hope for either of us. ;)

I watched a program in the UK about the owner of Belgo. They gave him a challenge to work for a day in his restaurants as a cook, a waiter, and a manager. He failed miserably, but he also realized he needed to make a lot of cuts in order to pay his UK workers proper wages because they were incredibly overworked. That is one reason why the NYC Belgo failed.

On November 15th, 2001 04:36 pm (UTC), ex_monsieurl370 replied:
interesting. learn something new everyday :-)
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On November 15th, 2001 08:41 am (UTC), atlaz commented:
I liked Sentosa... we'll have to go there when I'm back.
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On November 15th, 2001 02:39 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
I would eat there all the time if I could afford it.

The fact the Mariko goes there all the time says something too. ;)

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On November 15th, 2001 08:53 am (UTC), gracejustis commented:
:) Everything looks so golden and warm...ahhhhh....

I have (actually, I should had now that it's been closed) a similiar little theater in my home town...It's a lovely way to watch a movie.
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On November 15th, 2001 02:43 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
That is sad it is closed now. :( There used to be a beautiful old theatre in Spokane (Eastern
Washington)that I loved, but they tore it down. It caused a lot of controversy.
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On November 15th, 2001 08:58 am (UTC), everjaime commented:
I love the picture of the rose theater. It's glowing. Beautiful, beautiful stuff =)
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On November 15th, 2001 02:46 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Thanks. :) That theatre is gorgeous. The walls on each side are covered in paintings and framed by red velvet curtains. It makes the whole experience feel special.
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On November 15th, 2001 05:00 pm (UTC), everjaime replied:
Wow. That wouldn't just be an evening at the theatre. That would be an experience to savor and cherish.
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On November 15th, 2001 01:37 pm (UTC), savonarola commented:
completely unrelated
i was cruising through the latest
issue of cineaction and totally
mistook the actress Veronica
Lake for a blonde version of
you, ms nomi.

ever get that one before?

could be a ringer methinks.
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On November 15th, 2001 02:54 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: completely unrelated
lol! Thank you. No, that's a new one for me. I've always admired her silky slinky dresses though.

Me as a blonde is an interesting concept. I would try it but I'm scared that the result would be decidedly un-Veronica Lake-ish. :)
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On November 15th, 2001 05:14 pm (UTC), spiraley commented:
Gimme some-o-dat!

food! not porn.

no porn now
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On November 15th, 2001 06:27 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
There's probably a place in Japan where you can have both.
On November 15th, 2001 07:33 pm (UTC), gracejustis replied:
And at the same time, no less!
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On November 15th, 2001 10:35 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Can't go wrong with sushi & porn! ;)

please make the weird mental images stop.

On November 15th, 2001 10:43 pm (UTC), gracejustis replied:
I don't know...I think that could go very...very...wrong...8-O

yes, for the love of God, make the mental images stop
On November 18th, 2001 05:21 pm (UTC), ex_foible replied:
all this talk has made me hungry
mere minutes from now, i'll be meeting up with an old friend from high school, whom i haven't seen since her wedding, six years ago. we'll be having sushi down at fuji, in the international district. i should ask the server, with a straight face, if they serve porn.

i haven't been to sentosa's ..
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On November 21st, 2001 06:32 pm (UTC), gael replied:
Re: all this talk has made me hungry
Hehe - on a dare, I once asked a server in a Mexican restaurant if the 'mole' on their menu had many bones in it.

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On November 21st, 2001 06:48 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: all this talk has made me hungry
So, did you ask? ;)
On November 26th, 2001 09:40 pm (UTC), ex_foible replied:
Re: all this talk has made me hungry
i ended up opting against it. on the way in, i espied a "fishtian" on her vehicle, and inferred that she has ... changed ... over the years. i figured such a joke wouldn't be appreciated. the conversation revolved around safe topics, such as the antics of our pets, and the home that she and her husband will be buying.
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