Kumo, Hamden

Kumo in Hamden is one of the most reliable traditional sushi restaurants around. Of course, if I want something new and crazy I will go to Miya's Sushi in New Haven. But for rolls and sushi of the 'traditional' or rather the 20th century variety, I will go to Kumo every time, despite having a dozen or more sushi options in Hamden alone. It is interesting that we have so much Japanese food here in Connecticut, and so little Chinese (relatively). Does anyone know the reason for this switch of the usual ratio?

Sapporo, Midtown Manhattan

Tried Sapporo in Midtown during an excursion last week. It was totally packed for lunch, but we managed to squeeze in after a 20 minute wait. It was worth the trouble.

Amy had the Tan-Tan-Men Ramen, something they just don't have at Connecticut restaurants (yet). Meaty!

I had the Berkshire Pork Katsu curry. Amazing. Again, Japanese curry is hard to find even in New Haven, so it was great to have again. A perfect Manhattan lunch experience.