Terry has been doing a show, so it’s been difficult to find time to spend together, much less time to go out and eat. When we realized that Sake Bomb was open late, we realized that we could easily do a late dinner there. This could quite possibly be part one of two installments of “Terry and Julie’s Late Night Dinner Adventures”.
First, I’d like to establish that I really like their raspberry martinis. They’re darn good. They’re also the cause of me totally forgetting the fact that we had dessert. In fact, I didn’t remember we had dessert until I looked at the pictures. Terry tells me it was good. I’ll take his word on it.
We started off with tempura: theirs is excellent, similar to Apsara’s, but with much larger shrimp. They serve it with ponzu (I think that ponzu must be a new, trendy flavor. It’s not new, per se, but it’s definitely trendy) and it has sweet potatoes in the veggie mix. I love tempura sweet potatoes.
And for dessert, tempura-battered matcha ice cream covered in chocolate and raspberry sauce and whipped cream. I vaguely remember eating some of the tempura. Terry assures me that it was good, a Japanese take on a Mexican-American treat (that isn’t actually fried, but we don’t really deal in technicalities here, do we?). He said he’d probably not order it again, as it wasn’t spectacular. Maybe a different flavor of ice cream?
I really wish that there were more restaurants open for late-night meals: right now, besides diners like Camp Washington Chili or Asian restaurants like Shanghai Mama’s and Sake Bomb, I can think of very few restaurants whose kitchens are open past midnight, or even 11 PM. Where do you go when you have the late-night munchies?