We walk in, and sit, and start looking through the menu. Who's UR Daddy, Screaming Orgasm, Ex-Girlfriend, Something's Wrong, Say My Name.... Did we walk into an adult video store? Nope, these are names of some of Tomo's specialty rolls. Besides these questionable names, this sushi place has a specials board that changes daily. I can suddenly see a twinkle in Happy Meal's eyes.
I order a vegetable roll. Standard. Then it's his turn: sea urchin, baby grouper, bonito, monkfish liver. He also orders the Screaming Orgasm, because of the name. And live baby octopus. My heart and brain explode.
Happy Meal's Screaming Orgasm (Tuna Tataki) arrives, and he is pleased. I am happy with my veggie roll, with crisp veggies and seaweed salad all rolled into my adorable lunch. His live baby octopus comes next. Honestly, I expected a bowl of the cutest little octopi ever. It was not that at all (see the photo). Happy Meal eats in silence. The rest of his food comes, and he is still silent.
I know that when Happy Meal is not talking about work, or texting work, or reading emails about work AND he is silent - that he is having one amazing meal. I've seen this happen maybe twice. Maybe. He talked about the sushi for hours, well into the night, because it was so delicious. I cannot fathom eating a live baby octopus, but Happy Meal was genuinely happy with this Austin-based sushi joint.
We will definitely be back. Happy Meal wants to try live scallops, eel and lobster. Really? You want to eat a live lobster?