Good morning everyone!
Last night Eric and I had our first real date night in a while. Lately our date nights have been our local and usual spots due to our mutual lack of money and my lack of time. So we decided to take a little drive to Reading and check out Mandarin. Don’t let the simplistic website fool you; this place was awesome! From the service to the atmosphere to the food, all really great. The restaurant has both Chinese and Japanese cuisine, which means that Eric and I went for sushi, of course 🙂
We each started off with a beverage:
We got our favorite soup to start:
We each got a salad, too:
I got an appetizer and roll for my entree. The appetizer was called Naruto, which was crab-stick with avocado wrapped in thinly sliced cucumber in I think a rice wine vinegar sauce (it was clear and I’m not totally sure, but it was sweet):
This was really light but filling, too. It was nice to have a sushi roll without the rice. I put a little soy sauce on it to get the sweet and salty taste. It was a little difficult to pick up with chop-sticks, I ended up requesting a fork (Eric laughed at me because he’s a chop-stick pro).
And then there was my California Roll:
Eric got two rolls for his entree, the Red Sox Maki (eel, crab, avocado wrapped with spicy tuna and row on top) and a Salmon Roll:
My meal left me super full but not feeling weighed down or stuffed. It was a great date night place and we will definitely be back (I said it should be a once a month or so treat for us due to the price) but very worth the drive.
This morning we got in a solid 30 minute run in the cool morning air. I really like running with Eric, he’s a great motivator and a really strong runner (but able to slow down for me). We have a few plans for the day and hopefully I will have some photos for your later!
Have a great Saturday!
lots of love,