Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tsukasa - Bordentown, NJ - from 11 DEC 2010

Tonight we had a wine tasting to attend at our good friend Dee's house, so we headed into Bordentown a bit early to grab something to eat.  The town was definitely buzzing tonight, with the Christmas Historic Homes Tour tonight.  Parking on Farnsworth Avenue was packed, so we rounded the corner and went to Tsukasa Japanese restaurant for some noodle bowls.

We walked in and there were 3 other tables seated, so as always, it was great to see some people supporting this great establishment.  As I've said before, this is a great family run place, with mom in the kitchen making the hot food, dad behind the sushi bar, and their son running the front of house.  They have been open for 2-3 years now, and it is great to see them being supported by the locals!

We both started off with a roll, Zelda going for the spicy salmon and avocado, and I went for my spicy tuna roll, which is always a staple for me.  As usual, the fish was great, fresh, and flavorful.  It had just the right amount of spice, and the texture of the rice couldn't have been better.  Fantastic as usual.

For dinner, if you want to call it that tonight, we ordered noodle bowls.  Zelda went the tempura soba route, and I went the tempura udon route.  The only difference between the two is the noodle.  She had a thick white noodle, where I had a much thinner buckwheat noodle.

On the side of our soups was a heaping helping of tempura.  We got two shrimp, onion, string beans, sweet potato, zucchini, and broccoli.  As always, the veggies were fresh, nicely breaded, and nicely fried, and this left us extremely happy.

We also met a really nice couple from Allentown, NJ, and it was nice to see that they love the sushi at Tsukasa so much, that this is the place that they like to come.  There really are quite a few places between here and Allentown that they could visit, but it says something that they frequent Tsukasa.  That is a great thing, and I hope to hear more stories like this!

It was also nice to see our friend Raphael stop in, picking up sushi for the wine tasting that we are attending tonight at Dee's house!  With that said, we actually got to eat Tsukasa twice tonight, and in both instances, are belly's were pleasantly pleased!  Great stuff!  We'll be back soon!  Cheers!

Tsukasa Japanese Restaurant
1 1/2 Crosswicks Street
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Phone:  (609) 298-3838

PS:  for vino tonight, we grabbed a simple 2009 Hogue Cellars Riesling Late Harvest (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley) tonight to save our palates for the giant reds we'll be tasting!

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