My sister, MSC, was in town recently for her best friend’s wedding. She was not attending as a guest though, but as the Minister. MSC recently became ordained by one of those internet churches you hear about. Pretty funny if I say so myself. Since she was in town for a couple days, she and my parents came in for dinner. They decided they wanted us to stay in the neighborhood, so I decided that we should check out a relatively new Japanese place called Chado.
We started off with a couple appetizers for the table.
“Shrimp & Crab Harumaki” spring rolls with baby leeks, woodear mushrooms, spicy kalamansi nectar dip. These were good with the shrimp being the most pronounced flavor.
Tempura Appetizer with Shrimp, Carrots, Eggplant, and Onion. These items were ok. The “stick thingy” is actually fried ramen noodles, not just a pretty garnish.
MSC got the “Spicy Aquatic Roll” spicy tuna with crunchy flakes, ao kappa top with torched salmon and kabayaki sauce. She was happy with her selection.
Mom is not the biggest sushi fan, so I was pretty surprised that she got it. She liked her Avocado Roll and Tuna Roll.
Aunt B ordered the California roll, Tuna roll, and Spicy shrimp roll. She was especially pleased with the Spicy shrimp roll mainly due to the panko-fried shrimp. I had a bite and it was quite tasty and had nicely contrasting textures.
CT ordered the Sashimi Platter. I thought it was pretty funny that the platter came with a big bowl of rice on the side. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of getting sashimi?
CT says: The fish was all pretty yummy and fresh. I was surprised to see a cooked fish included in the platter. Unfortunately I couldn’t remember what they told me it was, but it was delicious! I’m really mad at myself for not asking them again. I was also going to ask for a small bowl of rice on the side, but decided to forgo it, so I was also surprised to see the large bowl it came with. I have a hard time seeing rice and not eating it, so of course I dug in even though I was already full. Fortunately, TT took it away from me before I made myself ill.
Dad got the “Popular Mix And Match Sushi” with 3 pcs tuna, 3 pcs yellow tail, 3 pcs salmon and 1 eel cucumber roll. The nigiri was a bit on the smaller side, but the fish was super fresh. He was very pleased with his meal.
I ordered the “Sushi Deluxe.” Similar to what Dad got, the pieces were small but really tasty. I thought I would still be hungry after eating this, but I was pleasantly satisfied.
All in all, it was a very nice meal. I was glad MSC had time to come in and see us since she was back in town and I hadn’t seen her since we went down to Austin back in the spring. Chado is a bit on the pricier side, but the quality of the fish is so high that it is worth it.