Last weekend, we flew out to Dallas for a quick trip. One of my close friends from high school was getting married!!! This trip was also a mini high school reunion as many of my friends from the Vegas reunion trip were invited to this wedding too.
For dinner, we visited Osaka Sushi Buffet in Plano, Texas. This was basically the rehearsal dinner on the night before the wedding. This was a really nice treat and a buffet made sense for such a large group. I believe it was a reservation for around 40 people! Even though we don’t eat fish or seafood, there were plenty of good options for us vegetarians at this buffet! There was every kind of Japanese food you could imagine and then some. How funny that we had Japanese, not Texas style BBQ in Texas!
Plate 1: Vegetable tempura, vegetable spring rolls, stir fried udon, sauteed green beans with crispy fried onions. The sweet potato tempura was especially tasty!Plate 2: I somehow forget to snap a quick photo of this round… think I was distracted by the conversation at the table. This was my sushi plate. There were a couple veggie sushi, as well as seaweed salad, a spicy bean sprout salad, and inari (tofu skin) sushi.
Plate 3: And of course, there was a ramen station at the buffet! A couple people commented that this wasn’t “real” ramen, but I thought it was a decent vegetarian ramen. Shoyu broth with noodles, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, scallions, and chili powder. It’s nice being able to top the ramen yourself. Plate 4: Desserts! I passed on the more traditional desserts like red bean soup because those really aren’t my thing. The creme brulee was yummy and so were the petit fours. So many petit fours to choose from! I tried the green tea, coffee, chocolate, and blueberry. On this trip, there was lots of catching up and laughs over good meals. As I’ve grown older I’ve realized how important it is to keep in touch with old friends. It’s also made me think more about who brings the most positive energy to my life and who I plan to keep around in the long term. It may be over 10 years since we’ve all lived in the same place, but these girls are some of the best people I have ever met.