Awesome Sushi Experience in Sofia, Bulgaria

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昨日もお寿司を食べたけど、今日もお寿司を食べたのだ。場所を変えて本日はブルガリアのソフィアで。今朝3時に起きて大雨の中スーツケースを引きながら20分、駅まで歩いて(朝早すぎてトラムが走ってなかった)、バスに乗って空港に向かい、6時35分発の飛行機でミュンヘンへ。そこで乗り継いで昼過ぎにソフィアに到着。ホテルにお迎えの車を頼んでいたのだがその運転手が何年か前に日本に行ったことがあるということで東京の話で盛り上がってるうちに(この通りは東京でいうと表参道みたいなもんだ・・・みたいなことを言いながらソフィアの目抜き通りを説明してくれたり(笑)ホテルに到着。もうくたくた・・・そんなわけで今日はあまり観光などせずにゆっくりすることにした。そんな今日のハイライトは・・・こんな素敵な寿司ディナー。

I ate sushi in Helsinki yesterday. And I ate sushi in Sofia today! I got up at 3am, walked in the heavy rain for twenty minutes to get to the station to catch a bus to Helsinki airport. My flight left Helsinki at 6:35am and arrived at Sofia at 12:30pm via Munich. Hotel staff came to pick me up at the airport. He told me he had been to Japan and enjoyed it a lot! We talked about Tokyo on the way to the hotel though he was originally trying to show and tell me about Sofia 😉 Anyhow, a long morning, I got totally tired by the time I got to the hotel. So, I decided to have a low-key day. 

ブルガリア人の友達がソフィアに行ったら絶対行ったほうがいいと教えてくれたこの店。絶対行ってよかった(笑。メニューを開いて最初に目をひかれたのがこのえびの前菜。ゆずを使ったお料理。劇ウマ。
Main activity on such a low-key day was to try sushi in Sofia as I do whenever I travel. A Bulgarian friend who used to live in Tokyo strongly recommended the restaurant, Sasa. And of course, I trusted such a recommendation! And she was right!!! Their sushi was awesome as well asl the yuzu prawn appetizer I chose as the photo in the menu lookes super. It tasted as super as the photo. Bliss:)
 
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そしてお寿司も!おいしい、おいしい!とくにとろサーモンの甘めのお醤油と薬味の大根おろしが絶妙!あまりにおいしいのでできるだけゆっくり食べてみた。だってそしたらそのおいしさが味わえる時間が長くなるし(笑 
All of the sushi was delicious but among them, fatty salmon was special. It was served with a little bit sweeter soy sauce and grated Japanese radish. The harmony of those were great and I liked it a lot!
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素敵だったのは食べ物だけでないのだ。お店がビルの18階にあるのでソフィアの街の風景がこんな風に見えたり、ウェイターの人がとても丁寧で気を遣ってくれて、料理だけでなく接客も日本風。シェフは日本人ということだっが、お店の人たちはブルガリア人。それなのに日本的な接客。なんだかうれしかった。今日はあまりブルガリアに来たという感じのアクティビティはなかったけれど明日はUNESCOの世界遺産を見にちょっと遠くまで出かける予定。
In addition to the lovely food, the restaurant had a nice view of Sofia from the 18th floor. Also their customer service was as good as we have in Japan 🙂 Funny to talk this much about Japanese restaurant on my first day in Sofia but it was such as day. Tomorrow, I will go to some famous sights and experience more Bulgalia!
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