September 25, 2007

They are 1/4 Mexican

Tonight, Swee’Pea and TheMonk were introduced to sushi – and all it’s accoutrements.

It didn’t start out as an introduction to sushi. Swee’Pea and TheMonk sat down to a meal of teriyaki chicken and rice while Mommy ate her Mexican Taco sushi roll and Daddy ate his Banana & Shrimp sushi roll (Hey, it’s southern California – our sushi is just different).

Before long, both Swee’Pea and TheMonk expressed a strong interest in what we were eating. I didn’t want to share so I wolfed down my banana roll as quickly as possible. I know. I’m a giver.

Mommy, however, has not yet developed her sushi-hoarding skills. However, her sushi was spicy so I think she figured Swee’Pea and TheMonk wouldn’t like it. Upon first tasting the spiciness of Mommy’s sushi sauce both Swee’Pea and TheMonk had similar reactions.

Bug Eyes followed by a quick trip to the sippy cup.

But no tears.

In fact, after they got over the initial shock, the spice was not big thing. Swee’Pea, in particular, was particularly enamored with the spice. She soon found out about the pickled ginger and kept asking for more of the “spicy pink.” She soon finished off the entire heap of ginger.

TheMonk, while eating an occasional slice of pickled ginger, was more of a “sweet” guy as he made sure to finish up his teriyaki chicken. It fits since he’s such a sweet boy.

Swee’Pea, on the other hand, has proven she is every bit as spicy as her taste.

Maybe I should change her name to “Spicy’Pea.”


  1. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — get your kids started on sushi early. You will gain instant popularity among the staff if your kid(s) are seen wolfing down the raw fish. And by popularity, I mean free food. You won’t believe the shit I get comped at my regular sushi place, where the owner is endlessly amused by Ronen’s appetite.

    Comment by Rattling the Kettle — September 25, 2007 @ 10:35 pm

  2. I’m impressed! The first time I tried sushi I was 18. Kids these days, so advanced.

    Comment by Ellen — September 25, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

  3. Yes, they are 1/4 Mexican which explains why they like the spicy. But they were eating sushi and teriyaki! If I’m not mistaken, Asian is about the only thing they are NOT.

    Comment by Aunt Raina — September 26, 2007 @ 10:15 am

  4. Good grief, I’m half Japanese and I can’t STAND pickled ginger!

    My kids LOVE teriyaki as well. Good thing I can make it.

    Comment by Deanna — September 26, 2007 @ 11:18 am

  5. Wow! How was “Spicy’Pea’s” diaper today?

    Comment by Grace — September 26, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

  6. Mmmmm pickled ginger. Here’s hoping they stay so gastronomically curious!

    Comment by Kara @ Fear and Loathing in Stepford — September 26, 2007 @ 5:40 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.


Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: