I discovered a new sushi place that serves a wonderful omakase course. I'll post more pics soon, but the best surprise was in the middle of the omakase course where our chef presented us with a cute little box:
What's the surprise inside the pretty box? A 3 course tasting of live abalone!
Let's take a closer look at each tasty sample. First is sliced abalone sashimi with a splash of soy sauce:
Then grilled abalone with a great smokey flavor :
And finally abalone tempura; fried crunchy deliciousness!: