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“Make Your Own”
April 16, 2014

They say retail therapy helps people increase their happiness. As for me, I’m taking a different approach to happiness this time without resorting to retail therapy. Let the little things make a big differences and enjoy the moment. I took the “100 Happy Days” concept and scaled it down to 5 days, which is perfect because it’ll be the 5 week days of my spring break. It’s a great opportunity to replenish my energy any way possible so I have a #5HappyDays *unofficial* post that is getting worked on right now.

My boyfriend and I had lunch today since I was in the area, turning in some paperwork for student housing. I have been wanting to try out this place for a while and it was where I got the inspiration of making the sushi bowl. It’s called MYO Sushi, where you basically “make your own” sushi whether it’s in the form of a roll, bowl, or burrito. One of the twists is that the place doesn’t accept tips (unless it’s a note saying they’re awesome) while giving outstanding services.

I ordered a salmon sashimi bowl because I wanted to try out what it really taste like. The combination of cabbage, seaweed, cucumber, and lettuce (I think) blended in well with the salmon + masago. The whole meal comes with some edamame beans, salad, miso soup, and deep fried sweet potato.


I ate half of the bowl because my boyfriend and I switched half of what we have so we can try out both things. He got a spicy tuna ‘burrito’, though I thought it would’ve been wrapped in rice paper but it was wrapped in seaweed instead. So basically think of a regular spicy tuna roll that is served uncut. I didn’t mind, especially how nicely wrapped the burrito was. Good stuff :).

17 Responses

  1. Tara ☆ April 17, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Make your own sushi bowl? That’s a new one on me, but it’s kind of a good idea! I think that’s a good idea since people can customise it however they want 🙂

    And it’s interesting that the place you went to doesn’t accept tip. Tipping is not common in Korea, but it’s common at the places on base, which emulates the US, so yeah, I find that whole concept interesting.

    I hope your spring break is going well! Take cares!

  2. Uglyfish ☆ April 17, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Oh that looks amazing! It’s been so long since I’ve had sushi, and so many people keep putting pictures up of it, it’s making me hungry! I must have some again soon! Why do they not accept tips? That’s odd!

  3. Joy ☆ April 17, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I have yet to try sushi but the bowl looks yummy! I need to get off my butt and go ahead and try sushi lol

  4. Jessica ☆ April 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    LOL It seems as if everytime I go blog-hopping, I find something that I need to google or a site that I need to visit. 🙂 This #5HappyDays sounds like an awesome idea, and I’m definitely thinking that I need to do it as well, if you don’t mind? I’m definitely also going to have to try sushi…guess I should post on Facebook to see if there are any sushi places near me. 🙂 Finally, I’ll be sure to check out the forum and join. I’ve been looking for one to join, so it comes at the perfect time.

  5. Becca ☆ April 18, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Ah that’s a lovely idea – I love these little projects that spread positivity online. Everything just seems so negative nowadays.

    Wow, your food looks absolutely delicious! It’s a shame for the staff that they don’t accept tips I guess, but I suppose itsca fairer system 🙂

  6. Bee-chan ☆ April 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Wow, I’ve never heard of the 100 Happy Days but i think I’m going to try it. I’m never really a fan of sushi but making your own sushi looks fun!

    I’ll join The Lovely Us because i really do like forums. Lol. 🙂

  7. Czarina Mae ☆ April 19, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I can seriously tell how much you love sushi/sashimi! A lot of your posts feature them but I’m not complaining though. I’m super in love with them as well so I can’t blame you. If I could I would eat sashimi all day err day. Hahaha!

    This is such a fun idea too! Maybe I can try it at home once I gather all the ingredients. Haha! 🙂

    Have a great day!

  8. Amanda ☆ April 19, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS. Excuse me for freaking out but ugh how have I lived in SoCal my entire life and not heard of this place?! I must try it when I go home (mostly because you made it look so delicious). Sushi in any form is just perfect. The tip thing is pretty common in Japan, apparently! I’ve had a Japanese friend tell me that if you tip, then it’s disrespectful? I’m not too sure on this, but I sure think it’s interesting!

    Based on your 5 Happy Days unofficial, I can tell food makes you happy ^__^ it makes me happy too. 5 days is so much better than 100. 100 seems so… intimidating. There are obviously unhappy people out there with commitment problems!

  9. Raisa ☆ April 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Retail therapy is very dangerous! Shopping makes me happy but then I look at my credit card bill at night and I feel really bad.

    Oh gosh, I want to try MYO sushi too! Looks very fun and delicious. 😀

  10. Malik ☆ April 20, 2014 at 3:08 am

    The food looks fantastic, Nancy! Phew, I left blogwalking for almost 5 months, that’s almost half a year. Well never mind. It looks like you’re enjoying the food you had, I never ate any sushi before because I don’t know, it looks, um. Never mind. Hahaha

  11. Cat ☆ April 21, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I like the “happy days” idea 🙂 I actually started using Happier again since it’s pretty much the same idea, haha.

    Ooh, I like the idea of “make your own sushi”. We have a place here that is like Chipotle, where you go down the line and choose what goes into your sushi roll. I’m not a big fan of it because they put way too much rice in it. It’d be nice if they had other options like making your own sushi bowl. I might like that better 🙂 That looks good!

  12. AnneMarie ☆ April 21, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Where is this MYO sushi place located? It sounds delicious! 😀 I love that you can customize the bowls. I wish they had a place like that here in Seattle.

    And I’m definitely looking into the My Lovely Us community. Melissa’s my host too and I recall reading a few tweets or something about the new community. I’m excited to join!

  13. Jenn~ ☆ April 21, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    That place sounds cool even though I’m not a sushi eater. Being a vegetarian I never get to trade plates with my husband, lol. That’s a great idea to try new things. The avocado looks good, yum!

  14. Chynna ☆ April 23, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Hnnnnnngh. Nancy, you’re killing me with these food posts. You’re a total foodie, :’)

    Hope your having an awesome Spring Break!

  15. Michelle ☆ April 23, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    That’s the first I’ve ever heard of make your own sushi bowl. I tried sushi for the second time and enjoyed it, but I think I would fail at making it. Hmm, I hope your spring break is going well!

    Also, I definitely want to join the new community. I’m free this summer(no summer classes), so I can surely participate online more with others.

  16. Alice ☆ April 23, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    HELL. I’M SO HUNGRY NOW DAMMIT NANCY. Making your own sushi bowl and not needing to tip hhhh hhhhhhh gimme gimme gimme all that delicious looking Japanese food *__*

    Seaweed burritos sound kinda ehh, but I guess you can’t knock it till you try it.

    Yayayay new forum 😀

  17. Agent Q ☆ May 2, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Love the idea! I don’t recall having that “Make Your Own” option menu anywhere in Texas nor in Japan during my 5-year stay there.

    Why won’t that place accept tips? I assume folks there are already paid a decent wage comparatively? Was the food more expensive to offset the costs? That’s how it was done in Europe. We COULD tip them, but such wasn’t needed because folks were paid well.

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