Well, today marked the first day of yet another scramble to prepare for test block. For the next couple of weeks, I'll spending most of my time at school, studying in a tiny computer room that might be infested with large cockroaches. This means that there won't be much time for baking or even cooking in the upcoming weeks. I couldn't have felt the pain of this more last night when I was eating white rice topped with a fried egg and covered in soy sauce. This combo is my go-to meal when I have nothing in the house to eat. It's not great by any means, but it gets the job done.

While I wolfing down my less-than-stellar dinner, I couldn't help but reminisce about the WONDERFUL dinner that I had with my friends on Friday night. Every year, a couple of friends and I get together to mark the anniversary of the day we all met up in Paris and journeyed to Clermont-Ferrand for our semester abroad. Since we've all been busy with school and work, our reunion was delayed a bit this year by over a month, but it's better late than never, right?

We started the evening at Tokyo Japanese Restaurant for some sushi. It was the first time that any of us had ever been to Tokyo for sushi, and we were all happy with the results. All of the rolls that we ordered we delicious, but there were a few stand out ones--spicy tuna roll, Dynamite Crunch, Stamina, and the spider roll. Tokyo is lacking in the appetizers department in comparison to it's trendier competitor, Sushi Neko on Western Avenue, but I would say that the rolls are comparable. If you're looking for good atmosphere, you should head on over to Sushi Neko, but if it doesn't matter either way, give Tokyo a try.

After we finished all of our rolls, we weren't quite full yet and were hankering for some dessert. We didn't feel like have any of the desserts at Tokyo, so we headed to The Melting Pot in Bricktown for some chocolate fondue. The Melting Pot is a chain restaurant that specializes in fondue; even though it's a chain, it's still pretty cool to go to. Among the four of us, we were able to devour a large serving of the Cookies and Cream chocolate fondue, which is basically dark chocolate melted with some marshmallow cream and Oreo crumbs and then flambeed at the table. What did we dip in the chocolate? Everything that is pictured below. That's right; we dipped cheesecake, rice krispy treats, marshmallows, brownies, pound cake, strawberries, and bananas in a pool of chocolate. The greatest part was that they refill the dippers for free; it's unlimited! It was a really sweet and decadent end to a great evening of memories and delicious food. What a yummy way to celebrate the start of two weeks of solid cramming!

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
7516 N. Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

The Melting Pot
4 E. Sheridan Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104