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10 Ways to Stay Upbeat and Happy, ALL THE TIME!!

Life can be an LMFAO Album- always happy, always up beat and full of energy!! Just play it!

Remember way back when you can’t just purchase the one song you like, and you are stuck buying the entire CD that’s really not worth your time/ money? Time has changed baby, choose what you want to hear!

Dealing with everyday situations isn’t so much different. You won’t play depressing songs if you want to dance, why should you mope around when you want to be happy? Get your Party Rock on and reignite the fire you have for life! Choose what’s right for you!

Ok! Here’s the top 10 list like David Letterman on being happy and upbeat!!!

1. No more complaining!

  • Trust me on this one. If you want to find happiness, don’t do it! Also, watch out for “Venters”! They literally suck, sucks the life out of people.

2. Be thankful

  • Pick 3 things to be thankful for everyday! (e.g. I have a loving ______ )

3. Learn to say “No” (To learn the art of saying no, Click Here ❤ )

  • Don’t make yourself too available, take some time for yourself.

4. Choose your happy tunes!

  • Pick songs that give you power and energy to conquer the world when you feel tired!

5. Waking up early, go to bed early!

6. Take what you want, not what you’re given!

7. Be optimistic!

  • Catch yourself if you see things half empty rather than half full.

8. Be responsible

  • You will be more happy when you have more control of any situation.

9. Surround yourself with the right energy!

  • Be with the people who inspire and motivate you.

10. Smile!

Xoxo Cherish every moment!! Be happy 😀 Best of luck and thanks for reading!

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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Blog

 

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I know where to get the best sushi in Chicago

Found the perfect sushi joint! Na-nanana-na!

Our family loves Japanese food, we try out new restaurants every week. Every week, hoping to find a place that knows how to make good sushi. Sushi may seem simple to prepare, it is really hard to perfect. Most important of all in having sushi, is the quality and freshness of their product.

Watch out

I can’t speak for other areas in the US, but here in Naperville, IL we have over 30 establishments that offers sushi. However, out of how many of the restaurants knows how to properly prepare sashimi? Did you know fish that have not been properly prepare contains parasites? Not good. Picking the right place to dine is really important. Anyways, here’s my best sushi experience at:

Sushi by Chef Soon

Spring Spider- Deep fried soft-shell crab, asparagus and mixed greens wrapped with mamenori and cucumber sheet, served with citrus soy

Comments: Very refreshing and creative! Love the no rice concept.

King Crab Sunomono- wrapped with cucumber sheet  and served in sweet mirin vinaigrette

Comments: Similar to the Spring Spider, very refreshing and appetizing! Lovely start to a meal.

Assorted Sashimi

Comments: FRESH FRESH FRESH!!!!!

Assorted Sushi

Comments:  Rice/Sashimi ratio was perfect!!!

Millennium Maki

Shrimp tempura with cream cheese, cucumber, masago, avocado and spicy chili sauce rolled in crunch, drizzled with creamy wasabi and unagi sauce

Comments: This is a must have! Definitely one of my favorites.

Black Dragon

Eel over spicy scallop and topped with black tobiko

Comments: A bit on the sweet side at first, but it balances very well with the spicy scallop.

Chirashi  

Assorted fresh cuts of fish over sushi rice and  served with Japanese picked veggies

Comments: A++ for the plating! I especially enjoy the ika & tobiko which are playfully bundled together (the white roll with orange little beads). Delightful!

What would make it even better for me is to have had Tamago in it.

Red Dragon

Fresh tuna over soft-shell crab

Comments:You can definitely order this as an appetizer. The tangy ponzu sauce gives succulent flavors and makes your mouth water.


BEST DISH OF THE NIGHTCrunchy Melt

Melted mozzarella cheese over shrimp tempura, tempura crunch and cream cheese, drizzled with unagi sauce

Comments:  Creamy & Chewy on the outside, Hot & Crunchy in the middle! Best Dish Of The Night!! Tastes Like Heaven!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

My Wrap Up

Chef Soon is so talented! You can tell he prepares his creations with care and passion through the taste of the food, it is like no other. Every dish is fabulously plated,  I would absolutely give a 100%. Hands down the best sushi experience I have ever had! I highly recommend you to dine here, it is so worth the drive.

Address:
1600 Maple Ave Ste C Lisle, IL 60532
Lisle IL 60532 USA
Hours of operation:
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 2:30 pmDinner: Mon – Sat. 4 30 pm – 10 pm. 

Closed on Sunday

Phone:
(630) 515-0033

http://www.sushibychefsoon.com/

Menu

APPETIZERS

FROM THE SUSHI BAR

Seven Spiced Ahi                                                                                                                        $9

Chopped bigeye tuna marinated with seven spices, stacked on buttered crispy rice, garnished with thin slices of jalapeños

Oven Baked Sake Roulade                                                                                                       $9

Chopped scallop, crabmeat, shrimp and scallion mixed with spiced mayo, rolled up with slices of fresh salmon, oven baked topped with chili tobiko served with house made unagi sauce

Unagi Spring Roll                                                                                                                      $10

Fresh water eel, asparagus, cucumber, avocado and fresh spring greens wrapped in mamenori and rice paper served with sesame dressing

Maui Tartare                                                                                                                               $10

Tartare of fresh tuna and yellowtail mixed with chives, minced garlic, black and orange tobiko served in citrus seven spiced aioli sauce

Hirame and Sea Urchin Roulade                                                                                       $10

Sea urchin rolled up with thin slices of fluke served with chives, chili daikon radish and splashed with citrus soy

Filo Wrapped Ahi                                                                                                                       $9

Spicy tuna and cream cheese with avocado wrapped with filo dough and deep fried, served with creamy wasabi and unagi sauce

Sunomono

Your choice wrapped with cucumber sheet  and served in sweet mirin vinaigrette

Octopus

$8

Shrimp

$8

KingCrab

$10

Combination

$12

Oyster Shooter                                                                                                                              $5

Fresh oyster in sake ponzu sauce served with quail egg and a hint of chili and chives

Uni Shooter                                                                                                                                    $7

Fresh sea urchin in sparkling wine served with quail egg and a slice of lemon

Tuna Sample                                                                                                                               $14

Samples of all the different fresh tuna available served as sashimi

Shiro Ahi Carpaccio.                                                                                                               $10

Thin slices of flash seared, sesame and pepper encrusted super white tuna in citrus soy served on a bed of spring greens

Dynamite                                                                                                                                        $9

Sushi rice wrapped with fresh salmon, oba and mamenori topped with chopped seven spice seasoned fresh scallop, shrimp and crabmeat, served in house ponzu sauce

Spring Spider                                                                                                                              $10

Deep fried soft-shell crab, asparagus and mixed greens wrapped with mamenori and cucumber sheet, served with citrus soy

Spring Blossom                                                                                                                          $11

Tuna, salmon S.W. tuna, asparagus and oba wrapped with mamenori served with sweet citrus vinaigrette

FROM KITCHEN

Soft-Shell Crab                                                                                                                           $10

Lightly floured & fried soft-shell crab served with ponzu sauce dipping sauce

Gyoza                                                                                                                                                $6

Pan fried pork dumpling served with spicy soy dipping sauce

Shumai                                                                                                                                            $6

Steamed shrimp dumpling served with citrus soy dipping sauce

Edamame                                                                                                                                        $4

Steamed soybeans in a pod

SALADS

House Salad                                                                                                                                   $5

Fresh spring greens served with a creamy ginger dressing

Wakame Salad                                                                                                                             $6

Marinated seaweed and cucumbers served with sweet mirin vinaigrette

Cucumber & Japanese Mint Salad                                                                                       $6

Thin slices of cucumber and Japanese mint leaves served with a creamy ginger dressing

Citrus Tuna and Avocado Salad                                                                                          $12

Diced fresh bigeye tuna and avocado with mixed greens served with a citrus garlic olive vinaigrette and garnished with shredded red radish

A  LA CARTE

Fatty Tuna (Otoro) M.P. Fresh Scallop (Hotate) $3
Blue Fin Tuna (Kuromaguro) M.P. Squid (Ika) $2.50
Tuna (Maguro) $3 Octopus (Tako) $2.50
Albacore Tuna (Binnega Maguro) $2.50 Tiger Shrimp (Ebi) $2.50
Super White Tuna(Shiro Maguro) $3 Sweet Shrimp (Ama-ebi) $4
Salmon (Namasake) $3 King Crab (Kani) $4
Smoked Salmon (Smoked Sake) $3 Surf Clam (Hokkigai) $2.50
Red Snapper (Madai) $3 Sea Urchin (Uni) $4
Fluke (Hirame) $2.50 Oyster (Kaki) $3
Fresh Yellow Tail (Hamachi) $3 Salmon Roe (Ikura) $3
Fatty Yellow Tail(Buri Toro) $3.50 Smelt Roe (Masago) $2.50
Fresh Water Eel (Unagi) $2.50 Black Tobiko (Black flying fish roe) $2.50
Sea Eel (Anago) $3 Wasabi Tobiko (Wasabi flavored flying fish roe) $2.50
Mackerel (Saba) $2.50 Chili Tobiko (Chili flavored flying fish roe) $2.50
Sweet Egg (Tamago) $2 Citrus Tobiko (Citrus flavored  flying fish roe) $2.50
Stop Light Tobiko (Wasabi, Citrus & Chili flavored flying fish roe) $3 Rainbow Tobiko (all 4 flavored flying fish roe) $3

SIGNATURE NIGIRI

**All served with chef’s special soy sauce**

Big Eye Tuna                                                                                                                            $3.50

Served with shitake mushrooms sautéed in butter and soy

Seared Tuna                                                                                                                            $3.50

Tuna marinated in garlic olive oil and seared

Zuke Salmon                                                                                                                           $3.50

Seared salmon marinated in house special sauce and served with enoki mushroom sautéed in white truffle oil

Yellowtail                                                                                                                                 $3.50

Served with banana peppers sautéed in butter

Madai                                                                                                                                         $3.50

Fresh Red Snapper from Japan served with chili daikon radish, chives and citrus soy

Mackerel                                                                                                                                         $3

Served with pickled red onion, grated ginger, chives and marinated white seaweed

Sweet Shrimp                                                                                                                          $4.50

Served with chives and garlic sautéed in butter
Seared Ika                                                                                                                                $4.50

Seared squid served over sea urchin with house soy

Kani                                                                                                                                             $4.50

King Crab served with butter lemon

CLASSIC MAKI

California $6 Tuna & Avocado $6
Yellow Fin Tuna $5 Yellow Tail & Scallion $5
Fatty Tuna & Scallion $8 Spicy Tuna $6
Shrimp Tempura $6 Spicy Salmon $6
Philadelphia $8 Soft-shell Crab $8
Fresh Water Eel $6 Crunch Salmon $8
Spicy Octopus $7 Calamari Tempura $6
Spicy Blue Crab $8 Spicy Crunch Roll $8
Salmon Skin Maki $6 Spicy Scallop $8
Choice of Vegetable Maki  $4(Cucumber, avocado, shitake mushroom, oshinko or kampyo)

SPECIALTY MAKI

White Dragon                                                                                                                             $13

Super white tuna over shrimp tempura

Black Dragon                                                                                                                               $13

Eel over spicy scallop and topped with black tobiko

Red Dragon                                                                                                                                   $13

Fresh tuna over soft-shell crab

Atlantic                                                                                                                                         $12

Spicy salmon over snow crab

Dragon                                                                                                                                           $13

Eel over shrimp tempura and topped with chili tobiko

Alaskan                                                                                                                                         $15

Spicy blue crab over king crab

Kamikaze                                                                                                                                      $13

Fresh tuna over spicy tuna

Octo                                                                                                                                                 $12

Spicy salmon over spicy octopus

Rainbow                                                                                                                                        $13

Assorted fish over California

Caterpillar                                                                                                                                   $13

Avocado over snow crab meat and shrimp tempura topped with black and red tobiko

Tataki Tuna                                                                                                                                $13

Seared spicy tuna over spicy tuna

Totoro Kani                                                                                                                                 $15

Spicy tuna over king crab meat

Smoky Bear                                                                                                                                  $13

Seared smoked salmon over shrimp tempura and cream cheese served with unagi sauce

California Sunset                                                                                                                      $14

Fresh salmon and salmon roe over snow crab meat served with sweet miso sauce

CHEF SOON’S SIGNATURE MAKI

Blu Coral Maki                                                                                                                            $15

Lightly battered spicy tuna and cream cheese with avocado, asparagus shrimp, wasabi tobiko and tempura crunch wrapped with mamenori, drizzled with creamy wasabi and unagi sauce

Salmon Obsession                                                                                                                     $15

Lightly battered spicy salmon and cream cheese with cucumber, avocado, crabmeat topped with fresh salmon and chili tobiko, drizzled with chili sauce

Ocean Drive                                                                                                                                 $15

Tuna, yellowtail, avocado, green bell peppers, cilantro and spicy masago mayo wrapped with mamenori, drizzled with chili oil and fresh lime juice

Millenium Maki

 
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