100 Favorite Dishes, No. 78: Sweet Shrimp At Yutaka

100 Favorite Dishes, No. 78: Sweet Shrimp At Yutaka

To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me.

My meal at Yutaka is months old but one memory is firmly with me. I've been trying to find better shrimp heads at every sushi restaurant I've visited and am still coming up short. The batter on these babies was amazing, literally shattering like glass as I took a bite.

It was a big bite. I popped each head in my mouth like an over-sized potato chip and a smile took crept over my face as I crunched away. Their insides were meaty and textured and tasted of custardy, cooked shrimp. It was a fresh and simple flavor I can't shake.

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