Thursday, September 06, 2007

Sushi for One? by Camy Tang

Camy Tang's debut novel, Sushi for One?, has just released and promises great entertainment. Camy's a trend-setter with her Sushi series, blending multiculturalism and chick-lit humor with great finesse.

And with us today is Lex Sakai, the star of Sushi for One? with her take on some of her favorite restaurants in the Bay area. Take it away, Lex!

Hi Dineen. This is Lex, Camy’s character from Sushi for One. She said you wanted me to write a guest blog post for your blog (I think she’s just being lazy and doesn’t want to write it, but that’s just me).

Camy says you guys are friends. That’s really cool. She says you guys write together every so often at this fun coffee shop, and go out for lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Yum!

(My cousin Venus looked over my shoulder and said to tell you that you guys need to order more healthy things. Camy said you guys order a salad each and then one or two other appetizers. I know Camy thinks French fries are another food group, so you don’t have to tell me what other appetizers. Venus said you should stop at the salad. I just punched Venus’s arm for you.)

Speaking of yummy restaurants, as a Bay Area resident, have you ever gone to Crustaceans restaurant, the one that’s in Sushi for One? It’s actually in San Francisco (unlike Santana Row, where Camy put it in the book). But the food we ate in that scene is almost entirely what’s served at Crustaceans. It’s Camy’s favorite restaurant, can you tell?

My favorite restaurant is Frankie, Johnnie, and Luigi Too!, which is an Italian place near the gym where I play volleyball every week. Unfortunately, they close at 10, and volleyball ends too late for us to go there afterward. Plus, it’s a little pricey. Sometimes we go there after playoffs, if we end early. FJLs has the best pizza.

(Camy just said to tell you it’s a real restaurant, located off of Prospect and Lawrence Expressway in Saratoga. I swear, the woman is such a control freak, she can’t even let me write a blog post on my own. My cousin Jenn just said something about pots and kettles which I don’t get, but then again, Jenn is a cook so it probably has something to do with Emeril.)

So what other great restaurants do you like to go to? I like eating, although I only do it without inhibition when I’m not in training for a tournament or something like that.

Anyway, it was nice blogging here. I guess I’m not that great a writer—well, duh, I mean, Camy’s the writer or it would be Sushi for One by Lex Sakai.

(Camy just told me to mention her website contest giving away books and an iPod Nano. Hey, I want a Nano … anyway, she said only her newsletter YahooGroup subscribers are eligible, and for people to join here: My goodness, she’s so pushy, I should have just made her write this blog post.)

Thanks for having me—or rather, us here, Dineen!
Thanks for stopping by, Lex! Now for another contest, thanks to Camy. Leave a comment for chance to win a copy of her fabulous new book!


Camy Tang said...

Thanks for having us here, D!

ForstRose said...

Please enter me for the book. forest_rose[at]yahoo[dot]com

I love Cheesecake Factory cheesecake. Since you go there repeatedly - do you always order cheesecake when you go or can you resist sometimes? I've actually gone specifically for the cheesecake forget the rest of the food; I still had to split the slice with a friend though cause they are gigantic.

heidibelle said...

That was very cute and well done. It sounds like there are some fabulous places to eat out there that I have not tried yet!

Cherie J said...

Cool post about food, my favorite subject. :-) Please enter me in the drawing for this wonderful book!

Camy Tang said...

ForestRose, I love the cheesecake but I also like the strawberry shortcake. Something about that butter shortcake biscuit is divine!

ChristyJan said...

I'd love to be entered to win this book.

hawkes AT citlink DOT net

Dineen A. Miller said...

ChristyJan, you're our winner! I'm sending you an email today (Sunday). Blessings, and thanks everyone for stopping by. :-)

ChristyJan said...

Dineen I'm thrilled to have won Camy's book! I've replied to your e-mail. Thank you!

:-)Ronie said...

Too funny! Love it!

Lynn Donovan said...

This was cute and clever. I am hoping Camy's book is a great success. You are NEXT!! Love and hugs, me