Tuna handrolls and spicy tuna rolls. I’m sorry, I can’t tell you where this place is, or more to the point I won’t. It’s like a band that is so good you’re just dying to share them with a friend but in the meanwhile you can still catch them playing at the local pub for $5. I’ve been having sushi from this place for nearly ten years and I just recently had the pleasure of introducing the place to Braised Bombshell. This place is no frills, no bullshit, just best rolls and handrolls you will ever have. They are like my family and they know me by name. Their food is so damn good that I’ve already unwillingly gained too many siblings for my liking ;)
- (selfish) Gastrodamus
Finally got around to eating at Sake Room, which turns out to be a great spot for fusion sushi rolls. The thought of a bastardized roll may cause internal brain hemorrhage for some but I for one was pleasantly smitten. The $20 720ml bottle of sake didn’t hurt either.
Case in point, riceless Pink Panther roll (spring mix instead of traditional rice with tempura shrimp).
So we were adventurous and just ordered the chef’s sushi plate at Yakko-San. I tried this roe roll, looks gorgeous right? How can this taste bad when it has beauty on its side? Well this roll taught me the hard lesson that no matter how bad ass I think I am with Japanese tapas, there is always room to grow. This was sooo fishy and the hard little roe kept crunching on my teeth; I barely made it through.
But it looks lovely, don’t it?
BB seductively cradles the giant “Blue Ocean Punch Bowl” from Benihana. This thing will #@$% YOU UP!! Now you might be saying “BENIHANA BVSC?!” YES Benihana! Sorry but even foodie snobs like us need to slum it at a kitschy chain restaurant once in a while, it keeps us grounded :P It can’t always be foie gras and bacon flavored smoke, sometimes you gotta rejoice in those guilty pleasures. Honestly the food was decent and sometimes it all pays off when your chef loses an eyebrow in a flammable onion tower mishap, you ain’t gettin’ that at Nobu!