Bulgogi vinaigrette, ‘siracha’, celery, yuzu, satsuma. $17 1760, San Francisco CA
Hmm, this was a pretty new and inventive dish for me, but did it really work? I’d say no for several reasons. I don’t think all the flavors worked in harmony. The bulgogi flavor with citrus from the satsuma and yuzu along with sriracha and creeping rosemary really didn’t do it for me. There was too many strong, competing flavors so it each bite was confusing. There was also very little hamachi on the plate. The rosemary and and celery ribs were also stringy and unpleasant to chew through. (And they misspelled ‘siracha’ on their menu.)
Crab, scallion, cucumber with tuna, hamachi and avocado “lounging” on top. $16 Dragonfly, Old San Juan, PUERTO RICO
Ugh, I guess it’s my own fault thinking that I could get decent sushi in Old San Juan. This was dry, sad and the sushi rice had a weird texture and flavor. You think an island would have fresh seafood, but that wasn’t the case.
Morro Castle. That was some walk all the way up to the Castle! We didn’t go in, but it looked pretty impressive from the outside.
3 maguro (tuna), 3 sake (salmon), 3 hamachi (yellowtail), 3 unagi (eel), 3 hirame (halibut – we substituted this for the California roll). Served with miso soup. $33 + $3 substitution charge Asian Gourmet & Sushi Bar, Gahanna OH
This looks really pretty on the plate, but this wasn’t all that great in terms of fresh sushi. The fish was of OK quality and the pieces were super cold (recently defrosted? ew). I’m just glad that they didn’t taste fishy and old. I’m still hoping that I can get good sushi in Ohio! The service was friendly though. This restuarant was SO weird though because it had food from all different Asian countries. It’s like the corner shops in San Francisco that have burgers, Chinese food, and donuts! Can you really trust that they can make any of it authentically or decently?
This place is awesome for happy hour! The prices are great and the sushi doesn’t suck. You always have to be a little weary of super cheap sushi, but this place serves above decent sushi at rock bottom prices. That’s awesome in my book! You can get a nice large meal for only a few bucks. Of the sushi below, the scallop nigiri was my favorite!
Tenka Japanese Restaurant, San Mateo
8 pieces snow crab, avocado roll topped with tuna, salmon, ebi, hamachi, tai and avocado. $11.95 Kama Sushi, San Francisco
The rainbow roll is perfect for the indecisive person like me because you essentially get an assortment of sashimi on top of a California roll. Yay! The fish quality at Kama was great and the services was very friendly and attentive. Went there for happy hour and will definitely return!
6 pieces yellowtail and cucumber roll with toasted sesame. $4.50 happy hour Kama Sushi, San Francisco
Wow, I loved these delicious bites! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a spicy hamachi roll on a sushi menu, and while these weren’t at all spicy, they were very tasty. And you can’t beat the happy hour price! I enjoyed that the hamachi wasn’t chopped to a pulp – they still had a great solid texture. Noms!