Japanese rice bowl – Bamboo Asia

Japanese rice bowl - Bamboo Asia
Tuna and hamachi with fried eggplant, cucumber, tamago, pickled ginger, jalapenos. $11
Bamboo Asia, San Francisco CA

Mmm, I love the Japanese bowls at Bamboo Asia. The fish are usually pretty fresh and they have a good selection of toppings and sauces.

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Japanese rice bowl – Bamboo Asia

Japanese rice bowl - Bamboo Asia
Salmon, unagi, tamago, edamame, avocado. $10.82
Bamboo Asia, San Francisco CA

The Japanese rice bowls here are a great, healthy lunch option in the FiDi. The fish is actually pretty decent and I like the topping options.

Wasabi crunch roll – Pei Wei Asian Diner

Wasabi crunch roll - Pei Wei Asian Diner
Spicy tuna roll topped with tempura flakes and crushed wasabi peas, sweet teriyaki sauce, wasabi aioli. 4 pieces $4.29
Pei Wei Asian Diner, Sterling VA

This was pretty good for a chain restaurant’s version of Americanized sushi. I did like the flavors although the sushi rice had a weird consistency. Douse it in enough sauce and forget about the finer details, lol!

Caterpillar roll & Crunch California roll – Tokyo Express

Caterpillar roll & Crunch California roll - Tokyo Express
Caterpillar roll: shrimp tempura, sliced avocado on top. Crunch California roll: tempura crunch, crab salad, avocado, cucumber. Served with side salad an miso soup. Wednesday Daily Special $10.99
Tokyo Express, San Francisco CA

Again, not the best sushi, but it does the trick for a quick and relatively cheap (for SF FiDi) lunch.

Rainbow roll & nigiri – Tokyo Express

Rainbow roll & nigiri - Tokyo Express
Served with miso soup and salad. $15
Tokyo Express, San Francisco CA

I know I promised never to return to Tokyo Express for lunch, but I was really craving cheap sushi and this place is fairly close to my office. The food was surprisingly palatable this time around! The fish, although certainly not the freshest, was much better than the last time, and the rice was less sour and more moist than previously. Kudos for the improvement!