Monday, 30 April 2012
I seriously love sushi and I think a lot of you would agree with me. Sweet rice, soft fish, crunchy veggies, soy sauce, wasabi, and tons of pickled ginger construct my perfect sushi bite. It is a food I crave the most aside from sweets, and here are my top 4 places to go for it. The deal with these sushi watering holes is that they all have something that makes them stand out. Also, I highlight not only the sushi but the other fantastic dishes at these restaurants.
This is my favorite sushi restaurant of all. They also serve Japanese dishes but I have never tried one because I always get a huge sashimi platter to share, the volcano roll, and the salmon avocado hand roll with crunch. The star of the show at this place is the “shoe sauce”—that’s right, I said SHOE SAUCE, as in you could drizzle this sauce on a shoe and it would taste good. They typically serve this spicy mayo with their Kani Salad, which is a must get if you ever visit Funayama, but I find myself drenching everything I order with it including the monster pieces of sashimi they give you for an astoundingly reasonable price. It is so amazing I ask them to bring out 3 bowls. I found this photo online; someone took a photo of a piece of sashimi on top of their phone to prove how big one piece really is.Wow!
I reviewed this restaurant for my school newspaper and gave it a major thumbs up! They succeed in doing sushi, Thai, and Japanese food really well. It boasts creative Japanese and Thai cuisine that delivers; I usually am not a big fan of Asian fusion type restaurants but Kyoto never disappoints. I have never had anything I disliked here. I usually get their special rolls, the pineapple fried rice which is actually served in a cored pineapple, the Thai coconut milk soup, and any type of curry dish. The food presentation makes a food experience here all the more enticing.
Whenever I visit Boca Raton, Florida I go here for the best sushi and Thai around. The Asian bistro feel goes perfectly with the fresh sushi and flavorful Thai dishes. Everyone who lives around there raves about Boon’s, which has earned the bistro several regular customers, in addition to this traveling regular right here. I usually get a variety of rolls, Thai coconut milk soup, and fried dumplings. Everything is super flavorful and fresh, in addition to being reasonably priced. Below is the Tuna Tataki with ponzu sauce which is a perfect start to a meal here.
4. Sushi Time
This literal hole in the wall sushi restaurant has three tiny tables and a mini sushi bar, no public restroom, and some of the best “fast food” sushi I have ever had. I love the option of taking a roll and a seaweed salad that is ready prepared to go, but I usually choose the option of dining in. I love the intimate setting and the way the staff caters to you. This is a true neighborhood sushi joint *cue Cheers theme song* “where everybody knows your name”. Located right on Austin Street a few blocks from the subway, it is perfect for a quick bite on the way home if you commute to the city from Forest Hills, Queens.
What is your favorite sushi spot? What constructs your perfect sushi bite?