The Slow and Savory Review
Jumping right into the sushi rolls, Brandy let Bailey take the lead with the ordering. First to the table was the Lava Maki, a beautifully plated tempura roll filled with cream cheese, avocado, and spicy shrimp and topped with a salad of marinated shredded crab meat and herbs, resulting in a bite that was just as unique texturally as it was visually. The Smokey Bear and the Yuri Maki were next, the former being a creamy, smokey, and sweet combination of eel, salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber with a kick from some wasabi mayo, and the latter being a crunchy and interesting combo of shrimp, green apple, cream cheese, and lots of little salty pops of tobiko. The show stopper, however, was the Flaming Dragon, a roll so spectacular that it actually arrived to the table on fire. Once the special effects had disappeared, the ladies were left with a rather delightful roll consisting of salmon, white tuna, tempura shrimp, and red and black tobiko. The flavor of this roll was rich and earthy with the perfect amount of sweetness and heat to it. "The last time I saw an entrance that dramatic, it was at a Royal Shakespeare Company performance!" laughed Brandy.
After their filling, exciting, and satisfying sushi brunch, Bailey and Brandy were practically ready to head for Japan. "Do you think that's what every Japanese brunch is like?" Bailey asked dreamily, "Because I could literally eat sushi like that for every single meal." The prices were fair enough, on par with most other sushi restaurants in the city at about $15 a roll, and the service was quick, attentive, and friendly. "I have to admit, I don't mind the idea of having a sushi and ramen brunch every weekend," said Brandy, "But what if I start to miss some good old fashioned eggs and bacon?" "Well, there is a form of nigiri called tamgo, which is a sort of sushi made from an omelette." "Problem solved!" declared Brandy, "Let's pack our bags for Tokyo!"
The writers of this blog were invited to dine by the restaurant free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
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