Rainbow Roll from Simon at Palms Place, Las Vegas
Tuna sashimi at Sapporo Sushi
[Previously: Yellowtail sashimi, Salmon/Avocado roll]
Alaska Roll - Salmon x Avocado
I used this to taunt Joey on Friday. He responded with “Damn I need food.”
Yellowtail Sashmi and Salmon & Avocado Roll at Sapporo Sushi in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio
This, along with the Miso soup, was super legit. Free Green Tea, too.
Thanks, Leah, for the suggestion.
“Once you decide on your occupation… you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success… and is the key to being regarded honorably.” - Jiro Ono, who’s widely regarded as the greatest sushi chef of all time.
His life’s work was chronicled in the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi (which is currently available on both Netflix Streaming and Amazon Instant). Even though he comes off, at times, as a huge ass and an absent father; his commitment to his craft is unwavering and unbelievable. So much of what he talks about is transferable to other aspects of life, and I found it incredibly inspiring. But be warned: it will also make you very hungry for the most expensive sushi in your town.
Dynamite Roll at Sushi 86 in downtown Cleveland
Spicy Tuna and Salmon with Avocado and spicy (siracha-like) sauce.
L-R: Spicy Yellowtail Roll, Alaska Roll (Fresh Salmon, Avocado, and Cucumber), and Salmon Roll at Samurai Sushi and Hibachi in Strongsville, Ohio.
On nice days; I like to call in my order, pick it up after work, and head immediately to the Metroparks. The $11 lunch combination (three rolls; also includes soup and salad) is always a win.
[Previously: Alaska Roll & Volcano Roll]
Alaska Roll (Fresh Salmon, Avocado, and Cucumber) and Volcano Roll (Spicy Yellowtail and Salmon topped with Red Tobiko) at Samurai Sushi and Hibachi in Strongsville, Ohio.
This place is relatively new in town, so I had to try it out. They currently run a half-price sushi special on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch. These two rolls and a bowl of Miso Soup came in at less than $10.
bacon & avocado sushi
If I was an itamae, this is the kind of sushi I’d make.
A lot of time has passed since the only person who indulged in sushi was your unbelievably sophisticated globetrotting uncle.
Yes, America has become a nation of sushi eaters. But do you really know how to eat sushi in a manner that would make an itamae proud?
So you think you know? We’ll see about that — How to Eat Sushi
Haven’t had sushi in a few weeks, and that’s way too long. Some of the pictures in this slideshow are pretty cool; and hey, you might learn a thing or two.
Assorted Sushi at Thai Chef in Washington, DC
Along with getting a few of the more “predictable” rolls, my brother and I chose the Spider Roll - Soft Shell Crab Tempura, Avocado, Spicy Mayo, Lettuce, and Masago (fish roe). It’s the one on the bottom left.
The Spider Roll was my favorite out of the four we ordered, and the only one that had a warm element. The contrast of temperatures, along with the crunch from the tempura was excellent. We were given a great window seat and the service was fast; so this place definitely gets a thumbs up from me.
I think I’ve seen this before; and while this person seems like they know what they’re talking about, I didn’t know you could eat with your hands. It seems like a little kid thing to do.
And I’m not sure that eating sushi even faster would be smart. I need the chopsticks to slow me down so that I get more full off less food and don’t spend a billion dollars at the sushi bar.
Yellowtail Roll at Ichiban Sushi in Bally’s; Las Vegas, Nevada
I liked this place a lot because of the location, the great sushi, and the low prices (which isn’t always the best combination); so I had to double-post about this place.
Didn’t like this one as much as the California Roll here (I know that’s the “boring” or “classic” roll, but it’s classic for a reason), but the green onions added good flavor and the Yellowtail was amazing on its own. Definitely impressed.
California Roll at Ichiban Sushi in Bally’s; Las Vegas, Nevada
Watami Roll at Watami in Parma, Ohio
Tuna, White Tuna, Cucumber, Cream Cheese, Crab Meat, and Shrimp Tempura; topped with their version of Chipotle Mayo and Tempura bits.
For a $8 lunch buffet ($15 at dinner); this place has great sushi. If you walk in there knowing that you’re not getting anything extremely gourmet, I don’t see how you couldn’t be satisfied.