Yummy Sushi: It's True
By Luann & Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org
Sushi purists advise against dousing
ones lunch in that ever-present soy sauce-wasabi concoction.
Its a trap many of us fall into, slopping the stuff
all over our sushi and sashimi, masking what the chef was
going for. In sushi, the fish is the star, fresh and full-bodied.
I got through my lunch sushi special ($14.95) for the first
time in a while with no soy sauce, no wasabi and just a bit
of ginger to cleanse the palate between rolls. Its a
major credit to the folks at Yummy Sushi, 95 W. Jericho Turnpike
in Huntington Station, whose name lives up to the hype.
In that spirit, I started off by popping a Boston roll, boasting
shrimp, sliced avocado and lettuce, into my mouth. Boston,
it turns out, has a satisfying crunch and a nutty note thanks
to the sesame seeds shaken on the rice prior to the extra
goodies being rolled up.
I continued with the Boston rolls, mowing down the fairly
sizable six-piece helping in short order with no soy
sauce. I moved on to the Salmon rolls, simple and delicious,
wrapped in rice and seaweed. Still, no soy. I finished up
with the Yellowtail roll, which is plenty savory with a strong
onion flavor, a shake of sesame seed and scallions.
Brown rice gives a slightly sweet note to the sushi and the
added benefit of being better for you than starched white
add a buck per roll if youre going that route.
Miso soup boasts tender seaweed and small bits of scallions
amidst the tofu, giving it a savory, but not overwhelming,
If one plans to get take-away sushi, budget a few extra minutes
and stick around as they make your meal. Not only does one
get to see sushi craftsmanship in action, its a soothing
respite from the bustle of New York Avenue and Jericho Turnpike,
where the restaurant calls home. Neutral tones, tasteful tile,
wood accents and colorful mosaics give a muted, peaceful aura
to the restaurant.
The menu boasts a variety of soups, noodle dishes and additional
lunch specials, including sashimi and sushi boxes. More than
a dozen lunch box specials, ranging from $9.50 to about $11,
boast chicken, noodles, tempura, katsu and teriyaki dishes.
Based on the sushi, weve got plenty of reason to bet
their diverse offerings are yummy indeed.
95 West Jericho Turnpike
Atmosphere: Soothing, tasteful respite
Cuisine: Japanese, starring sushi
Price Range: Moderate
Hours: Monday Thursday: 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
Friday Saturday: 11 am. 11 p.m.
Free delivery 11 a.m. 9 p.m.;
$30 minimum order