Monday, April 19, 2010

Serious Sushi (Ob)Sessions.....

So, confession time- I can NEVER get enough sushi, really. I mean really, REALLY!

And after an really great picnic with a new friend, where I enjoyed some unpictured sushi from Bento, I realized I had uploaded pictures for this post weeks ago and then left it, as always....cause I'm such a good blogger, ya know! ;)

Anyways, it's kind of nice that Bento inspired this post (or finishing this post....technicalities, technicalities) since that quick serve, Pan-Asian style restaurant actually inspired the "new guy" (relatively new, I can't find the exact date of it's opening): Rolls n Bowls- A Japanese Bistro, in town. This make your own sushi, sashimi, and udon bowls is the brain child of the owners of Dragonfly Sushi downtown, which I also enjoy- but more for a special occasion- and certainly not when UF is in session, it's over-run, if you get my drift- and I know I've posted about Dragonfly before, but I can't find it right now for the life of me. Life just flies by.....that and I don't have a search feature on this not -so high-tech-blog (you know, in case you hadn't noticed). So, anyways, I'm going to stop rambling and get to the point (and pictures!).

Cute/Trendy Exterior

Menu Board- while you can create you own anything, they do have set menu items that you can choose if you aren't feeling too creative or ambitious on any given Sunday (or whatever day!)

Two rolls from my first excursion- the Spicy Crunch roll (tuna, salmon, cream cheese, cucumber and scallion topped with temp flakes), which I get pretty regularly, since it is not actually fried and I LOVE that- they just roll it in panko crumbs for the crunchy and I think the Tampa Bay (katsu fish, spring mix, avacado, masago & mayo)-which I didn't realized was fried grouper, my mistake for not reading carefully. Oh and the amazing sweet wasabi mayo-oh so good!

Another favorite roll (unpictured-I don't take pictures of all my food anymore, since I never have time to post it all and get sick of the backlog, especially when I do eat a great deal of the same items) is the Oopsy Roll- Krab Delight, smoked eel, cream cheese, masago, shitake and cucumber with eel sauce.) oh man! I think I need to get this roll again, STAT!

OR if you are feeling a bit messier (which, hello I usually am! Jess the Mess, anyone?) you can do a bowl (choose rice or greens, I prefer the rice, which makes it a sashmi meal). For example, check out my super fly Alaskan Rice Bowl:

Salmon, krab, scallion, cream cheese, masago, avocado
So much tricker to eat, but so delicious, especially when served up with a side of miso soup and some sriracha sauce. (and some yummy organic tea)

Well, this post has only done what I had feared- I am now craving sushi even worse-I'm currently at the Beta State Convention with 5 of my students, but perhaps I can hunt down a sushi place for lunch! Wish me luck!

Love to all,
~an obsessed (and now quite hungry) sushi lover, Jess


Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I sooo wish I had a create-your-own sushi place near me!!!

Small Town Girl said... Best Blogger Tips

Mom and I tried Rolls-n-Bowls a year or so ago- it was delish! I've had sushi in cities all over the world and I swear Dragonfly is still the best I've ever had. I may be a little partial...but that godzilla roll?! Unbeatable!

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