Lunch Specials at Sushi Sake

Since I’ve been in the mood for sushi recently, I frequented on of my favorite Doral sushi haunts, Sushi Sake.

Since I dined with a buddy, you know what that means, right?  Sampling!

We ordered two lunch specials to split, the eel and tuna rolls, as well as the Chef’s Choice roll, which included shrimp, salmon, white fish, and tuna. Continue reading

Hello, Goodbye Kokai!

Yesterday, a couple friends and I checked out a new Japanese restaurant in town.  From browsing Kokai’s* website a few days before visiting — I always scope out a place before I go — I was pretty excited because the restaurant’s ambiance seemed modern and the menu featured some pretty tasty sushi and entree choices.

Well, one out of two isn’t bad, right?  Heh.  Well, maybe not if that one wasn’t the food!  The restaurant’s size was plenty large for a Japanese joint, with a sushi counter and different types of available seating (e.g., booth, tables), but that’s where the compliments end…

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Peruvian Japanese Fusion at Tira.D.Toss

Tira.D.Toss.  (It’s the name of a restaurant.)  How would you pronounce that?

Well, it took me a couple tries, but I finally realized that the restaurant’s actually named after tiraditos, Peruvian dishes composed of raw fish.  Accordingly to Wikipedia, tiraditos are representative of the influence of Japanese immigrants on Peruvian cooking!  Learn something new everyday, huh?

Anyhoo, I usually get pretty excited about fusion restaurants, and this one’s been on my list for a few months now — ever since I read some good reviews about it and saw its eye-catching website —  so I was happy to finally check it out!  As you probably guessed by its namesake, this restaurant serves a combination of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines.

I would have to say, Tira.D.Toss doesn’t have the most economical menu from a price standpoint, but the descriptions looked good, so I was willing to give it a shot.

I ordered the Crunchy Tuna roll from the sushi section of the menu.  That’s tuna, avocado, spicy mayo, and scallions roll topped with tuna, salmon, avocado, crunch and eel sauce.  Mmm…

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Kamiko Sushi’s Spicy Tuna, Spicy Crab Roll Lunch Special

Lunch specials are awesome.  Decently-priced and decently-portioned… what more could you ask for?!

The flavor of the day was Kamiko Sushi-Bar*, where I ordered the Spicy Tuna Roll & Spicy Crab Roll combo off the lunch specials menu.  It came with a choice of (miso) soup or (mixed greens) salad, too.  Thinking I’d be healthy today, I opted for salad.

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That’s the Ginger Salad, mixed greens with ginger dressing.  My favorite part was definitely the perfectly seasoned (i.e. not overwhelmingly sweet or salty) dressing, and I was pleasantly delighted that the bed of greens was not swimming a pool of liquid, as it normally is when you order a salad at other Japanese restaurants.  Don’t you just hate, HATE, H-A-T-E that?!  It’s been way too long since I’ve had an optimal greens-to-dressing ratio in my salad.  Taste rating?  Fine, 4 out of 5 stars!

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All-You-Can-Eat at Dragon Gourmet Chinese Buffet

Weekends are meant for eating out, and this weekend was no exception.  Dragon Gourmet* was the restaurant of choice for lunch today, and I made sure to take full advantage of its all-you-can eat menu.  Not great for my waistline, especially since I haven’t been to the gym in weeks, but indeed a party for my taste buds.  (After eating, I promised myself I’d hit the gym on Monday.)

No ratings for this meal.  Since I’ve eaten at Dragon Gourmet so many times, my opinion’s probably biased anyway.  Otherwise, why would I keep going back?

Photos for your viewing pleasure…

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Fish & noodles

Crab, bok choy, and green beans

Crab, bok choy, and green beans

Mixed sushi plate (from left to right: mango roll, dragon roll, dragon gourmet roll, eel roll) with tofu and seaweed salad

Sushi plate (from left to right: mango roll, dragon roll, dragon gourmet roll, eel roll) with tofu and seaweed salad

For dessert, tapioca pudding with taro and a fried sesame ball

Dessert, tapioca pudding with taro and fried sesame ball

The tapioca and fried sesame ball don’t typically go together, but I was trying to be environmentally-conscious and opted not to get an extra plate.  Typically, I would’ve gotten ice cream for dessert — in a cone, of course — but I’m currently still ice-creamed-out from my cruises in April and May.

Eat any noteworthy meals this weekend?

*Location:
1091 S University Drive
Plantation, FL 33324