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Roppongi

22 Apr

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Roppongi Japanese Steak and Sushi is one of the newer restaurants in town.

Roppongi  literally means “six trees” and is a district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. This area is famous for its rich Roppongi Hills area and for its active night life.

According to Linda Negro’s article in the Courier and Press, this is the first restaurant that co-owners Sona Weeks, her husband Lee, and her brother Youngho Sun have opened.

Our meal began with soup and salad. Although the dressing was delicious, the salad itself was nothing special…just your basic iceburg lettuce with a few sparse shreds of carrot and cabbage.

The soup was not awesome, either. It was a thin broth with bits of mushroom and scallions.

While the warmth of the soup was nice on a cold evening, it had a slightly odd flavor that I had trouble identifying. It tasted a bit stale, like the soup had come out of a box instead of made fresh. Or like there were a lot of preservatives in the soup.

The main dish was much better. The teriyaki salmon was perfect: slightly crusty on the outside and tender on the inside.

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Wednesday $5 Bang Bang!

28 Mar

002If you love seafood, this dish is for you.

If you think seafood is ok, this dish is for you.

If you are trying to like seafood, this dish is for you.

If you are allergic to seafood…er, well maybe this dish isn’t for you.

But for everyone else, Bonefish Grill’s Bang Bang Shrimp is a dish you don’t want to miss!

“Tender, crispy shrimp tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce” is how the restaurant’s website describes it. I would add “…that will make your tastebuds dance!”

It is served on a bed of mixed field greens, the perfect complement to the rich shrimp. It is meant to be an appetizer, but combined with the complementary bread, it is more than satisfying.

The bread, served with an olive oil and pesto dip, is also amazing. Tonight we had to wait to get our bread, because it was still baking. Oh. My. Goodness. Incredible.

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