It’s truffle season at Sushi Roku and they’re featuring it on the new Filet Mignon Tobanyaki which was one of my favorite dishes. The filet was so tender and it came out sizzling on top of a fragrant garlic truffle ponzu with slices of asparagus and some mixed mushrooms. If a unique roll is more your style to satisfy that truffle craving, the truffle tempura roll will do the trick. You’ll find truffle soy, avocado and cucumber as the main ingredients for this roll and we were digging the texture going on in there.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when the lotus root tempura arrived but being a fan of tempura everything, I didn’t think twice about biting into it. This is the perfect crisp bite, seriously, perfection and it’s filled with chopped shrimp, curry salt and a chili ponzu and dipping sauce. For something a bit lighter and with a kick, you’ll have to order the Hokkaido scallop sashimi. The flavors of the scallop pairing with the yuzu jelly and kiwi for a little sweetness was phenomenal.
Another new but familiar dish is the A-5 Japanese Wagyu Beef. The dish isn’t truly new but it is taking a new approach in preparation. Try it grilled to perfection over Japanese bincho charcoal. And then finish off with one of the best desserts I’ve tried at Sushi Roku to date. It’s always fun playing with your food and interacting with it at the table. A plate of s’mores is brought to you complete with a bunch of cracker crumbs, marshmellows, chocolate and white chocolate squares, a marshmallow cream and sticks to skewer the goods on. This is how I did it. You put the chocolate on the skewer, heat it a bit to get some melty action going and then dip into the crumbs. Add your marshmallow but dip it into the cream so that you can add even more graham cracker goodness. And they your life is complete.
In case you’re looking to try some of the old favorites on the menu, might we suggest the miso glazed popcorn shrimp tempura. A bowl full of delight that will be consumed no matter how full you may already be. The seared salmon sashimi with a togarashi crust, avocado slices and a cilantro jalapeno salad will have your palette begging for more. Which you can accommodate by ordering the fluke kumquat sashimi in a yuzu vinaigrette, a light but flavorful punch in the mouth. We did not let any of that goodness go to waste.
Thanks to the crew and Chef at Sushi Roku for always taking good care of us and treating us to some of our favorite sushi. We also got a chance to snack on the following dishes that aren’t new but are fan favorites.