Posts tagged ‘vegetarian sushi’

January 26, 2012

Vegan Salad Roll: So Easy You Can Make At Home!

by jem614

By Jessica Michael

This little caterpillar-looking roll is a vegan salad roll available at many fine sushi restaurants (and Publix stores!).  These are my new favorite, I can’t get enough of them and at only about 130-180 calories for two rolls, they are a great snack or addition to any meal.  I actually had them for a pre-lunch snack and then proceeded to snarf down a 10 piece-brown rice veggie roll which topped out at around 400 calories for both (it was a huge meal for so little calories).

Publix offers their salad rolls with a duck sauce but I’m partial to ordinary-ol’ soy sauce.  This wrap is vegan and gluten-free because it’s made of tapioca; a sticky, thin wrap around slices of just-ripe avocado, red cabbage, carrots, cucumber and lettuce.  You can certainly make them at home fairly easily and bring them to work with you or have as a late night snack (this is a no-cheat wonder).  *Note that there is a warning that some tapioca wraps are mixed with wheat so please check ingredients before buying.

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I wish I had a better picture for you but my Nikon is hanging on the back of the bedroom closet door waiting for batteries that I keep forgetting to buy.

The only downside to this little wonder is that it’s a bit pricey at $5 for just vegetables but again, you can probably make twenty of them at home for the same price (although I don’t think they will keep that long).  I found some online and it seems that you can probably find the wrappers at an Asian grocery somewhere in your neighborhood.  If you want to buy them online, here is a link to Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Spring-wrappers-paper-Erawan-brand/dp/B000F3NQKS.

December 19, 2011

POC Sushi Buffet, Weston

by jem614

By Jessica Michael

At the risk of exposing this secret hideaway, I’d love to tell you about this amazing Sushi Buffet a friend took me to this weekend.  It’s quaint and looks like it’s not open but if you round the corner, you’ll find bamboo, tables and a “we’re open” sign.

The special part of coming here is that the sushi is crisp and delicious – it was the best sushi I’ve had in a long time and it didn’t have just avocado and cucumber!  Plus your take-home is by the pound; two rolls (for my husband) of smoked salmon was only $8.79!  That’s 16 pieces and I had also added two sashimi!  Those prices are unheard of unless you know a great local dive.

We came for the buffet which was “unlimited” sushi bar/buffet, Miso soup, Hibachi Veggies and dessert ($12.75).  The service is very good and extremely helpful.  Overall, this place is a “must-try” for any sushi enthusiast.

For more information on POC, go to http://www.pocbuffet.com/en/.  They have locations in Weston and Coral Gables.

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Hibachi Grilled Vegetables

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Miso Soup

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Veggie Salad Sushi

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July 20, 2011

Cinebistro at Dolphin Mall has a Secret Weapon: Chef Justin

by ashley

by Ashley Morgan

Jessica and I have a taste for the finer things in life: food, wine and movie theatres that are not only 21+ (to keep the rifraff kids out) but also provide plush seating with waiter service. While these things all come at a premium, who really can put a price on comfort?  And Cobb Cinebistro at the Dolphin Mall in Miami, FL certainly knows it. Paying double the normal movie ticket price will bring you not only a movie sans crying babies, but also uniformed servers at your beckoning call, bringing you foodie delights from wonderful Chef Justin and his crew, along with great bar service. “But Ashley,” you say, “there aren’t any real vegan or vegetarian options on the menu!” To that, my dear friends, I send you to Chef Justin.

As head chef at the Cinebistro in the Dolphin Mall, all he needs is a short e-mail requesting an item for your diet and he’ll promise to whip you up something special while you’re visiting. Now, I’m not sure that he really wants me posting his e-mail out there in cyberspace for all the spammers to get ahold of, therefore I leave you with the contact form to Cinebistro (which is how I found him originally anyway) and they will forward it to him right away. Click here to send them an e-mail.

For $10.00 (a steal!) Chef Justin specially made me a veggie sushi roll, each piece enormous enough for three bites. I was starving, so I also ordered a hummus appetizer (on Jessica’s recommendation – I told you she likes the finer things in life, she comes here all the time). The sushi roll was so fresh and delicious, better than any other vegetable sushi I’ve ever had. The hummus is also amazing, so much so that I ordered extra pita to eat every last drop that was on my plate. I’m a salt-a-holic, so the saltiness of the olives they use as a garnish really make the dish spectacular.

Next time you are looking for a great date spot or girl’s night out, Cinebistro is certainly the place to be.

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