Japanese Fusion

Spicy Tuna and Midori Rolls at Midori SushiFacebook Friend, co-worker and Social Media guru Marc and I went for Sushi for lunch earlier this week.  We both love sushi and usually just walk down George Street but that day we wanted to try some place different. A quick Google search and we found Midori Sushi just a couple of miles across the river in Highland Park.  We went and it was great. Not only great food but great value, we had miso soup, four rolls and ice teas for less than $20 each.

For my meal (photo top right) I had the Spicy Tuna Roll and the Midori Roll. The spicy tuna rolls (bottom right on the plate) were great with a nice heat, very fresh tuna and perfect sticky rice.  The sauce brought some extra heat making them very enjoyable. The Midori Roll is one of Midori’s Special rolls and it comes with Tuna, Salmon, Yellowtail and Avocado on the inside and Sticky Rice with 3 different kinds of Tobiko on the outside. I found out that Tobiko is Flying Fish Roe and they come in multiple colours. The sushi chef used it here to finely decorate the Midori Roll making it like artwork. As for taste, the three fish combined into one excellent piece of sushi. Almost sweet from the sticky rice and avocado contrasting to the taste of the sea you get from sushi fish. The different textures of the fish, avocado, seaweed, rice and the multiple mini pops of fish roe make the roll a delicious experience.

Yellowtail and Volcano Rolls at Midori SushiMarc went for the Yellow Tail Roll and the Volcano Roll (Lower left photo) as his choices. Marc thought that his Yellowtail Roll (upper left on the plate) was excellent and one of the best versions of it he has had but it couldn’t hold a candle to the Volcano Roll.  That roll was a combo of Yellow Fin Tuna, Alaska Salmon, Avocado and Cucumberon the inside and Caviar and 2 kinds of Spicy Sauce on top. The roll was well named as the two spicy sauces brought the heat. Marc shared one piece with me and I usually like to add some wasabi to add some heat but it wasn’t needed.  The two kinds of fish brought the sushi flavour and the avocado and cucumbers brought the texture. An excellent roll and worthy of the trip to Highland Park and Midori Sushi.

We enjoyed the lunch specials and found them to be delicious and affordable. We hope to return soon and see you three. Enjoy.

Read other review about Midori Sushi here, here and here.

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Midori Sushi- 237 Raritan Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904  732-246-4511

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2 Responses to “Japanese Fusion”

  1. Marc Says:

    Great write-up, Peter. I think you captured it. Can’t wait to go again, but when I do, I think I’m going to bring a bottle of sake along…

    • peterjustason Says:

      Thanks for the comment. Sake, what a great idea, it would make the afternoon just float by. LOL. Let me know when you are ready to go back.

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