Location: 12400 Wilshire Blvd Ste 150 (South Carmelina Avenue) Los Angeles, CA 90025, (310) 820-3596
Date: December 21, 2010
Rating: Excellent as always.
For the second time in a week we went back to Sasabune, one of my favorite Sushi joints. I have blogged in detail about it before, but this time I have a real smorgasborg of options.
Fresh real Wasabe and pickled ginger await us on the table.
First I’ll show the $18 Lunch special.
It includes 3 pieces of sushi. Maguro (Tuna), Salmon, Hamachi (Yellowtail).
Salad and Miso soup.
A choice of bowl. This is the Tuna bowl.
Shiro Maguro (Albacore) bowl is a different option.
The incomparable Blue crab handroll finishes (each lunch gets one).
Those that enjoyed this more minimalist option (not me, my faithful readers now that I’m a maximalist), ordered some extra sets of sushi like…
Hotatagai (scallop). These raw Japanese sea scallops with yuzu juice, salt, and green pepper are devine. The yuzu provides a delicious snap and the texture is soft and buttery.
Next up on the chain of gluttony is the “Normal Omakase.” This can be customized, so the depicted version has no shellfish.
Albacore shashmi to start.
And when two or more people do the Omakase they often bring multiple shashimis to share. Baby tuna sashimi.
Blue fin Toro (tuna belly) and tuna in a sweet sauce. The toro is melt in your mouth soft.
Ono and halibut in tangy sauces.
Scottish salmon and premium Japanese yellowtail. The salmon has a traditional bit of seaweed/kelp on it, and sesame seeds.
Tai (Red Snapper) and Pampano Fish.
Albacore belly and Kampachi (Amberjack). The albacore has a slightly sweet sauce.
Seared Butterfish in a slightly sweet soy sauce.
Yellowtail handroll. Normally the Omakase would include the blue crab handroll, but as this was no shellfish…
If one is feeling really out there. The Japanese Omakase — this was me.
Pan shell or razorback clam sashimi. Yuzu/pepper paste, and 10,000 year old sea salt.
Blue fin Toro (tuna belly) and tuna in a sweet sauce.
Japanese Mackerel with shiso leaf and Tai (red snapper). Both in a tangy vinegar sauce.
Oysters, dynamite on the left and raw with a little vinegar and spicy radish on the right.
Scottish salmon and premium Japanese yellowtail.
Sweet shrimp and Japanese Scallop.
Uni (Sea Urchin) and Ikura (Salmon Egg). The Uni was from Santa Barbara, and delectably sweet. The Ikura popped in the mouth — little blasts of salty/fishy (in a good way).
Orange Clam with yuzu and Giant Clam with shiso leaf. I love Shiso leaf.
Again the Blue Crab handroll.
Now that was some good sushi.sharethis_button(); ?>