Monday, December 22, 2008

Revisit - Remo’s of Pocatello

Remo’s of Pocatello, 160 West Cedar, Pocatello, Id. 83201
October 2008
Wednesdays 5:00pm 9:00pm SUSHI
I have blogged about Remo’s general menu, this is a separate blog on their SUSHI presentation each Wednesday evening. They have a pleasant starter (appetizer menu) Miso Soup, Seaweed Salad, Edamame, an interesting fare called Ahi Fries with Asian Aioli. Your usual Tempura Vegetable platter and Pan seared Ahi Tuna Carpaccio. Prices are from $3.95 to $9.95.

There are 22 separate rolls available, but none feature truly raw fish, they are all slightly seared with the exception of the following two: Ahi Tuna Roll and the Las Vegas. They feature several that are fried in a Tempura type batter, some are traditional with a seaweed wrapper, and some are rice rolls (inside out).

A somewhat sweet fare is the Inari, bean curd pouches stuffed with rice and Kampyo served with a sweet and spicy sauce. The sauce does not deflect the sweetness of this item; however for a breakfast item (which is where our leftovers went) it is absolutely wonderful. Add a little chili paste to the sauce and it’s fantastic.

They offer a soft shell Crab, King Crab, Scallop and seasoned Sirloin combination of rolls. Two items offer you the choice of items added to the roll, and the combination of 5 sauces to accompany them. Sweet and Spicy, Asian Aioli, Gingered Soy, Siracha Aioli and Sweet Chili. The rolls feature the usual items, avocado, cucumber, carrot, onion etc. An interesting roll is the Chef’s special, which includes smoked salmon, shrimp, Siracha, fresh jalapeno, cream cheese and soy paper. You can also substitute soy paper for an additional cost per roll of $1.00.

Served with the traditional sides of Wasabi and Gari it is a genuine attempt to offer Sushi to the general public without a direct assault on their taste buds. Truly these are an offering of good rolls but tailored to the non educated pallet. For those who want to experience “strange oriental food” this is a good place to start, the subtle flavors and mild aroma’s and the easy taste combinations let the novice diner taste a new and exciting world of food.

Hopefully they will thirst for more and begin to roll their own rolls, to which there is no end of possibilities.

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