Wednesday, October 15, 2003


Man, do I love sushi. Easy to eat, good for you and tasty. It's great food to eat at the computer, too: only takes one hand.

Now, some of you are already saying "Raw fish? Ewwwwww." Fair enough, but not all sushi is raw fish; it's a generic name for a type of food that sometimes includes fish, but also can include vegetables and other meats. California rolls are an example of this. Heck, there's even a "cowboy sushi" that's made with warm, breaded, deep-fried chicken and drizzled with teriyaki sauce.

Today's Commercial Appeal has an article by restaurant/dining reporter Christine Arpe Gang about some local take out sushi. They looked at two organic grocer varieties and a local convenience store (I am not kidding: Lee's Fresh Sushi and Deli, a Citgo gas station.) that have begun to offer sushi. All fared pretty well.

But they left one out. Sekisui is a small local chain of Japanese restaurants from the insanely busy chef/entrepreneur, Jimmy Ishii. There's one downtown, one in Midtown just down the block from me, and the mothership out East. All very, very good and busyyyyyy. Sekisui has been offering small boxes in several varieties, as well as a party platter, at the Schnuck's grocery store on Union Ave. for a few years now.

Obviously, it's not as good as fresh-made, which is the whole point of sushi. But for a quick, box lunch, it's hard to beat.

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