Snappy Sushi (formerly Shino Express)
Newbury St., Boston
Tuna Gone Wild
Tuna, salmon, cucumber, Philly roll (smoked salmon with cream cheese, for those of you who are unfamiliar) — pretty much our usual selection. I avoid the tuna and salmon rolls and leave those for DH (Dear Hubby), because I don’t like the texture. But I always get the cucumber rolls, because I love them. They have almost no effect on the palate, so they are all about texture (and soy sauce). This time the cucumber was cut chunky, which was a nice change from the usual matchstick-sized cucumber.
We do usually get a fifth choice to split, so there is always much debate. Last time we went we got Spicy Shrimp Tempura roll, because I was craving. This time DH picked, and he picked the Tuna Gone Wild roll (he wanted the fancy crispy eel roll, but I made a face):
Tuna Gone Wild
torched white tuna, avocado, cucumber, radish sprouts, green leaf, ginger and wild sesame with Snappy Sushi’s special marinated yuzu flavored miso sauce
It was much sweeter than I was expecting — for some reason, I expected something more savory than sweet. The interplay of texture was interesting: soft blowtorched fish on the top of the outside of the roll, with cold crispy greens inside. I’m not a huge fan of raw fish, avocado, or ginger, but I think I would order this again. The hardest part was deciding which direction to eat the sushi from — fish up? fish to the side? fish head-on? I finally decided: fish up, the same orientation as it is presented on the plate. This is one fancy roll for which the direction you eat it from changes the taste experience.