21 Ways To Do Sushi

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By Kristen Rinaldi | Photography by Alison Conklin

SOGO FUSION

At Sogo, choose from regular, vegetable and house special rolls. Their Sogo Spice Roll is spicy king crab, avocado, tuna, salmon, yellowtail and white fish with mango. There are also many sushi platter options—the House Love Boat being one!

237 Northampton St., Easton 610.250.0198
sogofusion.com

sumo

SUSHI & JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Sumo recommends their Chef Special Sashimi Platter, complete with 24 pieces of assorted sashimi, or their Truffle Salmon: seared salmon, truffle and garlic served with truffle sauce. Guests love Sumo’s heart-shaped Sweetheart Roll—spicy, crunchy tuna with avocado, topped with tuna and wasabi mayo—and the Sumo Roll, made with spicy, crunchy salmon and avocado, topped with seared salmon, white tuna, a crispy rice ball and tobiko, and served with chef’s special sauce.

3174 W. Tilghman St., Allentown 610.351.1887 | sumopa.com

TOKYO SUSHI

Here, basically every roll is served styled and gram-ready, complete with an edible Karma orchid. Go for the Tokyo special Easton City Roll, with tempura shrimp, spicy crab and crunch, topped with spicy tuna, scallion, masago and their chef’s sauce.

22 N. 3rd St., Easton | 610.559.8888 tokyosushieaston.com

ONE THIRD

Asian Cuisine

Offering cuisines from Japan, China and Thailand, there’s something for everyone at One Third. Their Dynamite Roll is exactly that, made with spicy tuna, yellowtail, avocado, cream cheese, baked scallop, crab and masago. Don’t forget to BYOB!

3022 Linden St., Bethlehem 610.867.1313 onethirdasiancuisine.net

KINGFISH

American Bistro & Wine Bar

At Kingfish, guests love the Monte Carlo Roll, made with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, cucumber, avocado, asparagus and masago. Give their sushi and sashimi combo a try, complete with five pieces of sushi, nine pieces of sashimi and a spicy tuna roll.

3833 Freemansburg Ave., Bethlehem | 610.691.1115 | kingfishbethlehem.com







 

bamboo

CUISINE & SUSHI BAR

Try one of their locally inspired creations, such as the Galen Glen Winery Roll, Daniels BMW Roll or Muhlenberg Phil Roll. What’s more, Bamboo is BYOB!

345 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Allentown | 610.770.8899 thebamboocuisine.com

ASIAN BISTROS II

Asian Bistros II’s signature rolls range from tempura to raw to cooked. Patrons can substitute brown rice on any roll for an additional charge. Try their PA Rainbow Roll, made with spicy crab inside and layered with salmon, tuna, white fish and avocado. It’s topped with garlic cream and eel sauce.

3219 A. Schoenersville Rd. Bethlehem | 610.419.6088 | asianbistros2.com

LILY SUSHI GRILL & SEAFOOD BAR

At Lily’s, the options are endless, and, fortunately, guests don’t have to choose with their all-you-can-eat sushi. Their signature Walbert Ave. Roll consists of shrimp tempura, cucumber, spicy tuna and eel sauce.

22 N. 3rd St., Easton | 610.559.8888 lilysushigrillallentown.com

the other

FISH

The Other Fish in Bethlehem recommends the Bobby Knight Roll, made with salmon and cucumber inside and avocado and lemon on top. They also recommend trying their nigiri and sashimi.

59 E. Broad St., Bethlehem | 484.821.1370 theotherfish.net

OSAKA

ASIAN FUSION CUISINE

Osaka’s signature Macungie Roll is made with shrimp tempura, spicy crabmeat and avocado, topped with spicy tuna and lobster salad, wrapped in soybean paper!

6465 Village Ln., Macungie 610.966.3333 osakaasianfusion.com

hana

SUSHI

At Hana Sushi, guests love the Spicy Hana Roll, a spicy salmon and cucumber roll topped with black pepper tuna and avocado. Another favorite is the Yellow Submarine Roll, a spicy white tuna and cucumber roll that’s topped with mango and blue potato chips. Hana Sushi encourages patrons to BYO.

6 E. Belvidere St., Nazareth | 610.759.2810 hana-sushi-sushi-restaurant.business.site







 

LIU'S HOUSE

Liu’s special Tilghman 4128 Roll is made with snow crab, shrimp tempura, tobiko, asparagus and avocado, all wrapped in marble seaweed with kabayaki sauce.

4128 W. Tilghman St., Allentown | 610.366.7477 liushouse.com

PACIFIC FUSION

All future anniversaries should be celebrated at Pacific Fusion with a Love Boat for Two, which consists of 10 pieces of assorted sushi and sashimi, along with one Tuna, California and Dragon roll (eel, cucumber and avocado). Oh, did we mention it’s served in a bamboo sushi boat?

172 Bath Nazareth Hwy., Nazareth | 610.614.1288 pacificfusions.com

JASMINE

JAPANESE & THAI

Jasmine’s Great Easton Roll celebrates the region with lobster tempura, mango and avocado, topped with spicy tuna, but that’s just one of their 34 signature rolls. And Jasmine’s Love Boat for Two comes stocked with eight pieces of sushi, 16 pieces of sashimi and a California and Dragon roll. All aboard!

1855 Sullivan Trail, Easton
610.438.8811
jasminesushiandthai.com

kome

At Komé, one can’t go wrong with their best-selling Saucon Valley Roll, made with spicy tuna, scallion, avocado with tempura flake, eel sauce and spicy mayo. Guests can even sit at the sushi bar and watch as the magic is made!

The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley 610.798.9888 | komerestaurant.com

SUSHI 101

  • SUSHI

    Vinegar-soaked rice is what makes sushi sushi. The word sushi actually translates to “sour-tasting.” It often includes raw fish, but other variations can be cooked or made with vegetables.

  • MAKI

    Derived from the word “maku,” which means to wrap or roll, this type of sushi includes layers of fish, veggies and rice wrapped in seaweed.

  • SASHIMI

    Sashimi strictly refers to fresh, raw seafood. It’s served thinly sliced and rice is optional. (Remember, rice is required with sushi.)

  • NIGIRI

    Raw fish on top of rice, sans seaweed.

  • TOBIKO

    A garnish on many sushi rolls, tobiko is the roe of tropical flying fish. It adds color to the dish as well as a crunchy texture.

  • MASAGO

    Another garnish, masago is the roe of capelin. It’s not as bright as tobiko and is often dyed for color. Its crunch is similar to tobiko.

TAKE A CLASS | QUICK PICK UPS

STONE SOUP

Sushi Making Classes

At The Stone Soup in Allentown, guests can learn The Art of Sushi. The chef will guide the class through each step, including how to cook rice, cut vegetables, prepare fish and roll sushi. Learn about the sauces and ingredients that accompany sushi, as well as its etiquette and history. The Stone Soup’s classes can range from two to 30 guests and tend to last for two to three hours. The Art of Sushi is $40 per person. Chef Christopher Bavlinka has also been known to take this class to the Easton Public Market, so be sure to keep an eye out!

stonesoupallentown.com

NCC

Take A Class

One of Northampton Community College’s many personal enrichment cooking and entertainment classes tackles sushi. Students learn the ins and outs of sushi, maki and nigiri. NCC’s adult personal enrichment courses are open to learners of all ages and are taught by highly qualified instructors at conveniently scheduled times and affordable prices.

northampton.edu

LCCC

Date Night Class

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Date Night Sushi 101 is scheduled for the 16th of next month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes a little history, a little cultural context and a lot of sushi making. Couples will learn to make sushi rolled with rice, nori paper, fish and vegetables, as well as fish preparation, the basics of sashimi, and basic knife skills and food safety. This class is couples only, takes place at the Schnecksville location and is $67 per person.

lccc.edu

WEGMANS

Quick Pick Up

Stop by your local Wegmans for an easy in-store pickup. Their sushi is made without artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or gluten-containing ingredients. Made fresh daily, customers can pick from cooked or raw varieties, family packs or poke bowls.

Various Area Locations

HAWAII POKE

Quick Pick Up

Poke your way at Hawaii Poke Bowl in Forks, which opened in August. Basically a sort of deconstructed sushi, customers can pick their own base, protein, vegetables, sauce and toppings for a unique flavor experience. Hawaii Poke Bowl also offers six signature bowls, with the Spicy Ahi being their most popular.

306 Town Center Blvd., Easton 610.330.2886
hawaii-pokebowl- forks.business.site

BEE LEE SUSHI

Quick Pick Up

At the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market, patrons can count on Bee Lee Sushi for fresh sushi made right in front of them! An authentic experience and a “dizzying array” to choose from—what more could one want?

1825 W. Chew St., Allentown | 610.432.8425 allentownfarmersmarket.com