Sometimes I just crave sushi. I’m not really into the fancy rolls, like caterpillar or dragon. They’re okay, but I think too many ingredients can be overpowering.
That’s why my favorite sushi place is Kuni’s Japanese Restaurant on Main Street in Evanston. They only offer the classic rolls — the fanciest maki they make is probably French — but the quality of the fish is always stellar. The maki rolls also aren’t overloaded with rice — the fish gets top billing.
And oh, their salmon sashimi. It is to-die-for. It’s like eating butter. It’s so fresh and tender, it practically melts in your mouth.
So on Valentine’s Day, I started to crave sushi. But I also hate being out on a “couple’s night”. Yes, I’m part of a couple, but I don’t have to take part in that ritual.
Instead, I went to the Super H Mart in Niles. If you haven’t been, the Super H Mart focuses on Asian foods and fresh produce. They have locations scattered all over the country.
I knew their sashimi prices were very reasonable, and while not as good as Kuni’s, they satisfied my sushi craving. For now.
I just have to be careful not to overdo it. I don’t want to end up with mercury poisoning like Jeremy Piven.