NOTE: Everest Sushi is now the sushi bar at Bamboo on 2nd.
Now for the original post:
Since our original post only a week ago, Mr Foodie and I have returned not once but twice to Everest Sushi. The first time, it was just us. The second time, our two wonderful, highly discerning foodie friends joined us. We also ran into the president of our local neighborhood association who had decided to stop by based on our first blog post. He joined us too. With 5 people, we were able to order our old favorites (the Wham Bam Birmingham, Beer Battered Roll, and Fire Roll), and also try a few new things. It was unanimous- everything was fantastic.
First off, there are some advantages to eating sushi at a sports bar. For example, if you want to eat something greasy and deep fried, you can. We ordered the fried green beans, which were battered in ?cornmeal and deep fried. Served with ranch. Perfect start to the meal. They went quickly.
The dumplings. On our first visit, Abhi told us be had been making Nepalese dumplings with ground turkey in a special “tomato vinaigrette”. We had to try them. Sitting in a light, tart tomato sauce with garlic, coriander, and ginger were dumplings with a delicate skin and very meaty center. The flavors all just explode in your mouth. Have never had anything like them anywhere.
Then, the salmon skin roll. Usually these just have a little sliver of deep fried salmon skin inside. This roll had a half an inch of salmon skin. I don’t think I’ve ever had one this good before. Smoky, crunchy, and delicious.
Next, the Super Eel roll. Large chunks of grilled eel atop a roll of avocado, crab, and cucumber. Usually I don’t like eel rolls because the eel you get on top is small and slimy. This was big, had a great char to it, and wasn’t slimy at all. Completely changed my mind about eel rolls.
Then, the diplomat roll. Not on the menu so know to ask for it. Shrimp tempura and something smoky and crunchy on the inside (sorry, should have asked for more details). Salmon or tuna on the outside. The smokiness, crunch, and fresh fish blend together in your mouth.
Cross-sectional views are so much easier with sushi:
When we left, the place was hopping. Three couples at the bar, our table, and another table of four nearly filled the little sushi corner. Seems like Everest is quickly becoming a local neighborhood hangout. And since it seems that we are going there three nights a week, there’s a nearly 50% chance that we will see you there!