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Best sweet potato tempura sushi?

mofuzz Dec 4, 2006 08:48 PM

Hey folks,

My vegetarian girlfriend was a somewhat reluctant sushi eater, until she discovered the sweet potato tempura maki. Now she is hooked! We're looking for a good place in Boston for this dish. We've eaten it other places, but it hasn't been on the menu at the last few places we've tried.

thanks houndies!

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  1. Johnresa RE: mofuzz Dec 4, 2006 08:57 PM

    I have had that at Fresh Taste of Asia in Salem...was good...unsure of where u could find that closer to Boston. I can ask the friend who introduced me to it.

    1. kobuta RE: mofuzz Dec 4, 2006 09:04 PM

      I like the version they do at Fugakyu.

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        bee RE: kobuta Dec 5, 2006 01:30 AM

        Me too, the Fugakyu ones are delish! there's one with cucumber and avocado and lots of tobiko that I like. There's an odd one with pineapple I've never tried, too.

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          trishaluna RE: bee Dec 5, 2006 06:52 PM

          I third the recommendation fro Fugakyu. Its one of my favorites.

      2. Chris VR RE: mofuzz Dec 4, 2006 09:32 PM

        I was going to go off topic but thought better of it :-) and started a thread for vegetarian sushi recommendations on the General Topics board.


        1. opinionatedchef RE: mofuzz Dec 4, 2006 10:13 PM

          mo, i really think you could ask this of any sushi chef and they should have no prob making it for you. all it is is temp sw potato in a regular makiroll.and i'm sure if you asked for it w more ingreds- tobiko, gobo, unagi, avoc, they would add those in for you.

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            Annapurna RE: mofuzz Dec 4, 2006 10:15 PM

            Oishii has an amazing one. I ate at Oishii Boston, but they may have it at the Chestnut Hill and Sudbury locations, too.

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              KitchenAid RE: mofuzz Dec 4, 2006 10:56 PM

              Douzo has a good one.

              1. foodscience RE: mofuzz Dec 5, 2006 04:02 PM

                You should try the Black Widow Maki at Umi in the Fenway. It has 3 kinds of fish roe on top, and is something I always get when eating there.

                1. MaineRed RE: mofuzz Dec 5, 2006 08:52 PM

                  in Medford: Sei Bar
                  in Fenway: sigh, I can't find it, but it is too the right of Pizzeria Uno

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                    Chris VR RE: MaineRed Dec 5, 2006 09:46 PM

                    I think that's Maluken?

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                    Chaumiere RE: mofuzz Dec 6, 2006 12:34 AM


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                      mikameek1 RE: mofuzz Nov 22, 2007 11:02 AM

                      Hi Mofuzz,

                      Just wanted to stress the point someone made about checking out Douzo. I'm a vegetarian -- and I, too, am absolutely addicted to the Sweet Potato Tempura Maki at this restaurant. Yum! It's near Back Bay Station -- Check it out for yourself.

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