Posts tagged "maki"

Jellyfish Chicago-Sushi for Brunch!

If you’re a fan of pan-Asian cuisine and sushi any time of the day I’ve got the perfect new brunch place for you! Jellyfish, a Chicago celebrity hot spot is now offering brunch at their beautifully decorated gold coast restaurant. This year-old restaurant known for their creative sushi rolls and bright Asian flavors recently started... Read more »

Brunch at Roka Akor Chicago

This was one of my favorite brunch options. The fish was super fresh and it wasn't overpowered by the citrus or other ingredients in the ceviche mix. I discovered that the rest of the sashimi I tried on Sunday was also extremely fresh and didn't have an overly fishy taste. They also had my three favorite options, tuna, super white tuna and salmon. YUM.
This past Sunday the folks at Roka Akor Chicago gave both me and a friend the wonderful opportunity to try their brunch extravaganza free of charge. This is no ordinary brunch; Roka Akor combined all their best menu items into a three-station brunch buffet. One of the reasons I enjoyed the brunch so much was... Read more »

Roys Chicago Tasting Experience

As me and my sister, (my guest for the evening), entered the restaurant we were ushered to specific seats and even had a customized menu with my name on it. Passed appetizers included several different kinds of sushi rolls and coconut shrimp. My favorite roll was a California maki with lobster. Lobster is definitely on my top list of favorite foods and the roll was even served with eel sauce, which all my friends know I ALWAYS order on the side with sushi. 
After everyone had arrived and settled into their spots we were served the first course, which might have been my favorite because it included…yes you guessed it, lobster! Maine lobster dim sum to be exact. The lobster dim sum came in a wonton like wrapping (probably boiled, not fried) with a white truffle emulsion and a lobster cream sauce. I recently bought black truffle oil at Whole Foods and I must say I’ve been unable to stop myself from adding it to everything. So…you can imagine my ecstasy at learning truffle oil was integrated into at least one dish so far at Roys!
Recently I had the opportunity to enjoy a four-course meal at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant in the Gold Coast neighborhood on the house! I’ve always wanted to try Roy’s but never really had the chance until now! I actually couldn’t think of a better way of getting to know the menu other than a four... Read more »