Friday, November 26, 2010

Sushi Samba - GF Sides!

Sushi Samba, a restaurant in South Beach, NYC, Las Vegas, and Chicago boasts a blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine. I hear their sushi is fresh and delicious, you just need to order a whole lot of it to be full. The portions are small, meant to be tapas style. It is undoubtedly expensive, but, there are items on the menu that a GF Celiac like me loves, and I wanted to share them with you.

What's nice is Sushi Samba staff has always been accommodating when I discuss not being able to eat gluten, they know what I am talking about - and lead me to the parts of the menu that I can eat.

I go to Sushi Samba for the "aperitivos" - aka, the appetizers and sides. The edamame ($6) is great, the only unique difference, is the addition of lime, which is sheer perfection. It's a great combo.

I actually crave the "Peruvian Corn" ($6). They are huge kernels, and delicious butter surrounds the kernels - this is by far the best corn I've ever had.

The "Purple Potato Mash" ($5) is unique and fun, they are mashed potatoes, and taste just like the real thing.

This is the side I least liked, the "Coconut Rice" ($5). There was too much coconut flavor, and not enough rice flavor for me. The coconut overpowered the rice to such a big extent, I had no desire to finish it.

What was really nice about this meal, was that I was actually full by the end of it. The edamame was filling, and the Peruvian Corn and Purple Mash were great accompaniments.
As you can see, it is easy to spend $22 on sides, but, it is SO nice to be able to go Lincoln Road and eat at a restaurant with friends.
All in all, THUMBS UP for Sushi Samba.

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