Earlier this week, Seth and I went out with his parents for a celebratory dinner at Mount Fuji Asian Bistro (I’ll explain the cause for celebration in a future post). I had visited Mount Fuji many times in college, mostly on Thursday nights when they offer half price sushi. I was excited to visit again after several years, as my diet has changed quite a bit since then—I now love seafood and eggs, while back then I was eating a vegan-ish diet.
To start out the evening, we ordered champagne and a few sushi rolls. Both the California roll and the vegetable roll were quite tasty and very fresh—the vegetables had a nice snap to them. Does anyone know what those orange “sprinkles” are called on the California roll? They didn’t taste like anything, but they sure do add a little pop to the presentation.
We chose pretty simple rolls, but Mount Fuji has a pretty excellent selection of specialty rolls too.
For my entree, I ordered the Udon Noodle Bowl, which is described as
“rice noodles served in a classic Japanese soy-base soup, served with shrimp tempura, chicken or shrimp, garnished with fish cake, green onion and sunny side up egg.”
I ordered mine with plain shrimp. Here’s how it look when it arrived:
For some reason, I always get udon and soba noodles mixed up. So I was a little surprised to see these kind of noodles when the dish arrived. I really prefer the nutty flavor of the buckwheat-based soba noodles, but the udon was perfect for this soup. (If you get confused about the different types of noodles too, I recommend this article).
The broth was just salty enough, striking a nice balance between being too bland and tasting like a bowl full of soy sauce.
I had never tried a deep-fried egg before, and it wasn’t anything that I would seek out again. A plain ol’ sunny-side up egg would have been good!
I also would like to see this dish have more vegetables. Maybe some carrot strips or snow peas?
Overall, this dish was a good choice though!
We were all stuffed after our meals, so we skipped dessert. Many thanks to Bob and Marcy for treating us to this wonderful dinner!
Do you like sushi?
What’s the last restaurant you visited?