Portland – Blue Star and Bamboo Sushi Redux

Hit up our favorites on Sunday.

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Blueberry crunch and lemon poppy

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Hoki Poke Box: sushi rice “pressed” with red crab salad, and layered with tuna, avocado, green onion, togarashi, and poke sauce

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Pork Belly Bun

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Grilled shishito peppers tossed with miso butter and bacon, topped with bonito flakes

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Spicy tuna roll

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Avocado and truffle salt

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Anago

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Usuzukuri, thinly sliced whitefish with finely chopped fresno chiles, ponzu, green onions, tobiko, sesame seeds and tataki yasai

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Garden of Eden: spicy albacore, cucumber and apple inside topped with tuna tataki, basil and pickled mustard seeds, with a touch of spicy aioli on the plate

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MSC highway 35: east coast red crab mixed with spicy sesame aioli, avocado, cucumber and asparagus, topped with sake poached pears, eel sauce, tempura crunchies and tobiko

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coconut panna cotta: coconut custard, accompanied by yuzu sour cherry reduction and a sesame granola tuile

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gingersnap and salted caramel powder with chai ice cream and caramel sauce

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“demons heat” ippongi hannya: following the initial full-bodied sweetness enjoy the bold spicy flavor that spreads through your mouth. (it really was like syrup at the beginning then transitioning to spicy as it goes down your throat, very different sake.)

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