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sushi at Beansprout, Malden

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sushi at Beansprout, Malden

Raconteur | Jun 15, 2004 12:22 PM

I drive by this restaurant every day and had long written it off as yet another divey suburban chinese place, even when they put up a banner declaring "Sushi!"

It popped up not so long ago on the Boston Sushi Society mailing list (an infrequent mailing list) so I decided to check it out.

The restaurant is divided into halves. One side is kind of dingy and is where the lunch buffet is served. The other side has the sushi bar and is much nicer, bright and clean.

I was, for the most part, pleasantly surprised. Fresh and nicely presented, I don't think I'd go out of my way to go back, but for neighborhood sushi, I'm sure I'll return.

I ordered:
Mackeral sashimi (disappointing, dry and too salty)
Salmon sashimi (wonderful. Large, buttery pieces, not too cold, just right)
Squid sashimi (good, nice texture, but nothing too exciting)

Ikura, tobiko, uni and unagi sushi were all wonderful. The seaweed was very crisp and the fish very fresh. The uni in particular was excellent. The Ikura wasn't too salty and the eggs had a nice pop to them.

The also had a special of wasabi tobiko that the owner brought to me as a treat. Lots of wasabi, a sinus rich experience, nicely offset by the sweetness of the tobiko.

I plan to go back.

Link: http://www.iisc.com/bss/

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