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Chili Sea Bass at Sono in Arlington

RoyRon | Aug 23, 201511:04 AM    

I was in the mood for Japanese food last and hadn't been back to Sono Asian Cuisine in Arlington for quite awhile so decided to try it again. I have always enjoyed their sashimi. Especially the s specials of the day which last night included Jack Mackerel, one of my favorites. I also think that Sono does one of the best versions of Hamachi Kama in all of Boston. So last night I was prepared to order my usual assortment of sashimi to start followed by Hamachi Kama but Tom, the manager of Sono, suggested I try the Chili Sea Bass instead. I'm glad I took his suggestion because it was excellent. The perfectly cooked sea bass was topped with a crispy sort of paste that Tom said was made from dried shrimp and a bit of chili paste. It had an unbelievable umami flavor with just the right amount of spice. It was served over a medley of perfectly cooked fresh vegetables that included asparagus, green beans, broccoli and carrots. The presentation (see attached pic) and the taste were perfect. The restaurant was very slow for a Sat. night but I really hope they have better nights because I feel they are one of better choices in the area for top quality Japanese food.

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