Peyton’s Plate: The Happy Sumo
Earlier this week, I met up with an old friend and we were in the mood for sushi. Being a food writer has spoiled me rotten, and typically, I only like my raw fish from Denver’s renowned Kizaki brothers. But I was willing to try something new and found myself rolling the dice at The Happy Sumo in Westminster’s outdoor mall, The Orchard Town Center. (I know. Sushi, in Westminster?)
The menu is BIG. You’ve got the traditional starters: wontons, spring rolls, soups, gyoza, and the like. Then there’s 2-piece orders of nigiri, 3-piece orders of sashimi, the usual sushi and hand roll varieties (shrimp tempura, california, spicy tuna, spider, etc.) and also a looong list of special signature rolls, plus salads and noodles and bento boxes. I went with a sashimi bowl — and I loved it! I’ll definitely be back. Here’s what I ordered:
The Chirashi Bowl comprised of 10 pieces of sliced sashimi (chef’s choice — my favorite way to do sushi), seaweed salad, and cucumber salad all served over rice ($30.25): I got five varieties of fish, all fresh and tender, plus two pieces of tamago, shrimp, and imitation crab (could have done without that one) all topped with roe. It was delicious, beautifully plated, and more than filling for one person. Highly recommended.
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