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by Bob McClain

www.wordsmithbob.com


08-18-05


Little Sushi on the Prairie

 


Little Sushi: Big Flavor

 

 

 

Thatís what Tom, the owner of Little Sushi on the Prairie, told me. Itís all in how you care for the fish and prepare it. And that can be a tough gig when youíre this far from an ocean. My wife is from San Diego. Donít even think youíre going to pull the wool over her sushi-loving eyes. But Tom and his head chef Lor have proven that, yes, Virginia, you really can get great sushi in Minnesota.

 

Want to know how good the sushi is? They have customers who drive all the way out from Apple Valley. They have been demanding that Tom open another restaurant in Apple Valley called Little Sushi in the Valley. But, as Tom put it, thatís another story.

 

Lor, I found out, lavishes a great deal of attention on the rice; how itís prepared, and anything that may come in contact with it. And heís really finicky about the seaweed and other green items that he uses. It makes Tomís life difficult but it sure spoils the customers. Their menu is an eclectic mix of sushi, Japanese, Korean, and assorted ĎAsianí offerings. Okay, and a tiny bit of American.

 

Can you say Tempura batter and vinegar imported from Japan? The Dynamite Roll, according to Tom, is their best. But the Little Sushi Roll is their signature. Or, of course, you can open with the Sushi Appetizer for $7.25 or the Sashimi Appetizer for $9.00. After that, you can move on to Tempura for $6-$8, Japanese Curry for $6-$8, or various soups or salads for anywhere from $2 all the way up to $9. Little Sushi on the Prairie offers 22 different Nigiri Sushi in the $4-$6 range, and 14 Sushi Rolls running from $4 for the Ojhinko Roll to $12 for the Spider Roll, a perennial favorite. Desserts are simple as they should be. Green Tea ice cream, Ginger Ice Cream, Azaki Ice Cream, or my recommendation, Fresh Pineapple. They also offer beer and wine, including hot or cold sake.


Little Sushi on the Prairie is located at 8353 Crystal View Rd. at Prairie Center Drive in Eden Prairie. If you get lost, their phone number is 952-944-0962. They are open Sun-Fri from 11:00am until 9:00pm and Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm.