Wasabi, a London-based Japanese fast food chain, will open its first U.S. location in Times Square at Seventh Avenue and West 40th Street on Monday, February 24, 2014.
From the English site, Wasabi looks like a fun place to get Japanese favorites like sushi, bento boxes and noodle soups. Everything is made in-house every day. They use sustainably sourced yellowfin tuna and salmon. There are at least 50 types of sushi to choose from in the form of hosomaki(thin rolls), futomaki (fat rolls), nigiri (thinly sliced fish over rice), gunkan (torpedo-shaped pieces), hand-rolls and onigiri (triangles of rice wrapped around a choice of savory filling). Also, the sushi is individually wrapped.
Not sure what fast-food ramen would be like (isn’t that an oxymoron?), but Wasabi has ramen as well as soumen, made with super-thin rice noodles, and tanmen, made with thick rice noodles.
Happy 4th of July! Celebrate the Fourth with some ice cream!
July is National Ice Cream Month, so I’m doing a Sweets Week with a focus on frozen treats like ice cream and frozen yogurt.
Sundaes and Cones is one of my favorite ice cream shops in the city. It got its start in Bay Ridge and opened its East Village outpost in 2006. There are many standard ice cream flavors, as well as flavors inspired by Asian cuisine, like green tea, lychee, wasabi, corn, ginger, black sesame, taro, Thai tea and more. They also make custom ice cream cakes. I do have favorite flavors here–corn, Thai tea and taro, pictured below.
Verdict: Well, I just told you this was one of my favorite ice cream shops, so of course, I like it! The ice cream is very creamy and smooth, and I love the unique flavors.
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Tagged Asian, black sesame, corn, East Village, ginger, green tea, ice cream, July, lychee, National Ice Cream Month, Sundaes and Cones, taro, Thai tea, wasabi