May 2017

Let's Drink Sake!

Shirakabe Gura Kiku Masamune Taru Kikusui Kuorsawa Sake Orange County OC Sushi World

We can't seem to eat sushi without sake. It's like a habit instilled in us as kids. Um, that doesn't sound right. Oh well. Yes, we love sake. And there are so many varying types now it makes it fun to try them all out. Our top 4 sake are Shirakabe Gura, Kiku-Masamune Taru, Kikusui, and Kurosawa. Have you had the privilege of trying out all of them? You could have, if you had attended one of our sake tastings. In any case, if you would like to find out more about any particular brand, please feel free to ask us or your server when you come on in.

Masago vs Ikura

Masago vs Ikura Roe Salmon Sushi World Orange County OC Pop in Your Mouth

We like to drop a little sushi knowledge every now and then because we feel it's necessary so that you know what you're eating and you get what you want. We have often received questions about the difference between these two and here it is. They are both roes, or the eggs of fish. Masago, is much smaller and it makes sense, because they come from small fish. Ikura is generally Salmon roe, because they are a bigger fish and therefore, produce bigger eggs. Because Masago is much smaller, it's kinda crunchy when you bite into them.

Albacore - Happy Hour Menu

Albacore Happy Hour All Day Mondays Tuesdays Every Day Orange County OC Sushi World

Along with Albacore, we have Yellowtail, Salmon, Peppered Salmon, Masago, Escolar, Natto, and Shrimp on the Happy Hour menu for $2.50 per order (2 pieces!). HH is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm and you can also enjoy $3.50 appetizers, $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers. We have a number of other items on the Happy Hour menu so you'll have to go over to our Happy Hour section to find out what they all are. Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Free Dessert For Moms

Free Dessert Mother's Day Prix Fixe Meal Orange County OC Sushi World

That's right, ladies and gents. We are giving away a free dessert to all Moms on Mother's Day! Come on in for one of our Prix Fixe meals for mom or just order whatever Mom wishes for Mother's Day. Afterall, she deserves it! After she's through with the meal, she can select to eat her free dessert there or we will gladly pack it to go for her. We might have some other surprises up our sleeves for Mom so be sure to give us a call and make your reservations now while there's still time. We love all Moms!

Salmon Skin Hand Roll in Sesame Wrapper

Salmon Skin Hand Roll Sesame Wrapper Paper Happy Hour All Day Orange County OC Sushi World

If you prefer, we can make any sushi roll with a sesame wrapper (or paper) instead of the usual seaweed wrapper. It's really a preference of choice. You might find that you like certain hand rolls with one wrapper over the other. We really don't mind. Just let our sushi chefs know and they'll gladly make the adjustment. In this picture, you'll see our Salmon Skin Hand Roll with the Sesame Wrapper. It's only $3 during our Happy Hour which is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm.

Jalapeno Yellowtail for the Win

Jalapeno Yellowtail Sesame Seeds Ponzu Orange County Sushi World OC

You can never go wrong when you order our Jalapeno Yellowtail. It's low in carbs, women love it, it's great on dates, and it's extremely tasty! It all starts with perfectly sliced sashimi pieces laid out on our plate. It's then dressed with a ponzu mixed sauce and a jalapeno sauce blend along the top that has a lot of flavor and is not too spicy. And then we sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top. Yep, it's pretty perfect. Happy Cinco de Mayo to all of our friends out there! Yep, we chose to post about this dish because it had jalapeno in it.

Baked Blue Crab Rolls

Baked Blue Crab Hand Roll Cut Roll Sushi World Orange County OC Cypress

Our customers have a lot of favorites and here is yet, another one. If you haven't tried our Baked Blue Crab Rolls, you're missing out. It's a simple roll but we have a unique way of preparing our blue crab that will blow your mind. You can get it in a hand roll or as a cut roll. It doesn't matter as they're both great! And, it doesn't have any raw fish in it so it's safe for all your friends who are still not willing to eat raw fish. The roll features a garlic aioli and is wrapped in a black sesame seed soy paper. It's delicious!

Live Sweet Shrimp - Amaebi

Amaebi Live Sweet Shrimp Specialty Specials Board Sushi Bar Chefs Orange County OC

Beautiful, translucent, sweet shrimp. Yum. Yep, they're in stock and alive for the taking. Absolutely one of our favorite items so we always eat them ourselves when they're in stock. Our chefs masterfully serve up the tails of the amaebi with a just a hint of wasabi and rice, if you'd like. They then deep fry the heads for you so you can just eat those like fries, except these are much better. If you do dip it in soy sauce, make sure you only dip it a bit. Doesn't need much because the shrimp itself is so darn tasty.

Peppered Salmon, Albacore, & More

Peppered Salmon Albacore Yellowtail Orange County Sushi World OC Best Happy Hour

Happy Hour all day on Mondays and Tuesdays means that you get to enjoy $2.50 sushi (for 2 pieces!). Sushi choices include Peppered Salmon, Albacore, Salmon, Yellowtail, Masago, Shrimp, Escolar, and Natto. And you also get to take advantage of our other HH deals: $3.50 appetizers (10+ to choose from, $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers. And don't forget that Happy Hour is on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm, the hours at which most other sushi joints take their afternoon breaks. Yep, we don't need no stinkin' breaks.