November 1, 2007
Sleekly styled Goji has taken a while to get its act together as a Fairmount destination for sushi and Japanese cuisine. A management change in January helped hone some rough edges, though that regal suit of samurai armor is decidedly still sharp. The very traditional kasane soba with shrimp tempura, meanwhile, has remained one of my favorite menu items here from the beginning. Room-temperature buckwheat soba noodles are served Tokyo-style in three-tiered boxes alongside a delicate dashi-and-fish broth, which gets mixed with grated daikon and spicy ginger for dipping.
June 14, 2012 |
One of the city's great underused alfresco dining spaces, the elegant walled garden behind the Philadelphia Art Alliance, has reopened in time for the balmy weather. Even better, the recently opened restaurant now known as the Rittenhouse Tavern is featuring some stylish New American plates from former Le Bec-Fin chef Nicholas Elmi. For a lunchtime bite of early summer at its best, go for the soft-shell crab sandwich, the meaty crustacean crisped inside a light tempura crust, then paired with the sweet-tart crunch of pickled pole beans, shredded cabbage slaw, and a spicy remoulade spread inside the airy crust of a warmed hoagie roll.
November 14, 2004 |
The Plymouth Meeting area is not lacking for eateries. So how does a tiny box of a restaurant that serves mostly raw food survive? Bluefin, a BYO sushi bar, not only survives, but also seems to continually add to its list of regulars each weekend. On a recent night, it seemed to be business as usual: The sushi chefs shouted out greetings as each diner entered. One patron, on a first-name basis with the staff, sat near me at the sushi bar and announced, "It's like Grand Central Station in here.
July 24, 2015
SHEESH! KABOBS Yield: 6 servings Marinade 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs, such as parsley, mint, thyme, and tarragon 1/4 teaspoon salt Pinch of freshly ground pepper 12 frozen katydids, grasshoppers, or other large-bodied Orthoptera, thawed 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1...
April 30, 2000 |
Although the setting is modest, the cuisine at Sushikazu, one of many suburban Japanese restaurants that have opened in recent months, is as fresh and appealing as you could want. The restaurant opened six months ago in a converted house at the intersection of Routes 202 and 73 in Center Square, behind Rita's Water Ice on DeKalb Pike. The name is a charming combination of sushi, the raw fish dish, and kazu, which means "peace and harmony," the menu tells us. While quarters are somewhat cramped, and the decor is nothing special, the tasty and healthy food is definitely worth a visit.
March 19, 2010 |
If you have three young children and a restaurant, you'd think your life was busy enough. But when Robert and Patti Moon, who have owned Shiroi Hana, in Center City, since 1995, sent the last toddler to Montessori school, they figured it was time to nurture another restaurant. Located on what is becoming a nice stretch of diverse eateries on Callowhill Street, Doma opened its doors about a month ago. This is a more casual venue than Shiroi Hana and offers an interesting menu of cold and hot appetizers that are perfect plates for sharing.
November 30, 2003 |
For decades now, friends and family have known where to find Jack McFadden on a Friday or Saturday night. He's probably standing at a bar, or at the edge of a room, as statuesque and calm as an English butler. McFadden, 55, has almost had to be what could be described as the eye of the storm - he's in the restaurant business. During a 15-year period through the 1980s, he owned three hugely popular establishments: The Restaurant & The Bar in West Chester, the Marshallton Inn and the Oyster Bar, both in Marshallton, West Bradford.
September 24, 1997 |
The last thing most people might think about when driving along the bleak section of Route 130 that runs through Cinnaminson is sushi and Japanese food. A new set of tires, fast food - those things might come to mind. But a delicious spicy tuna roll? Not a chance. Which is why Matt Ito's restaurant Fuji is such an oasis. A fixture along the highway for the past 18 years, Fuji shuts out the grim outside world with strains of Japanese music and artistic homage to Ito's homeland, in the form of tapestries and delicate paintings.
September 23, 1988 |
The food at Shiroi Hana is light, delicious and served in portions that won't get any arguments from your waistline. Add sushi and sashimi, and this Center City Japanese restaurant makes a perfect stop for lunch, as well as dinner. Just think; you can spend your lunch hour eating like a civilized person and walk back to work without the lethargy that comes with feeling as if you've eaten half a cow. Among the wonders of Shiroi Hana are the dishes centered upon soba (buckwheat noodles)