My mom remembered I had been to some place she had never visited on a couple of sushi dates and that I had mentioned that the food was really good there. So, my mom suggested it as a place for us to celebrate the end of Passover.
So, on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, my mom and I met up at Masago Neo Japanese Cuisine at 22 South Broad Street in Ridgewood (website HERE). My dad has another work dinner. He’ll just have to experience how yummy Masago is another time.
Anyway, I brought the sake (as it, like a great many places in New Jersey, is BYOB).
We started off with two eel cucumber hand rolls (with brown rice). I had never had their eel hand rolls and we were both quite pleased with them – lots of good crunch!
Then we had an order of fried shrimp shumai, which was just okay. Nothing to write home about (and yet I’m writing about it here – hmm).
After that, we had a substantial plate of Japanese goodness (which I will describe in order from the left side to the right side of the plate). We had salmon and yellowtail sashimi. Both were very fresh and the yellowtail really melted in our mouths. We also had salmon roe, also good. In addition, we had two of their signature rolls. There was the Volcano Roll (shrimp tempura, avocado, spicy tuna, crunchy on top, eel sauce) and the Painted Lady Roll (fresh lobster, mango, asparagus inside, topped with spicy tuna, avocado served with spicy mango sauce). Both were delicious and chock full of flavor.
We had a great time, as we usually do together. I highly recommend you check this place out. Bring cash. While they take credit cards, depending on the day, you can get a discount for paying with cash.
– Evan Bindelglass