CloverEats: sushi and shabu shabu at Saica in Ann Arbor
I read an article a while ago that talked about the rise of sushi. The concept is certainly unusual – what other meat do we eat raw on such a regular basis? How can it be clean? Wouldn’t it taste strange? And yet, in recent years, sushi has become more and more present in the culinary world; it feels like there are more sushi restaurants than most other category of restaurants. It is interesting that all sushi restaurants seem to follow a similar format – a sheet from which you can order rolls/sashimi/etc, a miso soup and ginger salad appetizer, an emphasis on beautiful plating, and of course, classic American rolls like the California or Philadelphia. Over the years, I have found myself moving away from maki and ordering a sake don – salmon sashimi over a bed of sushi rice. That all being said, Saica is a great place to order takeout from, but when we do come and dine in, we like to get hot sake and shabu shabu. It’s no Little Fat Lamb, but it does the job on a cold winter night. Check them out on Yelp or at their official website!