A couple of weeks ago a group of friends and I decided to go to the sushi restaurant Mikunis. So what's a gluten free girl to do? All sushi restaurants use soy sauce and tempura batter, a gluten free no no!
Not to worry, working at a sushi restaurant myself I knew my options. Most bento boxes are off limits; they contain a delicious myriad of deep-fried tempura vegetables and shrimp. Be extremely careful when looking at sushi besides nigiri and sashimi. Most house special rolls contain gluten, either in the form of tempura shrimp, bbq unagi, and teriyaki sauce. Safe bets are kappa maki (cucumber roll), tekka maki (tuna rolls),
So what did I order at Mikunis? I ordered the lightly seared Poki Albacore Salad with gluten-free ponzu sauce. It wasn’t bad, but it definitely was not the best. The albacore was a little mushy and grainy which meant that it was not fresh; basically the ponzu sauce and micro greens saved the rest of the dish. Mikunis serves regular edamame and then they have what they call super spicy edamame. Being a light weight to spicy foods it sure packed a punch!