Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sushi Samba

If there is one kind of food that's almost always a sure bet for vegans and others alike, it's sushi. My husband can indulge in all the poor fishies he wants, while I can nosh on veggie rolls galore. So, when we spotted Sushi Samba on one of our walks along Lincoln Road, we decided to give it a try. Little did I know just how happy we would be!

Starting off with edamame is a no-brainer for me, and these are served simply with sea salt and lime, just how I like 'em. Then, as we looked more closely at the menu, we knew we were in for something a little different, as this is a Brazilian/Sushi fusion restaurant. I never would have put the two together, but what do I know? Apparently not much, because the Brazilian vegetable roll is amazing! (sorry- no pic, I devoured it too quickly) It has grilled pineapple, hearts of palm, red ginger, and brown rice, all wrapped up in a collard leaf. Very unique and totally delicious. Sadly, it's the only vegan roll available, but there are tons of other good eats to be had at SS. The organic greens salad in carrot-ginger dressing and the roasted vegetables are both scrumptious:

The salad was bright and refreshing and rather large, which I appreciated, being a lover of the greens. The roasted vegetables, however, were perfection. Asparagus, carrots, zuchinni, and huge corn kernels simply tossed in olive oil and seasonings. Savory warm goodness that was a complete surprise at a place known mainly for their sushi. I think the lesson here is to always try new food and new restaurants - you never know what you might find and enjoy. And, of course, the lesson to all those vegans and others who find themselves in Miami Beach is to head to Sushi Samba, stat!


Gary said...

Those big circular things are corn kernels?? Amazing. They kinda look like scallops.

Sky said...

Yeah I'm not sure what kind of corn it was, but they were huge and sweet and juicy. Probably genetically modified and part pig or something. Sigh...