Monday, October 24, 2011

Yokozuna

When Mr Minx and I go to Ocean City, we always make a point to stop at Yokozuna for some terrific sushi. Despite its location in the somewhat cheesy Gold Coast Mall, Yokozuna is an oasis away from the Boardwalk fries, greasy pizza, and drunken teenagers that make up much of the OC experience. An especially nice touch is the faux-shoji screen treatment on the windows, which completely blocks the view of any ugly-shorts tourists in Big Pecker t-shirts buying hermit crabs in the mall.

We usually start out with bowls of miso soup and go on to sushi, but this time we also tried the okonomiyaki, a pancake with vegetables and seafood. It was full of shrimp and shredded cabbage, plus a nice dose of fresh ginger, and topped with a mayonnaise sauce and bonito flakes. The texture was somewhere between a pancake and an omelette, and completely delicious. More, please.

We also enjoyed some very fresh nigiri sushi with salmon, "white tuna" (escolar), and tuna, plus two rolls: the "Princess Di" (Avocado, tamago & sushi rice, wrapped in soy paper, lightly fried & topped with shrimp tempura, orange tobiko & spicy mayo); and a special of the evening called the "Skydiver" with soft shell crab, avocado, eel, and scallions. The former was rather like a spring roll, and served quite warm. The latter was very rich, and the soft eel and crisp soft shell made for an interesting play of textures.

While we have always found all of the seafood to be impeccably fresh and delicious, not to be missed is the chocolate Kahlua cake, served warm with whipped cream and fresh fruit. It's especially tasty with a scoop of green tea ice cream.

Yokozuna Restaurant
11403 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842
www.yokozunaoc.com
(410) 524-7412

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