Key Milwaukee

January 2012

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Lunch provides a great opportunity (and value) for enjoying toWasabi's cuisine. The Lunch Box employs a cleverly sectioned porcelain plate. Feast on California rolls, sweet sour chicken, fried rice andmiso soup, plus your choice of chicken teriya- ki, grilled salmon teriyaki, tofu steak or steak. Other combos putmiso soup and salad plus rolls, sushi or sashimi in front of you. At dinner, choose fromsmall plates to signature rolls to entrees. The "Monkey Brain" appetizer gives an indication of the fun approach to dining here. Savor every bite ofmushroomstuffedwith snowcrabmeat and spicy tuna, then toppedwith a lacy drizzle of sauce. Wasabi's signature rolls give the option of rawor cooked ingredients. "Crunch" combines shrimp tempura, cucumber, avocado crunch powder and BBQ sauce. "Flaming Dragon" earns the namewith seared tuna over spicy crabmeat and cucumber roll, drizzledwith tataki sauce then servedwith flaming Bacardi 151. If you are a hardcore sushi or sashimi fan, you'll join the chorus ofWasabi fanswho describe the seafood as "the freshest they've ever tasted." The staffmanning the sushi bar includes a head chef fromTokyo, and the expertise is evident. Full bar service includes an extensive sakemenu. Japanese beers,wines, cocktails and Sake-Tinis - all are described in tempting detail. The "Wasabi tini" combines vodka,Asian pear juice, triple sec and a splash of lime juice,while the "Ozeki" isWasabi's sakemai tai,madewith fresh-squeezed juices and servedwith a dark rumfloat. Wasabi is located at 15455W. Bluemound Rd. in a rowof businesses just east of the corner of Bluemound andMoorland Rd. Open seven days a week, hours are 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-10 p.m.Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-11 p.m. Fri. and Sat., and 3-9 p.m. Sun. Catering and carryout also are available by phone at 262-780-0011, or online at Reservationsmay bemade And be sure to sign up forWasabi's e-mail program that temptswith specials everyweek. photo by Mike Nepper 4205I09 59

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