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Fuji Do wins again, Central Pa Sushi Group held it’s Halloween bash this Tuesday at this little Paxton Street favorite and once again showed how amazing it is. For the price nothing really comes close to the quantity and quality of the fish served at Fuji Do. One of the longest running sushi bars (now that there are dozens of them in the Harrisburg Area) and they have never short changed us. We took some snaps of the portions, Fuji do is one place that you will never walk away hungry. Enjoy.

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Next Tuesday is looking to be one of our largest sushi meetups to date. Over 40 members of Central Pa Sushi have RVSPed for this weeks sushi meet at Tokyo Diner (Mechanicsburg, Pa). Central Pa Sushi is a local meetup group for people looking to meet others in the Harrisburg, Lancaster, York and surrounding areas and of course enjoy lots of japanese cuisine. The RVSP is still open for this Tuesday (September 30th) for those looking for a fun evening out. Can RVSP on our website.

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Tonight the Central Pa Sushi group went to Wasabi on Willow Street to try out the sushi. I’ll start by saying the rolls are perfect presented, neatly rolled and delicious.  Not to mentionthe prices are great, the sushi combos were well under 18 dollars and no one walked away hungry.  Wasabi is a Japanese restaurant with nice interior design, very comfortable and pleasant place to eat. There are a number of regular tables, as well as a few tatami tables (low table where you take your shoes off and sit) and a sushi bar. The staff also gets an A+ in my book, they were very welcoming and friendly, adding to the already positive environment. I think we all agree that we will be back again.

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Being a sushi lover I have tried out the local sushi wherever local may be that week. I really try to eye up the most interesting dishes I can find while still ordering my old favorite: the spicy tuna roll.

I quickly came to realize that not all spicy tuna rolls on the menu are created equal however as long as the tuna is fresh I will happily tuck in to them all. The sushi standard at most sushi bars I have been to is the diced tuna in a spicy mayo. The darker the tuna the nicer the roll in my opinion even the generously diced tuna rolls up pretty nice in my book. Like I said this is the type of spicy tuna roll you will find at most American Japanese sushi bars locally Fuji Do does nice spicy tuna and a tres amigo with this method. However if you wanted a hand roll (cone shaped roll) you would have a minced tuna roll.

That minced tuna roll method, which is not an all-time favorite but if prepared with fresh ingredients you cant go wrong. Most times out of not they add a bit of a tempura flake when mixing in the mayo giving it a bit of a crunch. My only dislike the fear comes from wondering about the quality of the fish. I mean with minced fish you can never tell if it’s the picking off the bones and I will admit that some sushi places I have been to the roll is just a squishy mess. At the same time I would have to commend Okini for making the mince spicy roll proud, it has a small crunch and the rolls are kept pretty tight.

Moving on to the last spicy tuna what I like to call: Chopped tuna hell fire. I was recently at Benihana who serves up a mean spicy tuna roll with dark fresh tuna and crushed peppers. Oh, yes you heard me right, there is no mayo in this puppy they go right for the heat. I would have to say this was pretty spicy. There was once a place in York called Zen Mitsuru that could make a spicy tuna hell fire that could make you cry.

Those are the free basic spicy tuna rolls which you can get pretty much any sushi bar in the U.S. Although the Chopped Tuna Hell Fire is one of my favorites its pretty rare when it comes to this mayo loving market. When it comes to the spicy rolls you usually can’t go wrong and when ordering a hand roll they tend to really pack it in there making them almost a meal in themselves.

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