Friday was a very special day because it was Kevin’s oldest brother’s birthday! Happy birthday Nick!
Nick and I share a love for sushi, so of course I was excited at the opportunity to go out for sushi despite the fact that we were at Dragonfly the night before. Sushi two nights in a row is how I should live my life more often.
To change it up, we went to Amura on Sand Lake. I started out by sipping on a berry martini, which tasted a lot like red Hawaiian punch. I was in the mood for something sweet, and this did not disappoint.
We started out with the honey beef short ribs and lettuce wraps. The honey beef short ribs were amazing. The sauce was sweet and coated the ribs nicely. The lettuce wraps had a nice crunch.
For our main entrees, Kevin ordered the yakisoba noodles, which were tossed in a brown stir fry sauce with chicken and vegetables. I snuck multiple bites. The noodles were cooked perfectly and were just thick enough to hold up to the sauce.
Nick, our friend Bryan and I shared an assortment of sushi rolls. We ordered the Rolls Roys roll, which I fell in love with during my first visit to Amura back when it first opened in Sanford. The downtown location doesn’t serve this roll, so I try to make a point to order it whenever I can. It has kani, escolar, tempura crunch and masago stacked in square towers with no seaweed. Its mixed and topped with a sweet sauce, and it just melts in your mouth.
We also order the California roll with real crab meat, a shrimp tempura roll and the Ginseng Stamina roll, which was a spicy tuna roll with salmon and cream cheese.
Although Amura is a little pricey, as are most of the sushi restaurants in that area, each roll does have a good amount pieces, so you always leave full.
After dinner, we topped off the evening by heading across the street to World of Beer to continue Nick’s birthday celebration.