Once every month or two, I get together with three of the most magnificent women I know for what has been dubbed, “BYO Girls’ Night.” The establishment chosen for last night’s rendezvous was Fat Salmon. Initially, I wasn’t thrilled based on the fact that so many of the menu items included fake crabmeat (AKA, krab). I automatically assumed that the overall quality would be lacking because of this faux pas. By the time we finished our meal, however, I was singing a different tune.
We started with a bowl of edamame, followed by miso soup for me and seaweed salad for my two compatriots (our fourth lady was unfortunately incapacitated by a work meeting in north Jersey). I don’t care for tofu so I just ate the broth of my soup, which was full of flavor. The lightly-dressed seaweed salad had a nice crunch.
Our main course consisted of four rolls and a double order of yellow tail sashimi. The sashimi was fresh and the pieces were gigantic. The rolls were all imaginative and full of ingredients. Favorites included the spicy tuna sandwich, stuffed with spicy tuna, the fancy tuna sushi, tuna-wrapped rice topped with spicy tuna and tobiko, and the m&m, a marinated beef and cucumber roll topped with, yes, spicy chopped krab.
The cost for our meal was shockingly low, and our delightful server, Jessica, encouraged us to take our time with finishing up our vino, which is exactly what we did.
This skeptic is now a believer. I will be back… with fingers crossed that the krab is replaced with crab in the meantime.
719 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102