The other night, we headed out to Wasabi in Logan Square, and I was thoroughly impressed with everything they placed in front of us, especially for the price! We sat at the brightly lit bar that faced an enticingly drawn prawn. Below it, those words apparently mean "Wasabi". Keeping the shrimp in mind, we started out with a pork belly spring roll. This appetizer was pretty much every texture all wrapped up in one dish! The flavors were bursting with intense savor and sourness.
In case you want something healthier than fatty pork belly and a creamy tartar sauce, the agedashi tofu is like a breath of fresh air. It is light and refreshing with a slightly salty broth that the tofu soaks up nicely.
They also offer a wide variety of skewers - grilled and fried! The grilled skewers are all tender and seasoned well.
But my favorite skewers were definitely the fried ones... I couldn't really taste the pork belly in the pork belly and brie fried skewer, but I will never complain about fried brie! And the sweet potato fried skewer was a "healthy" alternative.
Wasabi has a pretty large selection of sushi. In fact, the entire back of the menu is filled with these intricate bites! And the best part is that all the seafood tastes like it just came out of the ocean!
And we made sure to get the sweet shrimp that was featured on the Wasabi sign.
To me, though, the star of the evening were the bowls of ramen we ordered. The noodles are decent, but what's really impressive is the rich, creamy broth that had been stewed for almost two days. It is honestly the best I've had in all of Chicago! I'd come back here for the ramen over and over and over again!
Our friend who came with didn't order a ramen so he was still a bit hungry. Yet, he went with some "healthier" vegetarian skewer options. The eggplant skewer, which I took a bite of, was absolutely delicious!
I'm not quite sure about eating entire disks of fried onion though... Don't get that if you are on a hot date.
- It's BYOB! So bring a drink or five =)
- Street parking is right outside.