Sunday, February 19, 2012

Asian Month #3: The Other Fish

59 E. Broad St
Bethlehem, PA  18018
Hours:  Tue-Thur 11:30a-2 p; 5p-10p
Fri 11:30a-2; 5 p-11 p  Sat 5 p-11 p
Closed Sun-Mon 

Bethlehem is stacked with Asian specialties...tucked away a few blocks from downtown is our all-time favorite sushi spot.  Its charm, relational service and most of all its top notch product give it a vote for "Evans Eats Overall Top 7 Faves."

I asked our server what makes their product distinct?  Besides having one of the only Japanese sushi chefs in the Lehigh Valley, he informed us they buy their fish fresh and whole, process it on the premises and use it fully in their dishes.  Their chef also pours time and love into the sushi rice whose ingredients enhance the flavors of a roll.  

Keep in mind--The Other Fish makes the phrase "hole-in-the-wall" seem literal.  It is a cozy, narrow store-front with only one round table that seats parties of 4-6.  It is a great date spot as tables for 2 line the wall with fish string lights setting the mood or a prime spot at the bar to watch the chefs in action.  One sweet touch for friends and couples of all seasons are the boxes of  "Table Topics" at each table--providing conversation starters like "What view would you love from your kitchen window?" 

The Japanese-focused  menu includes more than sushi, including various soups, salads and entrees.  We primarily focus on the rolls.  If you are skeptical of sushi, you should know that there are a variety of cautious options with cooked ingredients or fresh veggies.  Each individual should try sushi at least once in their life. Our recommendations?  You can't go wrong, but for those who desire direction on the vast menu:


Of the Traditional Rolls: 
Funky Monkey:  spicy tuna, shrimp & crab topped with tobiko
Spider: fried soft shell crab, cucumber, avocado, spicy mayo
California: avocado, crab
Rainbow: layer of assorted fish and avocado on top of a California roll

Dancing Fish Favorite Rolls:
Bobby Knight:  Salmon & cucumber wrapped in avocado & lemon

Favorite Rolls:
Tropical Delight:  Asparagus & avocado topped with smoked salmon & mango

If you want to experience the finest of this fresh, creative, healthy cuisine--be sure to stop in at The Other Fish-tell them Evans Eats sent you.

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1 comment:

  1. Oooo we love it here, and now we may have to go back soon! Love the review. =D