Does “sushi donut” ring a bell to you?
Shaped like a donut but tasted like a salmon roll, Project Poke has just introduced their newest celebrity at the corner of sushi and innovation.
Sushi donut has definitely captured the presentation part by the appealing display of ingredients as each individually makes sense of visual and taste on the surface. The dough is made out of rice that sits on a bed of seaweed. Layers of your choice of salmon or/and tuna along with shrimp roe, cucumber, daikon, and black sesame would then take turn to fill up the face of the donut.
Although it can be visually persuasive, there is lack of new concept for taste. I was under an impression that these sushi donuts would also have filling within the rice. I had this idea in my head that maybe the sauce that they would include inside could be a game changer. Much to my surprise, there was no magical filling or nothing of such.
While the presentation was appealing, unless there was a new way to devour which I wasn't aware of, I had to eat each part separately. Not sure what was tasty about plain rice and cucumber though...BUT, If you run across this problem, you can manually increase the taste by adding soy sauce and spicy mayo. The staffs at Project Poke were extremely friendly and handy!
The Menu at Project Poke does extend beyond Sushi Donut. Specifically, before there was Sushi Donut, this place was best known for Sushi Burrito. Hypothetically speaking, if Project Poke is Twilight, Sushi Donut is Jacob, and Sushi Burrito is Edward, I definitely am crazy for the Vampire’s diet. By which I mean, the unbeatable Sushi Burrito: Rice, avocado, cucumber, crab meat, and fried onions, binding together by seaweed, all surrounding the center of your choice of seafood.
Project Poke carries their burrito healthy and fresh. On top that, they pay high attention on cleanliness as they make and serve the food. This place is a wonderful spot for lunch or quick afternoon snacks such as Seafood salad and crunchy Musubi. Since the seating is limited, most of the orders are for to-go.
Nevertheless, don't mind us, join the hype and see for yourself.
Come visit Project Poke at 16051 Brookhurst St C, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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