I’m a very recent sushi convert. I never bothered to try sushi in any serious way up until about a year and a half ago. It also ‘forced’ me to finally learn how to use chopsticks. Now it’s one of those things where I’m eager to try more and more until I find out exactly what I like best. So far, I’m a pretty big fan of anything with shrimp, salmon, cream cheese, and/or avocado in it. Today, in an effort to broaden my sushi horizons, I opted for the Teriyaki Chicken Rolls.
Fresh Teriyaki’fied Chicken Sushi Rolls
Sushi seems to come in two basic varieties: awesome and … not so awesome. Fortunately, Teriyaki Express is very far on the awesome side of the spectrum. Perhaps the best thing about Teriyaki Express is that the rolls are made fresh when ordered. While you can stuff your face indefinitely at any one of several sushi buffets in the area (a couple of which are quite good), it’s hard to beat freshly prepared “fast food” sushi from Teriyaki Express. As mentioned, I opted for the Teriyaki Chicken Rolls. You get a dozen of ‘em for about $6.80, which is cheaper than grocery store sushi and a whole lot fresher.
The Teriyaki Chicken Rolls are as pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. They rolls consist of hearty chunks of teriyaki’fied chicken wrapped in white rice and seaweed along with cucumber and a drizzling of a sweet teriyaki sauce. That’s about all there is to them. I struggled a little bit with the chopsticks since the sushi rolls kept falling apart. Perhaps the only disappointment is that I really like ginger with my sushi and there wasn’t much of it. There was plenty of wasabi, though.
The dining room is a little spartan, but clean and quiet and you can watch the chef prepare the rolls behind the counter. Service was good, the food is good, and the price is right. Everything is served on disposable plates and cups, which as my partner pointed out makes it feel a little bit like a sushi picnic.
1717 E. Calumet Street
Appleton, WI 54915