Saturday, August 28, 2010

Take Out From Asian And Island Food In Kitty Hawk.

I'm trying to pull a few drafts out of storage
and offer them up before they get lost or fall by blogdom's wayside. A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Hawthorne came home with takeout for dinner. From Asian & Island Food in Kitty Hawk, NC. Rosie's a happy camper. In the past several weeks, she's found two new Asian and sushi restaurants on the Outer Banks. We went to lunch at Asian Bistro, last Friday the 13th. And now we've found Asian & Island Food. 3723 N. Croatan Hwy. Kitty Hawk, NC 7949 252-207-3309 As it says on one of the three menus Mr. Hawthorne brought home, "We customize your Sushi prepare fresh as you order!"
Here's what Mr. Hawthorne brought home. Top left. Some type of cold salad. Just by looks, I thought it was cucumber strips. Tasted. No. I truly don't know what it was. My guess, since there was a slight heat involved and the texture, was that it was a Daikon radish in a rice vinegar with red pepper pieces. Top right is a stir-fry noodle and shrimp dish with snow peas. $6.99. Bottom left is "Rolls & Nigiri Mixed Combo" for $7.59. On the menu, it says, "California roll/Spicy roll (4 pcs) with 4 nigiri." Bottom right is the blue crab fried rice with egg and onion. $7.99.
Here are the California rolls and nigiri. Some nose-blasting wasabi on the far left. Shrimp over rice on the bottom right. Salmon over rice on the bottom left. I generally don't care for salmon, but thought I'd try a small bite of this. I found it to have no discernible taste so I was OK with that.
Here's a California roll. Avocado. Faux krab. Rice. Good stuff.
Here's the salad and I'm not sure what it is. I looked on the menu and didn't see anything close to this. My best guess is it's shredded Daikon radish in a vinaigrette with flecks of red pepper and some lonesome green thing, perhaps cilantro.
The noodle and shrimp dish had broccoli, carrots, beans, snow peas, and egg. This was quite good. The shrimp were surprisingly good even after being transported for 15-20 minutes.
Here's the blue crab fried rice. Not my favorite. The crab meat was dry. All in all, Rosie likie. We'll be returning. For your viewing pleasure, here are the three menus Mr. Hawthorne brought home.
I love menus like this. There's just so much to choose from. I'm looking forward to trying the tempura for starters. And who knows? Maybe Rosie will be brave enough to try the spicy tiny octopus. I've almost recovered from the last octopus (above) I had at Hibachi Grill in Asheboro. I described it thusly: I might as well have taken off my loafers and chewed on them after dousing them in some type of piscean extract. This was not palatable. I should have known better. Octopus and buffet do not belong in the same sentence together.

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