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Green is good

Two enterprising former restaurant owners looked around Oklahoma City’s restaurant industry and thought it could be a lot greener. Chris Buerger and his partner, Brian DeShazo, took notice of the fact that there is no infrastructure to recycle in area restaurants.
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Chow time

Chow’s Chinese Restaurant

3033 N. May Ave.

949-1663

What works: Dumplings, anything with ginger-scallion sauce, and lots more.

What needs work: Watch out for the raw garlic.

Tip: Take-out is a big time-saver.

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Peru-fect

Naylamp Peruvian Restaurant

2106 SW 44th St.

601-2629

facebook.com/naylamprestaurante

What works: The friendly staff and authentic food give guests a true Peruvian experience.

What needs work: The small restaurant is kind of difficult to spot.

Tip: The choritos a la chalaca are a must-try for seafood fans.

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

OKG eat: Highfalutin dining

You don’t have to be a millionaire or a head of state to eat like one. While dining like a king every night might quickly take its toll on your pocketbook, sometimes it feels good to eat like a well-heeled big wheel. For a special occasion or maybe just as a special treat, look no farther than these upscale eateries to tempt your taste buds and delight your palate.

— By Louis Fowler, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

OKG7 eat: Fresh off the farm

There was a time not too terribly long ago in Oklahoma City when there was a chain on every corner and the closest you could get to local was to make a trip to your farmers market and make the food yourself. We always celebrate all things local, and luckily, it’s getting easier for OKC restaurants to incorporate locally grown, all- natural ingredients into what they offer.


— By Devon Green

photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

04/16/2014 | Comments 0

OKG7 eat: Soccer pub crawl

Football season is finally here! We call it soccer, but that doesn’t have to stop you from indulging in two favorite European traditions: walking and pub crawling. Since the Energy FC games will be alcohol-free, we’ve created a list of pubs and taverns within walking distance from Clement E. Pribil Stadium at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School.

— by Devon Green 

photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
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It may not be traditional, but this Norman sushi stop sure is tasty.

Ryan Querbach September 25th, 2013

Full Moon Sushi and Bistro
326 E. Main St., Norman
701-1800
What works:
a wide variety of sushi options
What needs work:
It’s not the best spot for those seeking traditional Japanese sushi.
Tip(s):
It’s a comfortable atmosphere with a friendly staff, so stop here for casual and/or intimate dining.

Full Moon variety of sushi
BY: Mark Hancock

Two things important for any sushi restaurants are quality ingredients and a menu that provides variety, and Full Moon Sushi in Norman offers both. 

Full Moon is relatively small and tucked away on Main Street in Norman, and it has a cozy dining space, which is ideal for a quiet dinner.

Here, meals begin with complimentary edamame. It’s served cold and sprinkled with a blend of spices that provide a kick.

To continue exploration of the menu, an order of crab cakes ($6.99) was made. The waiter quickly brought out two large cakes, accompanied by a garlic chive oil and a mango sauce.

The cakes were crispy, warm and flavorful. The dipping sauce was a pleasing addition; however, the flavor of the chive oil was overwhelming. The mango sauce was better suited, offering a sweet and tangy flavor to compliment the savory. It should be noted that the cakes were made with imitation crab meat, but this didn’t hinder the flavor.

For the main event - the sushi - the menu had a clear Western influence, with many offerings containing cream cheese and other nontraditional ingredients.

The Dude ($10.99), the seared tuna surprise ($9.99), the Dark Side ($9.99) and the nigiri hotate (3.99) were ordered and all happened to be on the spicy side.

The Dude, recommended by the waiter, featured black pepper-seared escolar, jalapeño, cream cheese, wonton crisps, green onion, avocado, spicy mayo and cherry death sauce (a spicy concoction made in-house).

The heat from the pepper mixed well with the less intense avocado and cream cheese flavors, and the spicy mayo, cherry sauce and jalapeños added the perfect amount of heat. The Big Lebowski reference gave me high expectations, and I was not disappointed.

The seared tuna surprise included cream cheese, jalapeño, cilantro, wonton crisps, spicy mayo, habañero masago and lime crème fraîche. The ingredients were the perfect addition to go with the lightly cooked tuna, and the crisps added a delectable texture. The cream cheese wasn’t as subtle, but the roll was still quite tasty.

The Dark Side featured imitation crab meat, jalapeño, wonton crisps, avocado, miso mayo, black tobiko (small fish eggs) and Sriracha sauce. The tobiko and wonton crisps mixed for an interesting feel, and the Sriracha and jalapeño made this roll particularly spicy. The crab and avocado flavors didn’t dominate, but their presence was clear.

The nigiri hotate pieces weren’t anything fancy — just raw scallops and rice. The scallops, clearly fresh, were flavorful but not the most exciting part of the meal. It was enjoyable nonetheless.

With bellies full of sushi, there was still room at the end of dining to enjoy green tea ice cream ($4.99), a light and mildly sweet dessert. I wasn’t disappointed with Full Moon’s version.

Full Moon
BY: Mark Hancock
Overall, the atmosphere was comfortable, with soft lighting and décor that included local art, plants and a large fish tank. There weren’t many tables, but seating was available at the sushi bar, where guests can watch food preparation.

The staff was friendly and helpful, and the service was speedy. Our waiter was open to making suggestions and seemed to know plenty about the extensive menu.

While it might not be the most authentic in the metro, try Full Moon for unique and tasty sushi in a welcoming atmosphere.

 
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