Nona Sushi is located by Orlando International Airport
It is lunch time and you work by the airport…. You get the infamous question,
“What do you want to do for lunch?”
As some of you may know, the choices are pretty limited by the airport aside from the obvious franchise/chain selections.
But just recently, my co-workers and I wanted to do a little digging and go find a new place to try.
Nona Sushi, located in the Lake Nona area, served up a pretty MEGA YUMMO sushi and bento boxes. The lunch menu is reasonably priced and fair.
Our waiter, Mike Pham, helped us out a lot with the menu. He did a great job breaking down the essence of each roll which helped all of us decide on what to get for lunch. There were 3 of us and we were determined to each get something different.
This is what we got from the Exotic Specialty Rolls:
Jade Dragon Roll:
Eel, cream cheese, and cucumber wrapped with avocado topped with eel sauce.
This had a very light and refreshing taste. The avocado flavor dominated the subtle hints of cream cheese and eel. For who loves the taste of avocado would like this roll
Special Crunch Roll:
Salmon, tuna, escolar (white tuna/butterfish), imitation crab, scallion, cream cheese, and asparagus, deep fried with spicy mayo, caviar, eel sauce.
This roll was very interesting. It was lightly fried with tempura flakes but yet it did not cook the fish all the way through. The touch of spicy mayo and the contrast of the sweet eel sauce complimented the flavors of three fish. For someone who is interested in something unique, this would be the roll to try.
Shrimp tempura, cream cheese, topped with shrimp, avocado, tempura crunch, spicy mayo, and eel sauce. I still do not know why it is called the Bubble Roll.
It is crunchy and tasty. This is a roll for all those fried shrimp tempura lovers like me.
Fire Ball Roll:
Spicy tuna, cucumbers, tempura crunch, escolar (white tuna/butterfish), served with spicy sauce.
I love spicy foods. I highly recommend, for anyone that can handle spicy foods, to always order something with a crunch and something with a little SPICE. The sauces that topped this roll did an awesome job accentuating the buttery flavor of the white tuna and then you get that last burst of the crispy tempura buried in the soft sushi rice.
For those who are not a fan of raw fish, this is a great option to try, from their bento box menu:
Steamed Chilean Sea Bass with Ginger Scallions served with a Ginger salad, vegetable tempura, steamed rice, and a California roll.
Pairing steamed fish with ginger is always a good idea. It creates a sweet aroma that will make every bite worth taking. The sea bass was sweet and tender and paired well with the bright green zucchini and ginger scallions. Great combination, definitely worth trying!
This place has made it to one of my favorite places to eat for lunch. It is a bit of a drive but it is all worth it. They service is fast and prompt. They are knowledgeable and friendly and their taste and quality is superb.