Sushi at Akira

So, so good! Seriously! Akira (in Ashburn) is a fabulous little spot for sushi and a hot cup of miso soup. My travel buddy and I are at it again, and tonight it was dinner at Akira. They open at 5 during the week, so we arrived and had the place to ourselves (for a little while anyway). I’d been here several times and have never once been disappointed.

For starters we enjoyed the soup. Whether it’s hot or cold outside, there’s something soothing about miso soup. It’s fragrant and just tastes so good! By the time our cups were empty, the sushi was on its way. And these chefs don’t just slap

Artwork...the plate was clean moments later.

some poorly-rolled sushi on the plate and serve it. It’s artfully done, even with greenery separating different rolls. We decided on the dragon roll, a spicy tuna, and one salmon roll. With a sliver of ginger in soy sauce, it was a fantastic crescendo to the meal. The taste is fresh, savory, and just enough. These food artists really know what they’re doing and should be commended!

After cleaning the plate, red bean ice cream was on the agenda. Smooth and creamy, this was

Red bean ice cream

the real deal! My travel buddy and I loved the chilled little bowls the two scoops were served in. And the warm spoon was an added touch. If this isn’t a flavor you’ve tried before, you must add it to your agenda! Red beans are deliciously used in Chinese buns and sweet cakes. I’m a huge fan of the sweet buns, but this ice cream may take the cake for me now!

We split the bill, so for $14 (plus tip) I enjoyed quite a feast that left me excited to return for another dinner in the future!

On the road again,

Ms. Thrifty

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