Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sato II - A restaurant review


Sato II - Stoneham, MA

Tonight, I did not feel like cooking.  I had plans to eat out with my family but they fell through (my plans, not my family...LAWL).  I had nothing planned for dinner, so Prof. Peanutbutter and I headed to a local sushi/fusion place I'd been wanting to try: Sato II.

I like sushi, but mainly just the veggie ones.  I'm okay with some raw fish, but I prefer not to order it.  Prof. Peanutbutter wants nothing to do with sushi, but luckily this place offers a full fusion menu with Chinese, Japanese, and Polynesian.

We shared a plate of six Gyoza (fried meat dumplings) for our appetizer.  They were perfectly crispy and extremely tasty.  We both loved it.  Then for dinner, I ordered California rolls (cooked crab meat, avocado, and cucumber), sweet potato rolls (my FAVORITE), and miso soup.  Prof. Peanuterbutter ordered Szechuan spicy chicken (basically Kung Pao chicken).

My sushi was delicious, as was my soup.  Sushi is a very filling meal, and as usual, I didn't finish.  I left one lonely California roll on my plate, and gave one sweet potato roll to the fiance to try.  I went into a serious carb coma the second we got home.  

Prof. Peanutbutter loved his meal, as it was nice and spicy.  It consisted of chicken, peanuts, and mixed veggies (peppers, celery, chili peppers, onions) in a brown sauce.  There were entire chili peppers in there, which he carefully ate one at a time.  I had a few bites and it was very nommy.  I enjoy dishes with chicken and peanuts.

The service was good, but they brought out my sushi long before the Prof's chicken, and forgot my soup, so I had to remind the waiter I ordered it.  Otherwise, they were very attentive and cleared each plate as soon as we finished with it.  It had sort of a townie-bar atmosphere, as the bartender seemed to know everyone.  It's a fairly small place and was almost full on a weeknight.  They look very popular so I don't think I'd attempt going there on a weekend; luckily they deliver too.

It was a nice evening at a low-key place with cuisine we don't normally have.  I was very satisfied.  I did however estimate my meal (with a light beer) at about 1,100 calories, so I definitely went over my limit for the day.

Chef Shorty: 4 noms
Prof. Peanutbutter: 4.5 noms

1 comment:

  1. I've found a few places in our area where the sushi chef will make rolls with brown rice--that might up the health factor and help with the carb-coma later :) Even our local supermarket has rolls (rolled fresh every day right in the store) made with brown rice. Sounds like you had a nice time, though, which is just as important as the food.