Taking a pal to dinner is an easier way to show them that you care than tattooing their name on your face or ceding all your property rights to their family. Keep things low-key with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Japanese fare at Plum House.
Revamped by new owner Mark Teng in 2004, Plum House stays true to its traditional culinary focus, offering a menu of authentic Asian cuisine and rice-wrapped fish. Watch as knives slice a five-piece sushi sampler ($7.95) filled with the chef’s choice of seafood dainties to precede entrees such as the chicken or tofu teriyaki ($11.50) or beef udon filled with japanese buckwheat noodles ($7.95). Fourteen special rolls brim with fresh ingredients, including the Four Seasons’ mix of scallops, spicy sauce, yellowtail, tuna, salmon, and red snapper ($9.50) and the Ocean Wave’s eddies of spicy, crisp crabmeat that swirl around shrimp and avocado ($8.95). Like the U.S. Constitution, Plum House has been a community fixture ever since its inception 16 years ago, and its focused yet eclectic selection provides ample opportunities for roaming human herds to stop and feed. Plum House’s cozy interior illuminates its tasty spread with suspended paper lamps that hang above tableside foliage.
Revamped by new owner Mark Teng in 2004, Plum House stays true to its traditional culinary focus, serving Asian dishes in a dining room with suspended paper lamps that hang above tableside foliage. Chefs slice through white tuna, snow crab, and fatty salmon, fashion specialty rolls with names such as Blossom and Tarantula, and pour teriyaki sauce over chicken and seafood. Combination lunch boxes provide ample servings of teriyaki or tempura fare in a format that has proven timeless, unlike _Mercury Rising_–branded lunch boxes.