The carefully rolled nature of sushi makes it ideal for starting snowballs, which is why it's commonly known as "snowman heart." Eat to the center of snow with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Japanese and Thai dinner cuisine and a complimentary edamame appetizer (a $3.95 value) at Sushi-Ichi Japanese Restaurant in East Setauket (a $23.95 total value).
The chefs at Sushi-Ichi roll, sauté, and steam a sizeable selection of sushi, sashimi, and other authentic Japanese and Thai savories. To kick off the eating session, an edamame appetizer ventures into guests' mouths while eyes are busy perusing the menu for meal options. Chefs further tantalize palates with an appetizer array known as Oyster Butter ($8.95), dredging fresh oysters in flour, frying them lightly, and nestling them in half shells before pouring hot garlic butter over the sizzling plate. Thai and Asian dishes include classics such as spicy szechuan-style beef ($9.95), as well as sumptuous surprises such as crispy Duck Basil ($16) sautéed with fresh Thai basil and mixed veggies. Sushi entrees come complete with soup and salad to round off roll-style eating, and à la carte options allow guests to fashion a meal of their own design as mandated by international culinary law. Chef's specials include the mango-and-crab salad roll ($12), a mix of mango, snow crab, shrimp, and avocado, which chefs wrap in soy paper before drizzling on a Thai-chili-vinaigrette bow and delivering the edible present to lucky mouths.