Sushi Cake is My New Favorite Thing at Oms/b
It’s been forever and a day since I’ve been to oms/b, the quaint Japanese rice ball shop on 45th btw. Lex+3rd. But last week I finally made it back to redeem the $12 gift certificate I bought for $6 from Groupon back in September (what do you want, I’m slow!) Oms/b is not for everybody, and I fully admit that it is tough to fill up for $10 at this place. But there is something incredibly fun about their myriad of omusubi options, and this trip was no different. I couldn’t resist my goto fave, the shrimp tempura with green tea salt… but I also tried two things I had never seen before.
Check them out after the jump…
I don’t know why it took me so long to try the fried salmon “burger”. Probably because it’s one of the special rice balls that you cannot choose as part of the lunch special. Of course I was on a $12 gift certificate- so the sky was the limit! Like all the rice balls at oms/b, it wasn’t the most flavorful thing I’ve ever eaten in my entire life… and I don’t know if it was worth $2.95 (it’s smaller than a slider)… but look at it. Fun and adorable!
But the big surprise of the day was the “sushi cake”… at least I think that’s what it was called. I can’t for the life of me remember what it was labeled. But for $4, how could I not? I’m not sure what drew me to order this craziness, but it is easily one of the better cost vs. food ratios you are going to get at oms/b. The surprise was how good it tasted. It had different layers of stuff, including rice (obviously), tuna fish (cooked), ginger, and seaweed. And the top was strewn with strips of egg (I think?), a piece of imitation crab, a slice of daikon, and fish eggs. But the best part was a thin layer of stringy bits that were soaked in what tasted like eel sauce, giving the whole thing a sweetness that I was totally down with. Tempura bits? Bonito? No clue… but it tasted goooooood. And more importantly, it was a lot of fun.