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Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Wasabi: Japanese Excitement in Brookfield

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Over the last few years, Brookfield has seen the most improved dining options in the area. Though new chain restaurants keep appearing, you can also find serious Indian vegetarian food and some excellent Asian options, especially Japanese. Wasabi (15455 W. Bluemound Road), open for more than a year now, is an elegant sushi bar that makes some intricate specialty rolls. They also prepare sunomono. Usually this is a cucumber and seaweed salad with octopus or shrimp, but here it is treated like rolled sushi: The seaweed wrapper is replaced with thin sheets of cucumber, and the other ingredients serve as the filling. Some items add a bit of Western fusion. Bata yaki is a starter of jumbo sea scallops prepared with garlic, olive oil and hints of hot pepper. Delicious! This is a restaurant that always remains exciting.