2.4 min readBy Published On: February 26th, 2012Categories: Features0 Comments on Sushi 101 at Moko

Written by Megan Lee

I grew up on meat and potatoes.  A big treat in our house was having spaghetti with homemade sauce made by my Irish parents. I assumed it was good – it was all I ever knew. Our dinners were simple and I tend to feed my children the same – meat, potatoes, and broccoli.  Sometimes I will really shake things up and make the family a stir-fry but that is about as exotic as I get.



Try it you’ll like it

A few weeks ago my sister-in-law had a plastic take-out trays of sushi. She asked if I wanted some.  I hesitated at first – I had never eaten sushi in my life but I figured I’d give it a try and guess what?  I liked it!

With Moko opening recently,  I was determined to love Sushi and wanted to try it all.  My son and I decided to have dinner at Moko.  We were seated at the bar and the dreaded question was asked, “Have you had sushi before?”  We answered with a no but added that we were eager to try it.  

Our server was helpful and friendly and answered all of our questions in detail with a big smile on her face.  She was happy to give us a little Sushi 101.  

Here is what we learned:

  • Maki-sushi is rolled sushi. 
  • California Roll is avocado, crab meat and cucumber rolled in Nori (seaweed) and covered with rice
  • Crispy Cream is shrimp tempura, cream cheese, crab meat and avocado 
  • Spicy Tuna Tempora is tuna, cucumber, spicy mayo and tempura flakes
  • Miso Soup is a fish based broth with scallions, tofu and seaweed

My son and I were very adventurous and tried The Sushi Regular – the chef’s choice of nigiri sushi. This was six small slices of raw salmon and white fish placed over a ball of white rice.

Our meal came with a soup and salad and I was talked into trying the seaweed salad and yes, I was afraid.  Our server reassured me and encouraged me to try it and I did. It was delicious!

Insider’s tip: seaweed salad is good for your skin and hair.

When our meal arrived, both my son and I were confused as to how to eat it – hands or fork? – our server smiled and gave a a quick lesson in chopsticks. 

The food at Moko is fresh and delcious and the service is amazing.  If you’ve never tried sushi and have always wanted to, head to Moko and they will happily give you a tutorial. 

Moko is located at 674 East Broadway

They are available for take-out too. Give them a call (617) 752-4655

Insiders tip:

The alcohol situation at Moko is BYOB.  Luckily there is a liquor store located a few doors down (Dorgan’s 664 East Broadway).