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Having recently celebrated its 22nd birthday, award-winning sushi and Asian-fusion restaurant Café Japengo shows no signs of slowing down. The restaurant rolled out new menu options in February and has added a slew of new events — including a sushi-making class — for a dining experience like no other.
To spice up the restaurant’s lineup of famed signature items, executive chef Jay Payne and executive sushi chef Jerry Warner have added zests of orange, kicks of jalapeno and fresh micro-cilantro to some of its traditional dishes like sashimi to add extra pizzazz to the Pacific Rim cuisine.
“The key to our success has been the ability to continually evolve and create new flavors while simultaneously staying true to our Pacific Rim roots,” said Payne. “Much of our inspiration comes from customer feedback and experimenting with new ingredients.”
New gluten-free items include miso butterfish with sautéed vegetables, truffle miso broth, micro basil and tobiko; and prime kobe beef and prawns served alongside wasabi mashed potatoes, long beans and demi-glace.