Today, Zesmerelda brings us white mushrooms stuffed with snow crab, delicately fried, and drizzled with spicy mayo teriyaki sauce (the menu’s words, not ours), an $8 appetizer at Aki Sushi in Wicker Park. What we like about it is the many kingdoms that have gone into the dish: animal (snow crab), vegetable (lettuce, carrots), and fungi (the mushrooms). This looks like high quality, fine-grained tempura batter, and we have a hard time resisting things that are fried and covered in mayo. White mushrooms seem like a good choice for this dish, because they aren’t rubbery like some other mushrooms whose names we won’t mention here (this is a family publication). The price may seem a bit steep at first glance, but remember, there’s a fourth mushroom hidden in the back. How clever!
Aki Sushi [MenuPages]