Pictured above: Usuzukuri Sashimi, a rose shaped tuna surrounded by slices of white fish and salmon, and served with ponzu sauce. This is a nice appetizer if you are watching your waistline but don't want to sacrifice on flavor. The fish was delicate, fresh and thinly sliced, just as it should be.
My favorite dish of the meal was the Hannya Roll. Rolled with spicy tuna, salmon, whitefish, avocado, jalapeño and topped with masago seared sea scallops, this roll offers a great mix of flavors in every bite. It's made with a citrusy sauce that gives it a surprising tropical flavor, which combines perfectly with the smokiness of the torched scallop. If you visit Hannya, you cannot miss this roll!
When I asked the sushi chef what I should try next, he recommended the Mariano roll, made with shrimp tempura, krab salad, masago, cream cheese, baked salmon, eel sauce, spicy mayo and topped with tempura for crunch. Though I don't usually go for hot sushi, I must say this one was fantastic. The combination of the different types of fish, the creaminess of the avocado and the cheese, and the crunchiness of the tempura made this dish work. My advice: don't over think it, just order it and enjoy!
Next time you are in the mood for sushi in the Brickell area, make sure to give Hannya a try. Whether it's for date night on a Friday or on a weekday for lunch, you will always find something to satisfy your craving at Hannya!