|Hiramasa with ponzu at Sushi Sono|
Hiramasa is an amberjack apparently farmed in Australia. When it arrives in Columbia, Sushi Sono turns the fish into a special sushi. Thin slices of the mild fish, glazed with a tangy citrus sauce. That's yuzu, a citrus variation that mixes a sour tang into the mouthful of rice and fish.
Sushi Sono has long been one of our favorite restaurants in Howard County -- especially the large special rolls. We started with the hiramasa special to break out of our standards, and it was perfect. No soy sauce. No wasabi. The two pieces were a perfect balance of fish, rice and glaze. Before finished that meal, I was already planning another visit with all sushi and sashimi.
Order that hirasama right away. The kitchen buys a limited amount each day. We wanted to end the meal with a second order. But they were sold out!
There is really great sushi in Howard County. Sushi Sono is stellar -- well worth a drive from one of the cities, and there are so many other great places that sushi is one of the county's deepest cuisines.