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The Short End Of The Chop Stick - Review by Renn S | Masu



The Short End Of The Chop Stick 2/29/2008

After a late day some friends were craving Sushi so we decided to sample Masu. I had just recovered from the "three week crud", so with my appetite fully restored I was excited about testing my new found desire to eat. The decor was sloppy Skylab ripoff, but I smiled when I realized the space was formally what Portland insiders once knew as the "Red Door". And yes the JDM hand dryers are a novelty to behold Cucumber slices in the water were a nice touch, but the minuscule taster of Edamame really should have been an indicator of things to come. After looking over the Menu I decided to forgo Masu's $16 dollar specialty rolls for a plate of vegetable yaki soba and fried OTA tofu because I wasn't sure if my body was ready for sushi. All of the food arrived quickly, but when I received my $13 dollar noodles the reaction at the table told me I wasn't the only one who thought I had just gotten the short end of the chop stick. The portion was what I like to call "Skimp Chic" or in other words I'm going home hungry. Once I jumped in to what should have been the most orgasmic Yaki Soba noodle I have ever tasted I realized that the Tofu must have been playing hide and go seek under the garnish of shredded ginger. After a short search and rescue effort I accepted that the Tofu was M.I.A..and quickly tracked down our waiter to explain the oversight. He disappeared into the kitchen to liberate the Tofu P.O.W. & Upon his return I had already Inhaled my uber noodle, so I was left with a precious after dinner "bite" of OTA. I'm sure my first mistake was not ordering Sushi, but if they can't get .75 cents worth of noodles right do I really want the fish? more
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