Blue Fin Sushi
An authentic Japanese restaurant dedicated to serving the freshest food
Blue Fin Sushi has been located on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Duluth since 2007. The ambience is pleasant and laid-back. Some guests dined at a bar, others at tables nearby. All of the Sushi rolls were being prepared at the bar.
Greeted immediately upon entrance, I was taken to my seat and offered a drink. There were two menus on the table: Sushi only and entrées. I was offered hot Green Tea (no charge). Green tea is tea made with leaves that have undergone oxidation during processing.
I looked at the appetizer section of the menu and decided to order Miso soup and a green salad for starters. The server was friendly, and said she would bring it right out.
Moments later, my server brought out the soup and salad. The soup ($2) was steaming hot, and the salad ($2) consisted of Iceberg lettuce with ginger dressing. The soup contained seaweed, green onions and tofu. Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup in which broth is mixed into softened Miso paste, which is made from fermented soybeans.
Next I ordered a Philadelphia Roll ($7.50) and Spicy Tuna Roll ($7.50). The main ingredients in traditional Japanese sushi, raw fish and rice are naturally low in fat, high in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Westernized sushi contains ingredients such as mayonnaise, avocado, and cream cheese reducing the “healthy” aspect of sushi. Sushi has been widely accepted in westernized cultures and is liked by a diverse range of people.
My server brought out the food quickly. I mixed low-sodium soy sauce and a small amount of wasabi, which is known to have anti-microbial ingredients that reduce the risk of food poisoning. In addition, wasabi enhances the taste of the soy sauce.
Each roll contained six to eight pieces. I picked up my first piece of sushi, dipped it into the soy sauce, and placed it into my mouth. The salmon, smooth cream cheese and avocado were a treat for my taste buds. The Spicy Tuna roll was filled with chopped fresh tuna with a spicy sauce. The fillings were wrapped with seaweed and rolled in rice coated with sesame seeds. The fish in both rolls was very fresh, and the server pointed out the seafood is brought in from Japan.
The crowd was an indication that Blue Fin Sushi stays busy. If you want to try something fresh and healthy, try Blue Fin Sushi.