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FUN MAGAZINE, December, 2005.
NIKO ROLL & SUSHI
19, SongGao Road, 6F (Shin Kong Mitsukoshi A4)
152, ZhongShan Road, Sec.1, 13F, BanQiao City
(FE21 Department Store, BanQiao Branch); (02)
Hours:11 am-10 pm
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
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--By Josie Wu, translated by Cara Steenstra
Founded in America in 1998, the Niko
Niko Roll & Sushi Restaurant has a very happy-feeling,
friendly atmosphere, which is why Korean-American owner
Mr. Kim named his restaurant Niko Niko--which means
"smile" in Japanese. Niko Niko Californian
Rolls are prepared with basic ingredients such as avocado,
crabmeat and cucumber, and then made into American-style
sushi with French dressing. There are over 30 kinds
of Californian rolls at Niko Niko, including the six
main categories of Pretty Rolls, Seafood Rolls, Warm
Rolls, Spicy Rolls, Crunch Rolls and Veg Rolls. Each
platter contains eight Californian rolls (NT$188-NT$388).
These filling rolls have ingredients that include seafood,
fruit and vegetables, plus almost 30 kinds of dressing.
You shouldn't miss the warm baked dishes either. The
Grand Canyon (NT$388), winning top votes in an Internet
survey, is made from diced eels, diced salmon, crispy
flour dough, fish roe and a special dressing. The Snow
Cone (NT$388) has a thick and delicious sauce that is
a big hit with many diners. The Lobster Roll has fish
roe that seem to jump and explode between your teeth,
a fun oral sensation. Manager Naomi said that Californian
Rolls should be eaten in one mouthful in order to fully
experience the flavor and sensation.