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Eat the soft-shelled crab sandwich at Nobuo. Seriously. Go eat it now. And if you won't take our word for it, here's what Food Critic Michele Laudig has to say on the subject:
For the impeccable quality, lunch here was a bargain. I can see myself becoming a regular for the salads: rosy, warm slices of duck, sweetened with soy-zinfandel sauce and fanned out over lightly charred Romaine; grilled marinated tofu with noodles and baby greens; or Vietnamese-inspired shrimp and rice noodles tossed with fresh shiso, for a Japanese twist.
Then again, I've been craving the guilty-pleasure sandwiches I ate here. One, made with soft shoku pan (Japanese white bread) from Tempe's Arai Pastry, contained juicy, crisp tonkatsu (panko-fried pork cutlet) and sticky, soy-based sauce, while another, served on housemade focaccia, revealed a whole panko-fried soft shell crab. Thinly sliced cucumber and lightly spicy kanzuri aioli offered coolness and a zesty contrast to rich, sweet crab...full story