Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email email@example.com.
15. Panko-Fried Soft Shell Crab Sandwich from Nobuo at Teeter House
At Nobuo at Teeter House chef Nobuo Fukuda offers an experience in izakaya, or casual Japanese eating -- but that doesn't me the cuisine is unrefined. On the contrary, the chefs uses top-quality ingredients to craft clean, elegant cuisine. Fukuda crafts Japanese cuisine that's as beautiful to look at as it is wonderful to eat. Each dish is a work of art that can be appreciated by the eyes and the mouth.
For lunch, the panko-fried soft shell crab sandwich is a don't-miss dish. We love the thin but flavorful crust that surrounds the whole soft shell crab, which really pops thanks to a few slices of cucumber and a smear of spicy kanzuri aioli. The dense housemade focaccia bread is flavored with herbs and spices, making it a perfect base for this satisfying sandwich. It's a simple but elevated meal that perfectly exemplifies the chef's talents.
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