On a recent drive down Bluemound, I noticed signs for two new Asian restaurants: Umami Moto and Fujiyama. Both restaurants are now open
Umami Moto occupies the same building as the now defunct Monsoon restaurant. I had lunch at Monsoon only once and wasn't very impressed by the "Asian fusion" cuisine. So, it was with some surprise that I read that Umami Moto will be featuring the "new" concept of Asian fusion. If Monsoon was supposed to be a Chinese restaurant, this Asian totally missed that. I'll give this new restaurant a try though, when it finally stops snowing!!
As an aside, if you want great, authentic Chinese food and don't want to drive to Chicago, send me an email and I'll give you the name of my fave Chinese restaurant in the Milwaukee area. Alas, it is not in Brookfield. Just click on the "Email author" tab at the top of my blog.
Fujiyama is in the same strip mall as the wonderful Indian restaurant, Saffron Bistro. I've eaten at the Fujiyama in West Allis. As I remember, it had a great selection of dishes, decent size portions, and reasonable prices.
But should we say sayonara to sushi?
It seems that every other day I read an article that says something I do, inhale, or ingest is one day going to kill me. I discovered the Public Investigator, a local blog, just recently. As I scrolled through their recent entries, I read an article that is making me rethink my sushi eating.
As I drive the snow-covered streets of Brookfield and points west, I long for a neon sign at the top of my minivan that flashes two different messages, depending on the situation: "Slow-down you idiot!" or "Clean the ENTIRE car for pete's sake!"