Having a blast with Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Dining at Wazabi Sushi Bar is always a treat and then I get to write about the experience, an added bonus. On my most recent visit, we started off with Pork Potstickers (pork dumplings lightly fried, served with a 7-spice citrus soyu). 

Every dish Restaurateur Michelle Jiron makes is a work of art. Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos are no exception. 

They have a bit of a bite, and are a delicious escape from the ordinary. The menu describes panko crusted tempura shrimp tossed with sriracha garlic sauce served in crispy corn tortillas, topped with shredded carrots and cilantro, but this does not begin to tell you about the party in your mouth that will occur.

The sriracha is hot, but not too hot, just right in the combination of flavors.

I usually write about the lighter side and I am still moving in that direction with the corn tortillas (healthy choice), but I could not resist the fried tacos. I will drink more water and exercise in January. Really, I will.

Other tasty appetizers include: Edamame, Miso Soup, Ginger Salad, Seaweed Salad, Brab Rangoon, Shrimp Shumai, Veggie Spring Rolls, Kimchee Fries, Spice Tuna Nachos and Roasted Sprouts.

If you are interested in strictly sushi, there is a plethora of choices.

The Wa-Lu Roll (on the left of the plate) is Hawaiian White Tuna, Avocado & Cucumber Topped with strawberries and served with Ponzu sauce (a tangy, soy-based sauce made with citrus fruit.

The Spider-Monkey Roll is Softshell crab and cucumber inside, topped with spicy salmon and crunchies.

Other fun special rolls to try are: Grass Hopper Roll – jalapeño, cream cheese and spicy tuna, flash fried;

Aye Carumba – Shrimp tempura, filet mignon, cream cheese, jalapeño, topped with avocado;

Kiss My Bass Roll – Crab, jalapeño and cream cheese topped with baked peppered sea bass;

Tootsie Roll – Crab, shrimp, asparagus and cream cheese rolled in crunchies;

Caterpillar Roll – Eel, crab, cucumber and shrimp topped with avocado;

Rainbow Roll – Tuna, salmon, yellowtail, white fish and shrimp on top of a California roll;

Crazy Roll – Shrimp tempura and cucumber inside, topped with spicy tuna and crunchies;

Vegas Roll – Salmon, shrimp, avocado, cream cheese and asparagus flash fried;

Texas Roll – Salmon and jalapeño topped with seared filet mignon and avocado with ginger dressing;

Harry Larry – Shrimp tempura and cucumber inside with crab on top;

Cajun Roll – Spicy shrimp and cucumber with spicy mayo baked scallops on top;

Surf-n-Turf – Seared filet mignon and avocado with spicy mayo baked shrimp on top;

Wazabi Sushi Bar also serves bowls including the Chirashi, Poli, Unagi, Gogi and Bang Bang Shrimp; Tacos: Bang Bang Shrimp, Gogi and Maui; and a shrimp basket for the kids.

The Baytown location offers Happy Hour Daily 5-6 p.m. and is open for dinner Monday through Saturday: 5-10 p.m. and Lunch Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop by 206 W. Texas Avenue on the Town Square or call 281-837-3095 for info. 

Carol Skewes is the publisher of the Baytown Sun and she can be reached at 281-425-8000 or at carol.skewes@baytownsun.com


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