Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Week Part One – Phila Fusion

December 9, 2012

Last week was one busy week for me between making sure I take advantage of Restaurant Week, trying to fit a new couch into my apartment and going on and off my juicing diet. Without fail, I made it to three restaurants during the week and here’s the first of the reviews. Stop one of my Restaurant Week binge started at Phila Fusion. At this Saratoga Springs restaurant that I frequent somewhat often, I have my go-to favorites that I always tend to order. This includes pad thai, spicy tuna rolls, sweet potato rolls and philadelphia rolls. What’s so great about Restaurant Week is that it gets me out of my regular groove and makes me try new things that I wouldn’t normally order.

First item of business – appetizer. While there were five options for appetizers, I quickly chose the spring rolls.

Spring Rolls

These little babies are deep fried and full of flavor. What I especially love is the sweet and sour dipping sauce that they so graciously provide with the spring rolls. I could honestly put it on everything and be happy with it.

The next dish you see below actually was not my entree, it was my boyfriends, but I wanted to post it because it’s my favorite Phila Fusion meal (sans the crispy chicken). It’s the Pad Thai!


If you’re a fan of me on Facebook, you would know that I just recently tried to recreate this delectable dish and got close, but still not as good as the way Phila Fusion makes it. Because Restaurant Week was all about trying new things for me though, I went big and ordered the Godzilla rolls.


I wish I could’ve gotten a picture of the entire presentation, because it was amazing. Shrimp tempura with soft shell crab, avocado, asparagus and masago topped with tempura flakes and a dabble of spicy mayo. Woah baby was that good. Not only was the sushi awesome, but there was SO much of it. Recently, I’ve been somewhat disappointed with sushi portions and have felt like every time I go out, the rolls get smaller and smaller. During this meal however, that was not the case. There was more than enough of this roll for me to enjoy, and by the end of dinner, I was totally stuffed.

But alas, there was still dessert! I went with an old-time favorite of mine, the Thai doughnuts.


These doughnuts are so delicately fried on the outside but still nice and fluffy on the inside. The best part though, is that creamy dipping sauce with peanuts. It’s such a balanced sweetness that I could just eat these doughnuts all day long, regardless of how stuffed I become.

By the end of this meal, my stomach was full, my taste buds were pleased and it only cost me $20. After looking at the food above, I definitely would have to say that I got my money’s worth. Stay tuned for part two of Restaurant Week, coming soon!

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