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East Northport Asian fusion metamorphosis

Soup dumplings at Aki Asian Fusion, East Northport

Soup dumplings at Aki Asian Fusion, East Northport (Credit: Joan Reminick)

It happened when I wasn’t looking: Aki Japanese Cuisine in East Northport transformed itself into Aki Asian Fusion. Seems the way so many Japanese and Chinese restaurants are going these days.

On a recent visit, I taste a mighty fine Shanghai-style soup dumpling, the skin supple enough to contain the soup before I gingerly take a bite (hot, hot, hot) and then devour the pork filling. It's also light enough to make me want to have another and yet another still.

From the sushi bar, I have two maki rolls, both featuring fresh fish paired with rice that's hard, sticky and icy-cold. That's the problem with my salmon avocado roll as well as a mango tuna special roll wherein the spicy tuna lacks fire power.

In a 2008 article naming the top ten sushi restaurants on Long Island, Aki Japanese Restaurant snagged the number ten spot. Right now, Aki Asian Fusion wouldn't quite make the cut.

Aki Asian Fusion is at  2074 Jericho Tpke., East Northport, 631-486-8910

Soup dumplings at Aki Asian Fusion

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