Ferry Plaza's Delica rf-1 is a delicatessen imagined with a Japanese twist, the first such American venture by Kozo Iwata's massive Rock Field Company. Amidst the beautiful sushi rolls, salads and fried items is a lively remix of the Yankee classic of meat and potatoes: Roast beef sushi and wasabi potato salad.
Made from organic Meyer beef and lashings of wasabi and prepared nigiri style over rice rather than in a maki roll, the roast beef sushi is a fiery and delicious sensation. The wasabi potato salad brings much less of a buzz to the nose but still makes a wonderful counterpoint to crisp Romaine, edamame and snap peas. The roast beef sushi is available for $2 each and the wasabi potato salad is $8 per pound, or a complete meal of the two with rice is $7.50. The latter offers more food than it looks. —Tamara Palmer