Slow Fish is an attractive little storefront sushi bar and restaurant tucked away in a Huntington Beach strip mall.
Its imaginative small plate menu impressed us most. The most spectacular offering seems to appear on almost every table, and it is called the Fat Avo.
From a distance it resembles a green apple, but it is actually thinly sliced avocado formed around a core of lightly seared, seasoned albacore. It's topped with a tall cracker-like leaf, a sprig of greenery and, for color, the brilliant red of an anachronistic maraschino cherry.
Remove the cherry and dig in to this luscious faux fruit. Avocado and tuna make the perfect couple and the beautifully textured, creamy avocado marries deliciously with the slightly spicy, silky, diced fish. Fat Avo is lovely to look at and delightful to devour.
Another small plate featured three, medium-sized, sautéed scallops in a very flavorful orange miso sauce. We enjoyed this California/Japanese fusion sauce, which was new to us, and it added some liveliness to the rather ordinary scallops.