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LI Restaurant Week: Hollywood moment

Chefs prepare sushi and rolls at Nisen Sushi

Chefs prepare sushi and rolls at Nisen Sushi in Commack. (Dec. 5, 2009) Credit: Timothy Fadek, 2009

On a recent evening during Long Island Restaurant Week, I hit Nisen Sushi in Commack to take advantage of the $24.95 dinner.

The meal was fine and uneventful — that is, until dessert, which evoked Jack Nicholson's famous scene from the movie “Five Easy Pieces.“

The choice I had was between fruit sorbet or deep-fried Oreos. Will someone please explain to me the logic of batter-dipping and immersing in hot oil an innocent Oreo? All I wanted was chocolate ice cream, so I asked the waitress if I could get that instead of sorbet. No, she said emphatically.

But, she added, the fried Oreos did come with a little dish of vanilla ice cream. OK, I’d settle for vanilla, but could she just bring the dish of ice cream and hold the Oreos?

Not a chance; if  I wanted to get the dessert included on the dinner, I’d have to take it as printed.

In the end, the waitress brought the flavor of my choice — chocolate. With a plate of batter-dipped deep-fried Oreos, of course.

Nisen Sushi is at is at 5032 Jericho Tpke., Commack; 631-462-1000

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