Sushi lovers no longer need to leave the mountain to get their fix thanks to the recent addition of Sushi Palace at Pruett's Signal Mountain Market.
"Customers were asking for [sushi,]" said Pruett's co-owner Martin Pruett of the store management's decision to hire a sushi chef.
Myat Thu Win, Sushi Palace executive sushi chef, was chosen based on his mannerisms and the quality of his sushi, said Pruett.
Win said he was a chef at a five-star hotel in Burma for 17 years before moving to the United States in 2000. Since then, he has been making sushi for multiple grocery stores and restaurants.
Pruett's customers have the option of grabbing a pre-made roll from the cooler or having a custom roll made by Win during Sushi Palace hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
He said rolls can be made on brown or white rice, and about 25 ingredients are available including tuna, salmon, eel, cucumber, avocado, shrimp and cream cheese. His most popular rolls are the Tempura Shrimp Roll and the Dragon Roll, which has tempura shrimp on the inside and avocado on top.
In addition to rolls, Sushi Palace also offers appetizers such as seaweed salad, squid salad, spring rolls and edamame.
Sushi Palace is at 1210 Taft Hwy inside Pruett's Signal Mountain Market and can be reached at (862) 226-9692 or firstname.lastname@example.org.