Friday, October 1, 2010

World Wrapps--Santa Clara, CA

Jenny and I met at World Wrapps at the Mercado Center in Santa Clara today. I tried Jenny's usual, the Samurai Salmon Bowl (below) while she got the Thai Chicken Bowl.

The salmon was a touch overdone, but the bowl was otherwise a joy to eat. World Wrapps mixed in the right amount of wasabi--enough to make the meal punchy and interesting but not enough to hurt. Also, the sauce had a delicious creaminess about it that went exceedingly well with rice. The seaweed, or nori, provided crunch as well as flavor. The avocado was a nice touch but not critical. The bowl was served lukewarm and would have been even better served hot. As with all World Wrapps bowls, this dish can be ordered as a burrito. Although the bowl costs 30 cents more than the burrito, I'd still recommend getting the bowl, as it provides substantially more to eat than the burrito filling. At World Wrapps, a bowl is advertised as a burrito minus the tortilla plus additional rice.

Jenny's bowl (below) was also good, but she didn't enjoy it as much as the Samurai Salmon. The peanut-based sauce was flavorful and was as crucial to her dish as the wasabi sauce was to mine.

If you're interested in lunch at World Wrapps on a weekday, especially a Friday, get here before noon. If you don't, the restaurant will still be able to accommodate you, but parking will be difficult.

World Wrapps
3125 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 486-9727