Posts Tagged ‘sushi’

{Sushi} redemption

After the fiasco last week, redemption came in the form of fresh salmon, fresh tuna, buttery avocado, slivers of cucumbers & tobiko in 10 tight rolls.

Also known as the B.C Special.

Thank you Kokoro for making good sushi. And for using white ginger. And for giving me 2 extra pieces. And for being so bloody close & convenient. I appreciate you.

Same goes for Sushi on Bloor. Tried for the first time on Sat. Half the city is infatuated, what’s 2 more?
{Highlights}: salmon dragon roll, spicy tuna crunchy roll & L loved her gold veg roll set.

Now, keep those fingers crossed for Shogun tonight.

Yep, woman on a mission. Scrubbing mouth clean.

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Sushi Inn

I’m a fake critic.

Third party claims. And by third parties, I mean friends. And by fake critic, I mean they claim I love everything I eat.

Until tonight.

Tonight, I “finally” experienced disappointment.

Sushi Inn. Yorkville.

Yes, deliberate insertion. Who assumed it would be fantastic (or at least half-decent) merely based on location? I DID. Shame on me. Wrong assumption. It was bad. So bad, didn’t even want to take pictures. I know. Serious, right?

It pains (not this time), but forgettable:
Yam Tempura, Spicy salmon maki, Spicy tuna maki, Dragon B (aka Red Dragon)

Q: When does locale compensate for poor quality? It doesn’t. To describe in one: sloppy. Rolls so loose, they don’t stand a chance with your chopsticks. Rolls that just fall apart. Rolls so lacking in presentation. Teeny, tiny rolls. Yep, even the Dragon B…all smoke, no fire. Bits of shrimp tempura, avocado, salmon, tobiko…naked & exposed for the world to see… or rather, our judging eyes.

Did they run out of sushi rice? Did they try a new rice vinegar? Did they bypass the fresh fish market? Did they hire a new sushi chef apprentice? Sigh. Endless questions.

And the best part… IT WAS PACKED!!

No words.

[Sidebar]: T & I  were particularly distracted by the couple sitting next to us, who appeared to be on their – hmm, wild guess – 2nd date, eating quite possibly the s-l-o-w-e-s-t meal of all time. One udon noodle at a time. Agonizing. Yet, bizarrely fascinating.

Ok, meanie rant is over. Starved. Need a midnight snack.

How’s that for a scathing review? I feel dirty.

120 Cumberland St.

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Quick snaps part deux

3 times this week already. Same fish, different place(s). 

I sound distinterested. But you know better, right? 

Snaps from yesterday: Sushi Xtra 

salmon lover combo


maki mono set D


Sushi Xtra
423 Queen Street W.

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Quick snaps

Dazzling. On King. Yep, that’s the name of the restaurant.    

Slightly forgivable after eating the best spicy tuna maki  in the city. Dare you to find better.  

kimchi tuna maki


A’s flavourful Panang curry – spicy & delicious.  

panang curry


Panang noodles – unimaginatively ok. (see VK! can be a critic.)  

panang noodles w. shrimp & chicken



291 King Street W.

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Prettiest Red Dragon ever eaten…   

Red Dragon & Sake Maki

16 Yonge St. 416.363.9379

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This is what a lot of sake sashimi looks like…in case you’re wondering. Repeat 3x.

aji sai: sake sashimi

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