Thursday, 12 December 2013

Sushi &: Hit or miss, glad I hit most of the time =D

Finally finished my finals, so I'm rewarding myself to sushi (of course)!! =D I really wanted to go to Sushi Elephant after my brother went and said it was "ok" (most things are ok to him). Turns out they already closed down and another restaurant had taken its place. Still a Japanese restaurant, so might as well try! The new name is odd to me though-- Sushi & . . . (what?!?!) haha

Sushi & on UrbanspoonRestaurant: Sushi &
Location: 205- 403 North Road, Coquitlam
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Price range: $10-20

Date of visit: December 12, 2013
Atmosphere: 4/5
Staff/service: 4/5
Food variety: 5/5
Food quality: 4/5
Buck worthy? 5/5

Ok. I may have ordered too much in my excitement, but packed it up to feed le parents after hehe ^-^ Ordered a Nigiri Sushi Combo B ($11.95). I felt it was a pretty good deal, there were 2 Hokkigai, 2 Tai, 2 Ebi, 3 Tuna, and 3 Salmon nigiri. The tai was very chewy and springy. Besides the difficulty biting the piece in half, it was very fresh. Hokkigai was nothing special, lots of rice for the little pieces of sashimi =/ Fresh though! Now the tuna was the only thing disappointing me a bit, it was still frozen when I bit into it. Little bits of frozen as I chomped down. The tuna was as fresh as flash-frozen could be I suppose. Not too mush and didn't have the odd sour taste I get with some tuna. I packed the salmon home, mom thought the fish was great and the rice was well-cooked.

Also ordered a Sakura Roll ($6.95) because I wanted chopped scallop in some form. Scallops were fresh but the roll itself threatened to fall apart upon picking up. Tuna was nothing special, just chopped up tuna. Liked the spicy though, added some kick to the roll and overall went super well with the creamy chopped scallops ^w^
Volibear got quite a few items, the first was the Chicken Yakisoba ($8.95)-- twas GIANT!! He was surprised by the sheer amount of food on the sizzling hot plate. It smelled pretty good, and he liked it. Not a lot of chicken I saw though.
And a Sushi Pizza ($5.95). The owner(?) was so cute, she offered to clear stuff so I could get a good picture of the dish haha xD Anyways, it was very simple and for the price, fair. Deep fried rice patty topped with smoked salmon, avocado, and copious amounts of imitation crab and some tobiko. Together it was pretty amazing.

Here's me trying to take a bite of this giant! It was really thick so it was difficult to take a bite without disassembling it (I somehow did it though!). The deep fried rice patty with that salmon had me. I loved the combo.

His last item. . . a Dragon Roll ($7.95) which he eventually had to partially pack home because there was just too much food. It looked packed with ingredients though =D

And a rather late RL arrived to order a Volcano Roll ($7.95) and only that. Made me feel like... a super-excited-to-be-done-finals-glutton soIdon'tcaretoomuch. hehe. This was spicy, but not too overwhelming. It was like an awesome roll without the bonito. And spicy. Not a fan of warm/hot rolls, especially if it's Cali-roll-based. The "miss" of the meal.

Attentive servers, the restaurant started to fill up a bit after we sat down (had me worried a little when it was empty). Definitely going to bring le parents here to try more stuff and satisfy cravings on my days of hunger... otherwise back to smaller sushi portion sizes hehe =)

Happy Holidays everyone! Eat awayyyy (that's what my excuse if for the next month or so)

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