It’s been… YEARS since I was last at Sumo Grill in Sunridge Mall. Part of this is because I’m rarely in that area.. and partially because when I am – I’m now grabbing food at the nearby Blaze Pizza instead. However I was there not too long ago, and popped in because… well honestly I was too tired and hot to take the extra time outside to get pizza…. LOL Read the rest of this entry »
Category Archives: Sushi
If you’ve been reading Happy Sushi Belly for a while, you might remember some of my previous posts about this Quebec-based chain – Sushi Shop. I visited them first in Quebec City, and then was excited to find a location in Edmonton’s Kingsway Mall. Then, in mid-May I saw a bus in Calgary drive by… advertising the shop!
It turns out, they recently opened a location in Calgary, in Deerfoot Meadows near Jysk. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been a while (January 2018) since I blogged about sushi… and I have a confession, it’s partially because I’ve been lax in blogging, but also because I’ve been eating a LOT less sushi lately than I used to enjoy. I’ve been finding that rice just isn’t agreeing with me, and I’ve gotten a bit bored with just having sashimi every time… so unless I go out with friends, generally I’ve just been not having sushi. So sad! Read the rest of this entry »
I kinda love Big Catch, and they recently added a few new items to their menu that I wanted to try out.
Autumn Haze ($13.25)
Sweet-mirin glazed torch seared salmon-toro topped with mizore-radish
The salmon didn’t really have a lot of flavour, and I thought that the ratio of fish to rice favoured the rice WAY too much. The overall flavour was pretty bland; even the radish was sort of…’eh’. I tasted it on it’s own, and it didn’t really seem like anything at all.
Solar Flare ($13.25)
Miso braised tender pork topped with onion-ginger garnish
The pieces are also topped with a little slice of (cherry?) tomato. Despite the website saying it’s pork… it’s actually red tuna – and they were out of red tuna so swapped out white while I was there. Confusing. This also had way too much rice, and overall was pretty lacking in the intensity of flavour that I’m accustomed with at Big Catch.
I also added an order of Tuna Sashimi ($7.75). The pieces seemed smaller than I’d anticipate for the price.
Overall I was kind of disappointed with my dinner from Big Catch. That being said.. with all of that rice, it was very filling – it took two meals to finish off my order!
I’ve blogged about Goro + Gun before, but this time I was there during the day and tried their bento box for the first time.
I got the sashimi bento for $16 which featured the chef’s selection of sashimi, along with 2 pieces of lobster california roll, fresh greens, steamed rice, and miso soup.
As much as I like the ramen bowls at Goro + Gun… the bento box was a huge disappointment.
The sashimi was tuna, salmon, and a single piece of prawn. Nothing special.
The rice was fine.. but I don’t really eat a lot of rice.
The lobster roll – well you could have surprised me… it wasn’t any different from a California roll…
The salad – was the worst part of the dish. It was pretty much drowning in oily dressing. Inedible.
The miso soup was fine, but way too salty to enjoy I’m afraid.
Check out their menu online… and pick something other than the Bento box.
If you love bento… click the Bento Box tag to see some other alternatives instead!
Not long ago I met up with an online blind date downtown – and sushi was on the menu! Since I am rarely downtown during the day anymore, I selected Sushi & Co – which specializes in an after-work and lunchtime crowd…they are never open on Sundays when I’m in the area.
I ordered a Rocky Mountain Roll… but it was NOT what I expected. The Rocky Mountain roll is supposed to have Prawn Tempura, cucumber and cream cheese with baby scallop tempura and masago… topped with lemon sauce, sweet sauce, and tobiko. As you can see from the photo, it’s not at all what I got.
What I ended up getting is a prawn tempura, with cucumber, spicy crab, and there was even a jalapeno in there, all topped with salmon! It came with spicy sauce, which I totally didn’t need because this was WAY too spicy. Reading their menu, I’m not even sure what I DID get – but definitely not what I ordered. (Super disappointed.. I ended up not eating it all because it was WAY too hot for me.)
I was a bit surprised that while my sashimi (below) came with ginger and wasabi – the sushi roll didn’t.
I also ordered tuna and salmon sashimi which was WAY better and more as anticipated. I was a bit bummed that the tuna was quite small in comparison to the salmon, and there was more salmon than tuna…. (since tuna is what I like better right now..)
They also included a miso soup, which I didn’t anticipate. Unfortunately we didn’t eat right away so when I got to the soup… it was already cold… (so I didn’t eat it either).
I was up in Edmonton for a workshop and to see some friends, and while I was there I popped into West Edmonton Mall to do some shopping. My friend wasn’t getting off work until nearly 7pm and I was getting hungry, so I looked at the menu and saw only two places for sushi – one fast-food, and one sit-down restaurant. I opted for the latter, and found myself at Oranj Sushi Bar.
As I mentioned in my last post, I visited Sushi Aji twice during my visit to Vancouver last weekend. My first visit was wonderful, with delicious sushi and sashimi. This time around though I decided I wanted some of their cooked food, and decided to take advantage of their all-day meal deal – three items plus soup for under 11$. (Oh Vancouver… how you torment me with your affordable sushi…)
While I was in Vancouver in late September I popped into a sushi place close to my hotel that was celebrating it’s grand opening.
I ordered a half-order of tuna sashimi, two ikura (salmon roe) and two chopped scallop rolls. They were all pretty much perfect! The meal also comes with free green tea, like most places in Vancouver seem to… different from Calgary restaurants.
There’s a meeting place I’ve been going to a lot lately, but I always seem to mis-time how long it will take for me to get there from work… so I always end up being 30-60 minutes earlier than I need to be. While normally I’ll pop over into Starbucks across the street… one time I stopped in at Maruju Sushi.