Normally the outcome is rather...alien.
So, when Sushinho opened up another branch in Liverpool Street, London. (The original restaurant is in Kings Road, London)
I was apprehensive at first.
Hmmm could it work? Or will it force me to have a tantrum?
When it comes what I put in my mouth... I'm normally a traditionalist. ;]
Rio and Samba Rolls
When I happen to parade around Sushinho, it was a Friday lunch time and so the clientele were all city workers; clad in suits trying to impress eachother.
Anyway, once you step into Sushinho you are led to downstairs into the basement by bright-eyed , high-heels wearing hostesses. The space is large, airy and warm, courtesy of the sultry lighting and oak furniture.
We ordered a selection of sushi and went for the:
Spider Roll £9.50 - Soft shell crab, wasabi tobiko, and chilli roll. The Spider roll, was visually appealing, tasty but I wanted to feel more of the kick of chilli. You know that zing you get on your tongue when it's lashed with a teasing drop of chilli?
Rio Roll £9.50 - Prawn, wasabi tobiko, and strawberry roll.
This was my favourite was the Rio roll, the roll was encased in a strawberry gel, and the sweet/tang of the strawberry strangely complimented the prawn and wasabi tobiko.
Samba Roll £9.50 - Eel, papaya, cucumber and tobiko roll.
Samba Roll - I was abit disappointed as I couldn't taste the eel nor the papaya.
Tempura £14.50 - Just prawns.
Holy mother of...... that is the most expensive tempura I've ever seen- But the batter was light, the prawns were cooked to perfection and the accompanying sauces were a fine addition to the sushi platter we ordered.
YEAH OR NEVEH?
So aside from the eye-watering prices, the real question is - was it worth it?
The fusion of fruit with sushi, was actually a very good combination. I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't convinced about the combination of seafood and fruit at first, but now I'm a believer.
My only qualms is I would have liked to have had my sushi come all at once, instead of one dish at a time. This is purely because I'm one of those diners who like to see my entire feast before I destroy it, and also so I have the choice between which roll I want to play with first ;]
Sushinho, is definitely somewhere to go if you're feeling to impress; and since it doubles up as a cocktail bar. If impressing her with your culinary knowledge wasn't enough. You can always just get her drunk. hahaah :P
The sushi is beautifully presented, and if you have an adventurist palate, give this place a try!
9a Devonshire Square,