🌎VANCOUVER, BC🌎 From our first Vancouver sushi stop @ajisaisushibar. The nigiri was very good, the rolls weren't anything special IMO, but overall definitely tasted a lot better than most average sushi places in Toronto. There was a fisherman selling the next day's catch to the chef when we were waiting, that should tell you how fresh it is. -
DD Combo - 47 pieces ($50): California roll, BC roll, tekka maki, kappa maki, 3 nigiri each of tuna, salmon, hokkigai (surf clam), masago, ebi (shrimp), chopped scallop, and tako (octopus) ➡House Special Roll ($9.15) - salmon, crab, mayo, cucumber, lettuce, sesame, and wrapped with a thin layer of tamago
A selection of amazing o-toro, scallop, salmon belly, and unagi... 🍣 This is probably one of the best value sets in Toronto!
Counting down the months till Japan and the new fish market in Tokyo! 🇯🇵
Gal’s Sushi, Markham
Travelling is fun, but I never really get to rest because I'm up to do so much stuff. I'm resting even more right now when being back to Uppsala and can sleep in my own bed 😂 I also went to my standard coffee place today to have a cup of real coffee.
It is very small place, maybe about 10-12 seats. You sitt around where the chefs work, feels almost like chef's table. Only open for 6-9.30 pm and often need to wait.
Standard. Once you get seated, the food comes pretty fast.
Sake nigiri (6 USD/2pcs) had well cooked and formed rice. The salmon was thick and was not as smooth as I was used to from sushi in Sweden. It also smelled more of the typical fish smell. The pieces were already lightly soaked in soy sauce.
Giants roll (13 USD/8pcs) was sushi rolls with rice on the outside covered in thick salmon pieces. The fillings were chopped sweet tomatoes that didn't take over too much flavourwise but was a good combination with salmon. Spicy mayo and sweet soy glaze on top.
Spicy Hamachi (16 USD/8pcs) was a great combination of masago that was popping in the mouth, creamy avocado and spicy veggies like jalapeno. It wasn't spicy, but more like slight hotness added to the rolls.
All in all, great flavour combinations, but ingredients could have been better.
All you can eat [made to order] #sushi 🍣 😍
First meal in #Portugal . About €12 per person, not including drinks. Wish I could have eaten more, but I was so tired from traveling more than half a day. The beach was about a 5 minute walk away. Can you tell we like #salmon ? 😋
Menu item: Large Sushi Set
Recommendation: Try it
First time at IKO, probably will not be last time. Today I ordered the large sushi set. As a kind of control variable I always get this when going to a new sushi place as I can easily compare and contrast it to other restaurants. Overall, it was pretty good. The selection of fish in particular was nice: salmon, tuna, butterfish, Jacobs Muscle, unagi, shrimp, and a few others I couldn't recognize. I was happy to not see the usual filler imitation crab sticks. The fish was all fresh and reasonably flavorful, with a nice melty texture and no gross aftertaste. I ate it all and wanted more. The rice wasn't amazing, I feel like it might have been slightly undercooked, or perhaps they haven't perfected their seasoning mix, but it served it's purpose and kept it's shape reasonably well when being held by the chopsticks. The 3 little salmon maki were tasty and fresh, as was the ginger. Unfortunately there is not much more to say. From what I had today, it was a fine, better than average sushi experience, maybe a tiny bit overpriced. I will have to return to IKO to try their extensive selection of pretty dank sounding (albeit expensive) rolls. They had alot of interesting and unique ones that I will have to try (and review :)) before I can give a final verdict on IKO. If you're a fan of sushi and haven't eaten here yet, I would recommend you try it, though don't expect to be floored by the classic sushi set, other places (*cough* Kojiro *cough*) can do it better and for less. 🍣