Monday, September 26, 2011


from Queen Street (Brisbane CBD)
surviving well under strong competition
still gets my support every now and then

For a change, let's look at WEST END
700m away across Victoria Bridge
I've selected 3 main sushi bars
All prices are more or less around the average $2.50 mark
Due to differences in the variety offered
I can't compare apples to apples, oranges to oranges
However, you can trust me when I tell you its friggin' good sushi!

Fresh Salmon
Spicy Tuna
Tempura Prawn
Long queues during weekday lunch hours
Fresh lettuce gives the perception of freshness
Great variety to choose from
Taste is not fantastic/awesome, but its not awful
However, fresh tuna DO NOT go with cucumber!
Some restaurants can be too carelessly creative

California Roll
Egg Salad with Avocado
The rice does not have enough vinegar
Seaweed is soggy
California Roll is a sushi that CANNOT go wrong
and they screwed it
Variety is pathetic
However egg mayo salad is perfect

Teriyaki Chicken
Salmon & Cucumber
As you can see from the photo, there is lesser rice and ingredients
It is definitely a smaller/lighter sushi (same price however)
No complaint about the taste
but this is hell-of-a-troublesome sushi to eat...

1. Unroll the packaging. Place takaokaya "nori" or roasted seaweed seam-side down on flat surface. Peel away the seal to the right as shown.
2. Remove wrapper from rice. Place rice onto the exposed seaweed.

3. Peel away the remaining seal and starting from the right, roll the rice up in the seaweed.

However, the seaweed is absolutely fantastic!
Here are the final results...

TSURU scoring 58 points winning the competition
Their sushi gives the most satisfaction in comparison with the other two
However if I had $2.50 to spend on sushi,
my top choice is still LR (Light Roll) Sushi from Brisbane CBD Adelaide Street

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this. It's amazing how many bad sushi places there are!