I shudder when I see the words ‘fusion’ and ‘Asian’ used together in the same sentence.
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. ;]
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 😛
The sushi is beautifully presented, and if you have an adventurist palate, give this place a try!
9a Devonshire Square,