The Eatery Challenge
My friend Alicia and I went for a walk around the seawall today – something I haven’t done since Dr. Jen moved away1 – and afterwards we went to get some sushi with Alicia’s husband and daughter. First of all, a toddler eating sushi is adorable. Also, a toddles insisting on eating with chopsticks even though they don’t know how is also pretty adorable.
We were originally going to go to a sushi joint near Alicia & Paul’s place in Yaletown, but it turned out to be closed between lunch and dinner, so instead we headed over The Eatery. The Eatery is a funky sushi place in Kits that is known for its Astroboy-laden decor and weird combinations in their sushi rolls. Being that I’m new to eating fishy sushi2, I asked Paul to recommend the best things to try (as Alicia is a vegetarian). And we ended up having a whole bunch of deliciousness. There were some basic things -salmon nigiri, tuna nigiri, ebi nigiri, and chopped scallop roll – and then some of the crazy Eatery specials – Erotica roll (avocado, salmon, tuna, roe, mayo, crab & cucumber), Malibu roll (smoked salmon, crab, cucumber, papaya), and Miss Piggy roll (bacon, scallop, asparagus, roe, unagi sauce).
The verdict: other than the ebi (prawn) nigiri being pretty tastless and the Miss Piggy roll being odd3, everything else was delicious!
At the end of the meal, Alicia suggested that I should write a blog posting about the Eatery’s crazy rolls and, over time, try to eat every single roll on the “Funky Creations” section of the menu. Well – challenge accepted! I’m going to consider this my unofficial 102nd “to do” item!
Here’s what I’ve accomplished so far:
Note: As per usual, I’m not getting anything from the Eatery for blogging about them. Sadly. I just like eating there.
- Dr. Jen and I used to walk the seawall almost every Saturday [↩]
- I had never tried sushi before I became a vegetarian, and since becoming an unvegetarian, I have only had a basic tuna roll and salmon roll and it was at a run-of-the-mill sushi joint, not a really good one. [↩]
- I always thought that bacon makes everything better, but it turns out that this is not true when it comes to sushi [↩]