Fukui Sushi is a great sushi place in East York. At first, my family and I were going to go to California Roll for an all you can eat lunch, but my mother was not that hungry, so she did not want an all you can eat lunch. However, my father and I wanted to, so we asked the waitress there if it would be alright for my father and I to eat all you can eat, while my mother orders off of the regular menu. The waitress said that if we wanted to do that, we would have to sit in separate tables. So we left instead.
We have eaten in California Roll before, and based on our experience in Fukui Sushi, we will not be returning to California Roll. The food in Fukui was superior to California Roll's. Considering that I have been to so many Japanese restaurants, I sometimes feel jaded towards Japanese food. However, yet again, I was pleasantly surprised by a Japanese restaurant with high quality food and service.
Miso Soup. Unlike most Japanese restaurants, Fukui Sushi was generous with the seaweed in the soup, and yet, the flavour was not too overwhelming.
California Rolls. They tasted good-- nothing remarkable or groundbreaking, but they still tasted delicious.
Gyoza. The gyoza wrappers were well fried, and yet, not greasy. The pork filling was delicious as well.
Broiled Mushrooms. This dish is a first for me, since I have never tried it in any Japanese/non-Japanese restaurant. Basically, it is a mix of shiitake and enoki mushrooms cooked in garlic butter.The slight saltiness of the sauce mixed with the slight bitterness of the shiitake mushrooms and sweetness of the enoki mushrooms was a simple but ingenious combination. If social conventions did not exist, I would bathe myself in that garlic butter sauce. It was so delicious.
Chicken Donburi. Tastes good. Nothing groundbreaking.
Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box. Good flavour balance, with the orange's acidity and brightness, the salad's sweet/sour combination, the rice's plainness with the salty flavours of the chicken, and the balanced flavours of the California Rolls.
Tempura Donburi. This tasted really good, and in addition, the serving size was quite large. Tempura dishes are generally deceiving, since there usually seems to be a lot ther, but you realize quickly that half of the tempura mass consists of the batter. However, with this dish, served in a bowl with a diameter of approximately 16 centimetres and a height of approximately 8 centimetres, was filled to about double its height with shrimp, zucchini, broccoli, and sweet potato tempura pieces. The dish was not only delicious, but satisfying.
So the next time you're in the East York area and you see California Roll (the restaurant) on your right hand side, KEEP WALKING! Unfortunately, the pictures in this post only display a limited view of the menu options in Fukui Sushi; some of my pictures don't do the real-life versions of the dishes justice. Go to Fukui Sushi; you will NOT be disappointed. That's all, folks.
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