Sunday, May 29, 2011
Sushi Town Coquitlam
The sous chef came to meet us, as did two of Bree's friends from the Fraser Valley. We arrived shortly after 6pm and the place was pretty packed. We got one of the last tables and were seated right away. We were waiting for the Fraser Valley friends to arrive, ordered drinks and dove in to the menu.
Around 6:45 we put in an order and let Bree take the reigns since she's been living in Peace River, AB where the only sushi option is from a grocery store that drives it in from Edmonton. She ordered about 6-8 rolls for us to share and the sous chef ordered a vegetable udon. Shortly after, the second Fraser Valley friend arrived.
Finally at 7:15pm we started to get really worried and began to try to pester our server, letting her know that we were rushing for a movie and to check in on the status of our food and to even cancel the order if they hadn't started making it. At 7:20 the first roll arrived, The Double Dragon Roll ($7.95). On the inside of the roll was avocado, cucumber, masago (eggs/roe), and unagi (eel). The exterior topping on each piece alternated between unagi and avacado.
This roll was absolutely delicious- I loved the contrast of the chewy BBq'd eel flavour with the creamy, rich avocado and flavour pops of the masago. I only wish I had the time to actually savour the taste, rather than stuffing it into my face as quickly as possible.
The food was all good and the Double Dragon roll was amazing- but the sluggish food delivery and service really made for a rushed, frustrating experience (especially since we told them we were trying to make a movie...) with a bland atmosphere.