29 Jul 2011 No Comments
It’s been too long – we have been busy bees what with moving to Bedford and all. Now that things are a bit more settled, I promise to update more often. I went for lunch with my friend Holly today as we often do, and somehow we always end up getting either sushi or Thai. It’s not for lack of fine food establishments, it’s just what we like to do when we’re together.
I’ve eaten my fair share of sushi, albeit almost exclusively vegetarian, but I keep coming back to Fujiyama for a number of reasons. One, I love the old La Cave space. It’s a bit cold on the warmest of days, but it’s got phenomenal atmosphere and the illusion of privacy even though you can hear every word your neighbours say. Two, the service is half-decent but completely devoid of enthusiasm which I find mildly humorous. Three, the food is consistently good and yet somehow always surprises me. Today I ordered the $8.99 roll special, which came with soup or salad and as I’m not partial to miso soup, I ordered the salad. Its ginger dressing pales in comparison to that at Dharma but no matter, because the main event was delightful. I had a spicy avocado roll and a spicy sweet potato roll. The avocado roll had crispy bits of tempura batter in it and was slightly warm and crunchy but smooth and silky all in one. The sweet potato roll was just good; not overwhelmingly great but not disappointing. Satisfying, one might say. Holly had the sushi bento box that came with broccoli tempura which neither of us had ever seen. It was annoying that she couldn’t substitute the standard California roll for a less expensive avocado roll without being charged a $1.00 substitution fee. Is it really that much of a pain? As I can’t seem to get enough of this place, I’m sure I’ll be back soon to delight in their vegetarian combo for two.