Hey guys, Welcome back to my blog.
I won’t say I am a picky eater but I don’t like/eat a lot of things (including Amala & Sausage rolls). The reactions to my Amala review are still hilarious to this day. You can read all about it here:
This post is about me jumping 1000 feet away from my comfort zone and fulfilling one of my secret desires: eating sushi. If you know me, you’ll know that I love adventure, not the tempestuous adventure that is dating a man from western Nigeria but real adventure like scuba diving, camping in the woods, etc. Being poor and living in Lagos is killing the real me. That being said, trust me to hop on any chance to experience something new.
A traditional Japanese dish of prepared vinegar-ed rice, usually with some sugar and salt, accompanied by a variety of ingredients, such as seafood, often raw, and vegetables.
The day is Saturday and it is 32°C. I am wearing the least creased shirt in my wardrobe (because I hate ironing) and jeans (why not?). One of my besties, Joey is accompanying me.
All over the country, car and generator owners are having the Annual (sometimes bi-annual) Hide & Find Fuel competition we have in Nigeria. The government devises new ways to hide fuel, the citizens scamper around like church rats to find the fuel. I didn’t miss out on the fun this year.
Finally got to my destination at Admiralty way, Lekki. I was a bit relaxed when I saw that it would be real Japanese people making the sushi. At least for a first trial, let the natives make it so that I can rule out lack of skill in case the sushi turns out bad.
I placed my order, I was going to try out three types. I picked the three based on the recommendation of the Nigerian waitress. She had several stories of some popular slay queens using the pricey delicacy just for photo ops because they couldn’t eat it. She also insinuated that some customers teleport to the toilet at the first trial.
My Sushi Order:
- Sesame Spicy Tuna – tuna, avocado, spicy mayo.
- Baby shrimps special – shrimps, tobiko (fish roe), special sauces.
- Smoked Salmon Uramaki – salmon, avocado, lemon juice.
You are provided with chopsticks and soy sauce. Finally, I’d get to use chopsticks after years of being an avid Asian lover. The cold serves; sesame spicy tuna and smoked salmon uramaki were brought first.
They are served with pink ginger and Wasabi.
To the Nigerian palate, pink ginger tastes like normal ginger but just wet and soft (*wink wink). Wasabi tastes like peppered potash (kaun). You are to combine everything to get the full experience.
The Baby shrimp special was brought last because it’s deep-fried.
Let’s give them a taste.
First off, it’s a mouthful. Everything has to fit in at the same time to enjoy it. The soy sauce is very salty (I had no idea at first) and so I almost spat out my first bite. I went from :
To questioning my life’s choices.
It was the longest chewing moment of my life. I contemplated going to spit it out but NO! The price of the sushi was a powerful driving force and Mama Oti did not raise a quitter.
To be honest, It was not so bad. Only that Raw tuna tastes like a blood clot with fish flavour and the rice was so sticky, you could use it to glue a spoiled ‘bàtà Jesu‘ together.
The deep fried baby shrimp special was my favorite. It was crispy and had fish roe sprinkled on it. Enjoyed every bite. The whole combo tastes like the regular fried Titus fish you’d get from your local ‘Mama put‘. Only posher.
You are bound to have fish breath after eating sushi so always be prepared like I was.
It was an exciting experience but to fill my stomach up to full tank, sushi was not enough. I decided to stop over at another restaurant to get ‘normal’ food.
Love & Light.
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