Japango

by Hayley Hudson on April 30, 2011

1136 Pearl St / menu

For some reason, Japango is never my first choice when I’m craving sushi, but that’s not because there’s anything wrong with it. I’ve never had a bad experience here. I came close once, but it was my own fault for ordering appetizers and failing to pace myself properly. Before my meal had even gotten started, I ended up full.

This time around, I took it easy with a simple seaweed salad to begin. A sweet dressing of soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, and sesame seeds coats the salty sea vegetables.

I’m always a fan of this dish, and I feel healthy eating it. Rich in iodine and trace minerals, seaweed provides a lot of nutrients that the standard American diet usually lacks. If you’re hesitant to try seaweed, do it for your health! I promise it’s delicious, too.

The sushi rolls didn’t inspire quite the same level of confidence about their wholesome qualities, as it was possible they were highly radioactive due to the chaos in Japan.

It was worth the risk, though. The spicy tuna roll, pictured on the right, was the best I’ve had in recent memory. Usually, I chalk it up as a “boring” roll, but the tuna tasted extremely rich (all those chemicals, I’m sure) and the level of spice was perfectly hot without being overwhelming.

Even though I love unagi, I found the roll on the left less than inspiring. Cucumber and raw shrimp were wrapped in the rice, and each of them just tasted watery. Without the sweet and slightly smoky eel topping, which was delicious, the roll would have been a disappointment.

The spicy tuna roll really won me over. From now on, I’ll remember to include Japango in my regular sushi rotation, assuming I live to see the day.

 

The kiwi tuna roll looks delicious! I know it’s uiafnr to compare the two but the takoyaki (octopus balls) are probably way better at Guu (looks better too ;)) My friend tells me that MI-NE sushi in Richmond Hill (Yonge & Elgin Mills) is really good… really fresh fish. Never tried it myself but that’s a goal of mine!

by Fathur on September 13, 2012 at 10:25 pm. Reply #

Mike, is there anything worse than hvaing someone’s butt spill into your seat on the plane? Well, yeah, hvaing another one on the other side!Great scene, so intense! Well done. Enjoy Cali!

by Thuy on September 11, 2012 at 4:29 am. Reply #

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