Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Eatery

The truth to my disappearance from the intrawebs definitely consists of more than just massive taco consumption at Taco Time. C'mon, I have more of a life than that. Really. Aside from lurking around food courts, I have been immersed in the wonderful world of Pokemon. It wasn't until this version that I realized how competitive Pokemon can really be. For instance there are things like effort values and individual values to be calculated, and you even have to take each Pokemon's specific natures into consideration. So for the past couple months since the release of Pokemon Black and White, I have been diligently learning and training my team. Of course, no one comes to this blog to read about pokemon training, but if you want to battle, give me a shout. Since we're talking about anime anyway, I'm also a big fan of a few other animes like Bleach and Lucky Star, although I'm not an anime maniac like B. So naturally, when we heard of a restaurant with a cartoon/anime theme, we died a little inside. I forgot how we discovered The Eatery, but I'm glad we did.

Upon walking into The Eatery, you can definitely tell that they stay true to their slogan: The funkiest Japanese place. The majority of the furniture consists of wooden tables and chairs, but it's the d├ęcor that makes it stand out as the funkiest place to eat sushi. They have pop-art motifs of Chairman Mao hanging on the walls and various cartoon characters dangling from the ceiling - including a giant glow in the dark rainbow unicorn. Pretty awesome. Our table, like every other, had a lit candle supported by a Dad's Root Beer bottle and a giant collage of small toys hanging above it. Even more awesome. I spotted a Wartortle. So much awesome it has reached level over 9000. The menus and it's items also followed the same cartoon theme, with an anime and traditional cartoon characters influence. There were so many unique and amazing sounding things on that menu, that it took us a really long time to decide what to eat. B and I ended up ordering three rolls: Erotica, Rated X, and Miss Piggy; 6 saba nigiri sushi; and a plate of Beef Yakisoba. I can't exactly remember what E and K ordered, except for a few rolls including the Volcano roll and a plate Chicken katsu curry - which was huge and worth the money.

The table they gave us was ridiculously small for a party of 4 - that or they weren't expecting us to order that much. All our food came more or less around the same time and we literally had no room to eat. The Beef Yakisoba was packed full of vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and zuchinni, but not so much beef. I'm not a big fan of Yakisoba so I can't say much, but B seemed to really like it. Before even finishing our Yakisoba, we had to shuffle and go all tetris-mode on the table to fit in our plates. Out of all the rolls, the Erotica roll would probably be my favourite. It had avacado, salmon, and tuna cascading down the top of  a cali-type roll and then a sprinkle of roe and mayo to finish it off; in my opinion, it resembled a "rainbow roll" at other sushi places. My next favourite, X-rated roll, was a maki-style roll with tuna, salmon, crab, unagi and then topped off with some spicy misonnaise. This roll was not as spicy as I thought it would be, but the sauce definitely overpowered everything else. Maybe it is because I'm really sensitive to heat-levels and that made me unable to taste anything else in that roll. The Miss Piggy roll, although it sounded good (bacon, scallops, asparagus, roe, and unagi sauce), was just okay. The asparagus made it really... weird. Instead of the Miss Piggy roll, B and I should have ordered one of their deep fried rolls like the Volcano. Tuna, scallops, salmon, avocado and then - get this - deep fried tempura style.    

At the end of our meal, everyone was stuffed and just wanted to lay down and sleep. That's how full we were. Between 4 people, the total came to around $86.00. I wouldn't say that The Eatery has the highest quality of sushi, but we would definitely go back again to try all the other rolls because the selection of sushi is definitely different from what is offered out there.

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