Yo! Sushi – A Coeliac Review.

Yesterday I went to Yo Sushi! for the first time in ages! They actually have a lot of gluten-free items on their menu. They do have an allergen menu in-house but it’s the traditional massive spreadsheet which isn’t exactly appealing –  if you go on the Yo! Sushi site you can arrange the menu by dietary requirement – but that requires forethought to print it off or to have a smartphone with an internet connection in the restaurant.

Here is my review of the food itself and I will create a list of all the gluten free food separately. Here we go!

The first thing I want to say is they don’t carry gluten free soy sauce (tamari) so if you are a soy sauce lover, BYOT – bring your own tamari.

I started where I always do – Tamago Nigiri. I don’t know why, but I ADORE these. They are my favourite thing to eat at any sushi restaurant. At home, I have never had the guts to try to make myself. Maybe I will… Hmm… Highly recommended – a mainstay of every sushi related endeavour I embark on.

Yo! Sushi Review - Tamago Nigiri

Next, I had the Crispy Salmon Skin Roll. It was DELICIOUS! The textures were amazing and the taste was balanced beautifully. Highly recommended. unmissable. Seriously, it’s THAT GOOD.

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Then I had a bit of a splurge. I got the Assorted Nigiri Maki plate – tuna, ebi and salmon nigiri, avocado maki and 2 kapa maki. I had never tried raw tuna before and didn’t want to get a whole plate and maybe not like it so I thought this would be a good way to try it. I wasn’t a fan of the tuna nigiri. I like tuna, but this was an odd texture and a little flavourless. I was disappointed. The salmon and ebi (prawn) nigiri were pleasant. The maki was maki. A little underwhelming. I think I was lacking in soy sauce as I didn’t BYOT! Highly recommended – a good way to try a selection without committing to a whole plate.

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Kimchi! Squid kimchi. I love this stuff so much. The squid has the texture of thick pasta and tastes amazing. The accompanying vegetables with the kimchi were generous for the small size of the plate. Of all of the plates I tried – this was the most generous in terms of bang for your buck. Highly recommended. Just try it. Thank me later.

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Another extravagance – a smoked salmon cream cheese roll. I wasn’t a fan of the texture. I feel the cucumber needed to be more generous and less cream cheese. The salmon was nice but the overall texture was too soft for my taste. Recommended if you don’t mind a softer texture.

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Lastly, I had Japanese souffle cheesecake. I love this pudding. I have it whenever I can. It’s so tasty. This didn’t disappoint. It was fluffy, light and tasty. Recommended.

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Overall, we had fun! It’s always exciting to pick your food from the spinning selection and try new things. And just because I didn’t enjoy a particular item, doesn’t mean you won’t. Experiment, have a giggle and eat some well prepared food.

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