To get ourselves acquainted with Moon Sushi, we ordered Sashimi Yuzo as our first course.
Before we even tasted it, we took a few seconds to marvel at the amazing expertise on display — the fish was cut with a level of professionalism and precision that’s rare to see.
As for the taste, the salmon was fresh and tasty, benefiting from the seasoning of the roast pistachios, red pepper and the Yuzu sauce. We both really enjoyed this dish, and it made a promising opener for the meal.
After finishing the first dish, we ordered five different sushi rolls — just take a look at the beautiful colors.
The first plate featured three different rolls, all with bright colors that whetted our appetites.
The first roll was the Flamingo — avocado wrapped in fresh salmon. It was delicious and fresh, visually perhaps the most solid of all three.
The second roll was Suban Special — a unique roll made from a spicy mixture of salmon and tuna. This delicate, tasty dish consisted of shrimp tempura and avocado inside green tobiko spicy eggs.
The roll itself was meticulously prepared, the ingredients were fresh and the combination was simply exquisite.
The third roll on the plate was Spicy Salmon Roll — thin and colorful strips of raw salmon and tuna wrapped around salmon seasoned with lemongrass and togarashi. A very tasty roll with a great combination of salmon and tuna, and avocado that took the roll to another level.
Next, we ordered another roll that Ben told me we had to try — Napoleon. This consisted of four rectangles decorated with grilled salmon, salmon skin, panko salmon, sweet potato, avocado and — the highlight — melted Gouda cheese!
How can I describe the taste? How can I do it justice? One word: HEAVEN.
This sushi was unlike anything I’d had before, with the molten cheese upgrading it to a whole different level.
In addition, we sampled the Surf ‘n’ Turf: salmon and avocado covered with raw salmon, with seared goose liver and red tobiko. The roll had a powerful flavor, with a piece of seared and tasty goose liver on each piece.
Score: 9/10 (because it’s colorful, truly original, and — most importantly — tasty!).
After finishing the first course plus five full rolls (not an easy task, readers), we moved on to dessert. Without even looking at the menu, we asked the waitress to surprise us with a dessert suited to a Japanese restaurant.
The waitress agreed, and a few minutes later we received our dessert: a plate adorned with two colourful balls cut in half. It seemed quite strange to begin with, so we asked the waitress for an explanation.
It turns out this dessert is called “Amochi“, and is made up of Japanese rice dough balls filled with ice cream. One was mango and the other black sesame.
Despite the initial shock, both Ben and I thoroughly enjoyed the dessert and agreed it was unlike anything we’d encountered in the past.