I need a holiday from my holiday.
No, I just need food in the fridge.
Coming back from the cabin meant that there was about 800 loads of laundry to do, mowing t he lawn, washing the car, cleaning the house and most important getting more groceries. It was amazing how much of the food in the fridge we brought over; I haven’t seen the fridge this bare since we moved in. On the way to the store I didn’t realize how hungry I was until J mentioned lunch. Everyone knows grocery shopping when your hungry is a recipe for disaster so we stopped at Sushi Umibe at 11955 207 st, in Maple Ridge.
I have to say that from the outside I thought it was going to be a little sketchy. The area is run down and dirty looking but J convinced me that it would be fine and we should try it out. I was so hungry at this point I agreed and I am pretty glad I did.
They had your usual lunch box combos ranging from 8.95 to 12.95 for a big one. We decided to just order a couple things and share instead. We got complimentary miso soup to start, nothing extraordinary but good none the less.
The first item that came was our spicy tuna sashimi. A decent amount of tuna, chopped up into bite sized pieces. I didn’t think it was overly spicy but that’s personal preference. The tuna was itself was soft and both us liked this dish.
Next up was the Philadelphia roll. A fairly large roll with cucumber, avocado, crabmeat, salmon, cream cheese and topped with smoked salmon. This is one of my favourites. Not too adventurous but really yummy. I do have an obsession with cream cheese though. The combination of the smoked salmon with cream cheese is always a winner and tastes great up against the avocado and crunch of the cucumber. Needless to say we both really enjoyed this one.
The last item to arrive was the Gyoza. Six pan fried dumplings. These were a little on the doughy side for me but still had decent flavour. The filling was a vegetable pork with a good balance of seasonings. You almost didn’t need the dipping sauce, although that sauce can be addicting. Savory and sweet!
Despite the rundown neighbourhood this sushi place was really good, especially for the price. Our lunch came to around 24.00 dollars and we both left comfortably full. With a long list of specialty rolls I will surely have to come back and try some more out.