One of my friends and co-workers has been on maternity leave for a few months. So, what once was a daily dose of seeing each other has turned into a rare occasion. In Canada we get a full year of Maternity leave so it will be a long time before we ever get to work together again. We both love Trader Joes, eating and if you check our phones you’ll find daily texts to each other explaining what we made for dinner. There are a few recipes she’s given me, which are on my list of things to make.
We met up for lunch last week and when I suggested a new Sushi place in the area I knew she would be excited to give it shot. We met at Nippon Sushi located at 906-6339 200th st, Langley, BC. L arrived first and browsed the menu while she waited. Upon walking in I was welcomed immediately by the staff and noticed a bright modern sushi restaurant.
L ordered a California roll and unfortunately her gyoza obsessed daughter was in daycare, so she had to be the expert today. The gyozas were a fair size and you get 6 per plate. The meat stuffing tasted like pork and was seasoned very well. The wrappers were soft and chewy but not overly thick.
The California roll was pretty basic and I am sure tasted like a regular California roll.
I ordered a spicy tuna roll and a Philadelphia roll which came together on the same plate with a lovely plastic tree ornament. My tuna roll was minced and mixed with spicy sauce, as well as topped with spicy sauce. The spice level was perfect in my opinion. Just enough to make your nose slightly run but not so much that you need anything to assist in cooling your mouth off.
The Philadelphia roll was also perfect. Cream cheese is an obsession of mine but too much in a Philadelphia roll can ruin a good piece of sushi. Another important component is the smoked salmon, which they also used well. Some places have skimped on the salmon but not Nippon.
The menu is fairly large as well consisting of most of your typical Japanese sushi items, but I think they do offer slightly more than a competitor that is very close by. Miraku Sushi served most of the customers in the surrounding area but now that Nippon is near it will interesting to see what happens. I would definitely come back to Nippon again.