All week I was looking forward to the sushi taste off. So much so I got excited and had sushi for lunch twice during the week. But by the time the weekend rolled around I was still mega-keen for some seaweed, rice, soy sauce goodness.
There was a bit of debate on the call-out over Mee’s in Manuka. It seems you either love it or you hate it. Many readers mentioned that they preferred Mr Sushi about 50 metres down the road, as well as other Mr Sushi outlets across town.
I had planned to taste off between Mee’s and Mr Sushi, however Mee’s decided to take a bit of a break over Easter and shut up shop. One reader had mentioned Hero Sushi in the Canberra Centre and seeing as how I’d previously been impressed with Hero Sushi I decided the taste of would be between Mr Sushi in Manuka and the Hero Sushi train in the Canberra Centre (near Pappa Rich and Fitness First).
I’m usually a devotee of Mee’s so this was my first visit to Mr Sushi. It’s actually a really nice store and was extremely clean which is always nice. I ordered a tuna and avocado hand roll with white rice – pouring on about three litres of soy sauce after taking photos. I know some people think that soy can ruin the flavour of sushi but I think it adds to it! The saltiness is the best thing ever. The sushi was decent, nice flavours, and definitely fresh, however I think the rice may have been slightly overcooked and the seaweed was a bit chewier than I’d like.
On to Hero Sushi. It’s set up as a sushi train which is always a bit of a novelty. To play things fair, I also had tuna and avocado. This time though, the tuna and avocado was wrapped in seaweed and the rice was on the outside. There was also sesame seeds sprinkled on top. I poured on a bucket of soy sauce as usual and it was amazing. Everything was great. Rice was cooked perfectly, seaweed was easy to chew and the tuna and avocado was fresh. I also noticed it was very consistent to the sushi I’ve bought from other Hero Sushi’s in the past.
When it came down to it, Mr Sushi was good for grabbing a quick lunch on the go and it was fresh and tasty (they also don’t charge for soy sauce like some places do – I’m looking at you, Mee’s!). However, when it came down to it, Hero Sushi was the clear winner. Lots of flavour and cooked to perfection.