Sushi has a really special place in my heart and sometimes I think that one of the reasons I’m pescatarian is because that occasional sushi is something I just can’t live without. I also gave it a special mention in my TEDx Talk(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InTY-_a6O1Y), do give it a watch if you haven’t already.
So last week I was invited by Shizusan at Phoenix Marketcity for their Travelling sushi festival, it was something that I couldn’t decline, even if it meant travelling to the other end of town, and let me tell you, it was totally worth it. Well I love sushi and I try and gorge on platefuls of this delicious fishy delight whenever I get a chance, but the Travelling Sushi Festival is very different,they have 8 different sushis (specially crafted by Chef Paul Kinny) ,completely different from the regular sushi fair.
These sushis have influences from different corners of the world with a surprise element in each of them. With the travelling sushi festival, the team aims to break all boundaries and bring in flavors of local signature dishes from different part of the world.
So get ready to be completely sushi-fied!They have an equal number of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options to choose from, ranging from the Middle Eastern, Sri Lankan to an interesting Jamaican sushi as well. We started off with a few rounds of their special mocktails, let me warm you, there menu is extremely extensive, with the most mouth-watering pictures adorning each page, at first glance, you’ll probably want to try everything from the menu. But with a few suggestions from our hosts, Apeksha and Janvi, I settled for the Iced Teh Tarik which was absolutely delightful, with a delicious cooling cutting chai flavour, this one was a true winner.
It was quite milky, so if you’re generally not a fan of milky concoctions, then you could try their Hot of Cold Mogo Mogo or the refreshing Blossoms mocktail, both of which were great.
Now coming to the sushi, we started off with a few rounds of the vegetarian sushis on offer. The first plate of beautifully plated rolled up goodness that made its way to our table was the Greek Maki which was full of the fresh flavors of feta, tzatziki, dill mayo and a drizzle of truffle oil, I absolutely loved it, if veg sushi tasted so good, I won’t mind settling for this in the future.
Some of the other interesting combinations we tried were the Mediterranean Z’atar sushi, that came with hummus, pickled spinach and carrots, also a great option if you’re a fan of Mediterranean flavors. The other interesting veg variant was the Chiang Mai Uramaki with crunchy asparagus, avocado, and a fiery twist of Bird’s eye chilli.
From the non-vegetarian menu, we tried the Sri Lankan Roll which was my favorite from the non-veg menu, a sensational mix of coconut cream which went brilliantly with beetroot rice and yam crisps.
Another interesting variant was the Jamaican Roll that came with crayfish tempura, spicy jerk mayo, and a pinch of activated charcoal.
The last one was the superb Norwegian Salmon Maki that came with smoked salmon, cheese and a lovely touch of sweetness from cranberries.
The Peking Duck Sushi was also a hit among the non-vegetarians on the table, so if you’re a fan of duck, then you must give this one a try.
Overall if you’re a fan of sushi, then head straight to Shizusan. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to taste the humble sushi in 8 different exotic avatars.
Address: Level 2, Phoenix Marketcity, Mahadevpura, Whitefield, Bangalore