After a Psycle class (which if you haven’t tried, you must! It is brilliant! http://psyclelondon.com/), Eleena and I headed out for some dinner and a catch up at Sticks ‘n’ Sushi in Covent Garden.For our sticks we ordered the Bacon Wrapped Asparagus (£3.20 each), Mixed Yasai Vegetables in Teriyaki (£2.50 each), Chicken Wings (£5 for 2 pieces).
I definitely recommend the chicken wings. They were beautifully grilled with a slight sweet teriyaki sauce and so tender that they just fell off the bone.For our sushi we ordered the Mini Maki De Luxe £23 which was made up of 4 Hell’s Kitchen, 4 Ebi Panko, 4 Shake Aïoli, 4 Salmon Ceviche, soya sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger. There were a whole mixture of flavours on this platter of rolls.
The Hell’s Kitchen Roll is made up of Tempura shrimp, avocado, spicy sauce, topped with tuna & barbecue sauce. As you bite into it, you first taste the softness of the tuna partnered with the creamy spicy mayo, you then came across the crunchiness of the tempura ebi which is a lovely battered shrimp.
The Ebi Panko Roll is made up of Tempura shrimp, spicy sauce, topped with avocado, sesame & tsume soy. It again has the same textures as the Hell’s Kitchen but instead of tuna, you come across thinly sliced avocado which again is soft and melts in your mouth before you bite into the crunchy shrimp.
The Shake Aioli Roll is made up of Snow peas, avocado, cucumber, miso-aïoli, topped with seared salmon, sesame, tsume soy, chives & trout roe. The vegetarian middle of the sushi mixed with the ever-so-slightly seared salmon along with the rice created a lovely balanced mix and the salted flavours of the trout roe completed it.
The Salmon Ceviche Roll is made up of Red onion, cucumber, avocado, topped with salmon, coriander & lime marinade. It had the beautiful refreshing taste of a Peruvian Ceviche dish. The red onion was not obvious or overbearing, in fact, it wasn’t even noticeable and blended nicely with the rest of the ingredients. All the sushi we had was really good and I would definitely recommend this platter, but I think this roll was my favourite.
We ordered the Dark Sweets dessert set which was made up of Black sesame ice cream with nougatine, Marcel chocolate cake with crystallised white chocolate, bergamot orange crème brûlée, dark fondant with chocolate caramel & peppermint heart topped with hazelnut brittle £10.
They didn’t have the sesame ice cream so they gave us coconut ice cream instead which was really refreshing and light and was my favourite dessert on the platter. The creme brulee was also very light and refreshing with a thin but crunchy top. The chocolate cake was quite dense and rich but because it was only small it was great and he fondant was like a thicker, creamier, after eight. Although it was a creamy dark chocolate – the mint lightened the flavour of the fondant mixture.
All in all, a great meal!