It's finally back to school time for us lazy (part-time) Post Graduate students so I'm exposed to lots of new foods to confuse and confound the taste-buds. Last student year I got quite into the little sushi boxes from the Spar which were less likely to cause the post-lunch snoozies that I tend to suffer. As the canteen has been redone (and Spar had a massive queue) I decided to look at the hot foot on offer in the new sections and instead picked up some of their pre-packaged offerings.
The sushi box is a £3.99 size which isn't bad for what you get, but is more expensive than the other one I used to have as it has more items. The fare is mostly rice based with pepper, cucumber and other veg inserted, the only unusual things being the egg-topped rice one and the one that is in some kind of batter. As you can tell I'm a sushi fan but not one who knows the technical terms for any of the things. I know of the existence of a California Roll but have no idea what that is - it may be the small ones on the right.
It’s a nice meal really, and while it has none of the zing of the Woktastic live Sushi-go-round experience on offer in Birmingham city centre the flavours are good and you get two soy sauce fish, a wasabi paste, and the ginger to round it off.
I was expecting the Lychee drink to be a little sweeter in line with the Rubicon juice, but this was much more similar to the fruit itself having understated tones and being really refreshing. This made the meal a very light and fragrant affair with only the occasional tang of wasabi and soy standing out.
While it was a good meal I don't think that £5 every-day for lunch is a good idea, but as a once weekly treat it's a good go-to choice if it's available.