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Roy's update # 2

Mickey boy | Aug 3, 200401:10 AM

Roy's(Tampa)start serving sushi since last weekend.
This is first place serving sushi all other location in nationwide at Roy's group.
I was little bit concerned why Roy's served sushi? Sushi is totally different skill they must need it.
If sushi is unsuccessful many people may get disappoint.
Anyway, Let's try!!
Me and couple of my dining buddy went to last night and had sushi. Well-done fix sushi bar by the kitchen counter(just like TC Choy's)but, NO fish inside of sushi showcase.(making sushi without fish ???)
We are not sitting sushi bar got table. because 4 of us much easy to talk each other.Sushi menu(actually, part of main dining menu)was very small selections.
4 kind of sushi rolls($10 up to $17 each roll), 3 kind of sashimi plate(all small appetizer size $15 up)
5 kind (tuna,yellow-tail,salmon,shrimp and eel)of individual sushi(2pieces per order $6 up).I would say
We shared each sushi,sashimi and rolls.
Well..... First of all,sushi rice wasn't good.Very mushy.You know, most hard parts of making sushi is rice.Many people try making sushi at home but mostly
unsuccessful.Because need a lot of experience skill when you making sushi rice.However high quality fish and poor sushi rice became unsuccessful.Roy's sushi is good example.They using nice high quality fish(this is only one good thing)
Also, I would say"Very American"(especially rolls)
Deep fry,heavy sauce,too much ingredients in one roll,which mean is killed each others flavor. I'm so glad they not use "cream cheese"(thank's Roy!)
One time at "Blue Samurai"in Ybor for long time ago, I had roll(forgot name)but, this is most interesting
rolls I ever had my whole sushi life.Which is grilled eel, avocado,cream cheese,fish eggs and"fried banana".
Extremely horrible flavor and texture and I was even can't swallow it. But some people may like that stuff.
Anyway, it was another experience to me.
I spoke to supervisor at Roy's (nice lady) and she told me this is trial things for Roy's future business.
Oh well.... Good luck Roy Yamaguchi!!

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