Having enjoyed the movie Chef thoroughly the first time, I decided to take Viv (along with Costanza and Elaine) and watch it again. I'm not sure what other people think of it, but I liked it just as much the second time around. Since Costanza was really hungry prior to the movie, he ended up eating and did not have an appetite to eat afterwards. But that didn't mean Viv and I would pass up food, so we traveled to The Drive in search of eats. Randomly, we stopped at Ginger Sushi for a quick bite.
Neatly arranged, the plentiful slices of sashimi completely hid the sushi rice in the Chirashi Don. And about that rice, it was chewy while still moist. Best of all, it had an apparent rice wine vinegar hit as well as sweetness. The large slices of sashimi were pretty much on point, except the tuna could've been colder in temperature. Next up was the Gyoza which looked disturbingly pale. However, it featured a crispy bottom to our surprise. We weren't sure how they did that despite the lack of browning. As for the filling, it was cabbage-heavy while being slightly mushy.
We also tried the Appetizer Tempura which was actually larger than implied on the menu. Despite featuring only one ebi, there was 2 really large pieces of sweet potato accompanied by one each of yam and onion. We found the batter to be crispy and light. The dip was a bit too sweet for our tastes though. Lastly, we had the Sakura Roll that was sliced thinly into 11 pieces. It was made with spicy tuna and prawn tempura with salmon and special sauce on top. There was a noticeable spice to it and the rice was minimal while the tempura prawn retained some crispiness. Despite only have 4 dishes, it was enough for us to designate Ginger Sushi as a little hidden gem amongst the many restaurants along The Drive.
- Carefully prepared sushi and sashimi
- Great people
- Really small, keep you party below 5