Since fellow food blogger Kirby is going to be out of town for a few months and Krispymilk had just come back from a vacation, we decided to catch up and grab a late lunch in Steveston's Mega Sushi. Located a bit farther from the busy harbour, it's at the quieter end of the area, closer to Garry Point Park.
Mega Sushi, despite the cheesy name, is actually quite fancy. The newly opened restaurant has very modern and interesting decor.
The complimentary green tea came in a fancy cast iron tea pot with the cutest double-walled glass teacups. I loved the teacups since this allowed the cups to be enitrely cool to touch, despite being filled with hot tea. We were quite impressed with the presentation thus far.
We started off with the monkey brain ($8.95). Yes. Definitely an interesting name for this dish, and no, it was not actually any primate organ of any sort. Instead, it was merely deep fried avocado with crab meat and cooked tuna, which was in a sort of globular shape.
Something that usually often inclined to order at every single Japanese restaurant is the salmon sashimi ($7.95). The wild salmon was very lean and this led to a very different texture to what we were normally used to. It wasn't chewy but rather, gave quite little slack when bitten into. Other than that, I don't really know how to describe it.
We noticed a deep-fried roll on the menu and had to order it. The paradise roll ($11.95), deep fried california roll with seaweed salad, tobiko, and spicy mayo on top, was alright. Not what I expected in terms of "fried". Since it was a California roll at $12, I was expecting it to somehow be breaded and have a crispy exterior, but no. Although the rice outside was a bit crispy, it seemed like it was merely toasted. I'm usually not big on wakame, and this applied to the roll as well. Otherwise it seemed like a standard Cali roll with toppings.
Not sure why and if every table gets this, but we received three pieces of complimentary negihama nigiri sushi. It had quite a bit of green onion taste since it was mixed with the finely chopped tuna.
In the end, I realize that it was sort of a huge California roll fest with three dishes having avocado and crab meat. We paid around $15 each for the meal before tip. I was full, but I would've liked a variety of other sushi. I prefer sushi more than rolls, so I probably won't be back.
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100-3131 Chatham St