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Raymond’s Sushi Adventures: Episode #238: Sushi Bar Nagomi

Gibsons, $$$$ (Luxurious)

Whereas a four-hour bus experience to the east can take me to Harrison Scorching Springs, a four-hour bus experience to the west can take me to Sunshine Coast, an ideal vacation spot when scorching climate is within the forecast. Wanting to save lots of my urge for food, I left the home early within the morning with out having eaten breakfast, hoping to seize my first chew at Sushi Bar Nagomi.

Nevertheless, a stalled automobile delaying my ferry by over an hour was not precisely a part of my itinerary. By the point the ferry really departed, I had already explored each nook and cranny of it. I wasn’t that hungry, however I used to be so bored that I made a decision to order a Pirate Pak from the White Spot onboard since I had by no means had one earlier than. Attempting to be well mannered, I really requested them, “are adults allowed to order Pirate Paks?” Sure, I heard a couple of chuckles round me, and sure, I resorted to meals for leisure.

Simply over 5 hours after I left dwelling, I lastly arrived at Sushi Bar Nagomi, a quaint sushi restaurant constructed inside a home in downtown Gibsons. Run by a Japanese chef (Chef Hiro), the restaurant served a primarily conventional Japanese menu with primarily nigiri, sashimi, donburi, teishoku units, sushi rolls, and appetizers, amongst different issues.

The restaurant’s title, Nagomi, has two meanings in Japanese: genuine style and comfy. It simply fulfilled each of those. I wished to take my time on the restaurant, however due to the delayed ferry, I arrived solely 45 minutes earlier than they closed on the finish of lunch service. I swiftly picked a couple of issues from the menu and made positive to not order a lot that I might be holding the workers behind resulting from my sluggish consuming and running a blog course of.

Sesame Tuna Poke – A+

The Sesame Tuna Poke got here in a surprisingly small portion contemplating that it was $9.50. Nevertheless, it was additionally so surprisingly well-executed that I might have paid double the worth for it. The diced, marinated tuna was extraordinarily contemporary and tender, and the wasabi mayonnaise utilized in conservative quantities gave it the proper quantity of kick. Complementing the wonderful easy end of the tuna was a small serving to of contemporary, creamy avocado. A tangy, refreshing gentle soy sauce introduced all of the elements collectively and made this the most effective appetizers I’ve ever had.

Hiroll – B

Named after Chef Hiro, the Hiroll consisted of untamed salmon, bay scallops, a tempura prawn, avocado and mayonnaise all wrapped in a soy sheet. The soy sheet offered an egg-like flavour with a fluffy texture. The elements had been contemporary and had been a delight when eaten individually, however flavours had been getting misplaced within the combine. I could not really style the tempura prawn with out taking the roll aside.

Saba Nigiri – A

Wild Sockeye Salmon Nigiri – B-

Toro Nigiri – A

The nigiri, for essentially the most half, beat my expectations. The Saba Nigiri was tender and never too salty, and the rice was properly made and flavoured. The salmon exhibited some flawed slicing and didn’t style as contemporary as the opposite items. Nevertheless, the Toro Nigiri was very creamy and buttery and was tender sufficient to soften in my mouth.

General, I extremely loved my quite brief expertise at Sushi Bar Nagomi. The service was very pleasant, they usually did their finest to not rush me although it was time for them to shut up. A lot of the meals was very well-prepared, and Sushi Bar Nagomi stacks as much as the genuine locations I have been to in Metro Vancouver. I’ll most certainly make a return go to the subsequent time I come to Sunshine Coast to flee the recent climate.

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