Okay. Of course we didn't expect great sushi here. We didn't even expect good sushi. This is, after all, not Japan, not even Manila but Coron in Palawan. We didn't expect horrible sushi either, however that was exactly was this was. The dinner went something like this:
Me: "Can we have the tuna nigiri, please?"
Waitress: "Sorry, we're out of tuna, we only have salmon"
Me: "Alright, we'll take the salmon then. Can I have a mango shake, please?"
Waitress: "Sorry, no mango"
Me: "Oh okay, what kind of fruit do you have then?"
Waitress: "Sorry, we have no fruit"
Me: "Uhm okay, just a water then, thanks"
A few minutes later..
Waitress: "Would you like pickled ginger or raw ginger for your sushi, Sir?"
Me: "Pickled ginger, please"
Waitress: "We don't have picked ginger"
Me: "Uhm.. okay, I guess I'll have the fresh ginger then.."
Sushi arrived. The salmon had just been pulled out of the freezer so it was ice cold and so wet it was leaking water on the plate. The fish to rice ratio on the nigiri was about 1:6, in fact I've never seen a bigger rice ball on sushi before. The rice was luke warm and fell apart the moment it touched the soy sauce. The wasabi was without flavor.
The salmon itself was soggy without any taste to it, a slight hint of salmon perhaps but that was about it. The sashimi was the same. The two lonely prawns on top of two massive luke warm rice balls looked old and the tail of the prawn was black for some reason.
Bill was 750 pesos. We couldn't wait to leave.
And to the reviewer claiming that nowhere is there fresher sushi than on top of the water the fish was caught in: Salmon is not caught in the Philippines.
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