Sunday, 21 October 2012

Review - Yazu Sushi

After we went for sushi on Friday night, my companion commented on how the Japanese attitude to consuming was markedly different to the English. It reminded me of another time when someone was talking about how they were trying to get Mr. Edamame to befriend them by spending £40 each on sushi night but he was unimpressed by their divulging in excess. At Yazu, we had fourteen plates. I don't know if that counts as excess but we left with how our uncouth Western palates had condemned us to feeling: unsatisfied
We weren't still hungry but we certainty weren't the kind of full a £30 meal would usually leave you feeling Learning about consequentialism recently also brings to mind something an old friend once said about finishing a meal which you've paid for. It maximises your utility and makes most sense to eat as much as you're comfortable with because you're paying for the experience of eating out, not for the portion of food i.e. it's a better use of your money to eat only as much as you want to. Similarly, I know that price is associated with taste and quality, not portion size, but my shallow, overdrawn pockets still want me to feel like I've eaten well. In the full sense. In terms of quality, this place was really top notch. All eleven of the dishes we'd tried were really, really delicious. A cut above all other sushi I've tried. The flavours harmonised with nothing too strong but everything distinct, it was wonderful. Unfortunately, since it was a conveyor belt system, I'm not entirely sure which eleven dishes they were. Particular highlights were the seabass sashimi. It was ALIVE with flavour. Unfortunately I can't be more specific about the other dishes so this looks like it'll be a crap blog entry. I really enjoyed the roe peppering the outside of the rice on some of the rolls though. And surprisingly, I didn't really enjoy the salmon sashimi. A look at the menu makes me feel a little disappointed at all the things we didn't get to try because of the conveyer belt set up. But at least everything I tried was good to excellent. And we did try a lot. We afforded to go here because I'd bought a Living Social deal which made the fourteen dishes and two beers less than half price. If we'd paid full price, dinner would have been a lot more expensive. I suppose the Mayfair location should've let slip the lesson I'm to learn from this meal: sushi is a luxury for the rich. And good incentive to become rich too.

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