Canary Wharf could become more exciting with Crossrail Place, which has officially open to the public on the 1st May 2015. The place have welcome homes to various restaurant groups including Stick’n’Sushi and there are still more due to open later this year.
It was only early this year when Stick’n’Sushi opened their first East London branch in Greenwich (https://chechemui.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/sticksnsushi-greenwich/), and now after a few months they say hello to Canary Wharf!
The Canary Wharf branch is much bigger than the Greenwich branch, but it has more of a feel like a warehouse/canteen compare to the Covent Garden and Greenwich branches.
We started off our meal with trying two different types of edamame beans.
Spicy edamame beans which is served with a warm spicy miso.
The grilled edamame beans was my favourite out of the one we had and is better than a plain bowl of edamame beans. It was warm and has a tasty charcoal flavour.
I always seem to discover some thing new at the pre-launch and this time was the Hotate Kataif Bites. This consist of scallop in kataifl with miso-ailoli, trout roe and cress. It has become my current favourite dish at Stick’n’Sushi and one I recommend trying.
When you dine at Stick’n’Sushi I recommend not to go for the typical plain sashimi and sushi. But be adventurous and try what make them special by using a range of ingrendients to bring you new age sashimi/sushi.
We tried the Salmon carpaccio consisting of salmon, daikon, chives, lime marinade, trout row and miso-aioli. The combination was nice with a much lighter flavour than their Soy Cured Salmon. But I actually prefer the strong flavours you get from the soy cured salmon.
For those who do not know yet or have not read my previous post, Stick’n’Sushi not only serves sushi but also sticks (Yakitori as more commonly known). We selected the Scallop wrapped in smoked bacon with miso herb butter, Lamb chop with miso herb butter, Rib-eye beef with Japanese barbecue marinade, Miso marinated black cod.
Finally, dessert we selected the Yuzu sorbet, Coconut cake, White coffee creme brulee, Dark fondant with chocolate caramel and peppermint heart, topped with hazelnut brittle.
If you follow my blog then you will remember the recommendation of their white coffee creme brulee and after trying it again this is still one I recommend out of all the creme brulee on the menu.
I had the oppotunity to try the black sesame ice cream on top of these and was surprised by the flavour. I am not a fan of sesame but actually preferred it over the Yuzu sorbet. The black sesame flavour was we not very strong and well balance.
As well as the food, the cocktails at Stick’n’Sushi are good to have with the food. There are a variety of choices and there are even virgin cocktails for those who want to stay dry.
My first visit did not leave me with the best impression of Stick’n’Sushi, but being given the oppotunity to their pre-launch has started to change my presepction of their food. It is not perfect but there is some thing about the concept that makes me want to return.
Stick’n’Sushi (Canary Wharf)
1 Crossrail Place,