I always find their assortment of sushi and bento boxes very affordable and I like how everything is made fresh daily. Their Negitoro Temaki ($3.95) is pretty much a Negitoro maki roll before it’s cut.
At Izumi-Ya, I realize they sell Cream Caramel cups from a Japanese dessert bakery called Cake-Ya. They come in a variety of flavours ranging from Original to Black Sesame.
Even though I wanted to get all of them, I resisted and just got three flavours to try. 😛 All of these were honestly so good, it’s a given that I’ll be back to try more!
This is the Royal Milk Tea Cream Caramel ($2.50). The bottom of the cup has some sweet syrup which goes really well with the light pudding custard.
The Black Sesame Cream Caramel ($2.50) was my absolute favourite!! The black sesame flavour was prominent, but not overwhelming. It was the perfect amount.
The Original Custard Cream Caramel ($2.35) was actually my least favourite. I think it’s because I ate this after the black sesame one so the flavours seemed more toned down and bland in comparison.
They also sell hot cooked food too! Their BBQ Salmon Cheek ($5.95) was grilled perfectly and they gave quite a few pieces per package too.
Their Yakiniku ($3.25) is essentially beef short ribs. I loved the marinade and the toasted sesames on top.
The Salmon Roll ($3.45) is pretty standard. The quality of the salmon is always really good so I’ve never been let down.
On my last visit, I noticed something super cool! They have fried oysters as one of the Bento Box varieties!! Because I absolutely loveeeee oysters, I had to get this.
The Oyster Fry Bento ($6.95) contains five small fried oysters, spinach gomae, a mashed potato salad, white rice, and an assortment of vegetables and fishballs/ fish puffs. This bento box was incredibly filling and worth every penny! The fried oysters were small but really crunchy (due to the panko crust) and absolutely delicious!
The Uni was very soft and tasted a little fishy. I’m no expert on Uni but I liked it. 😛 The Shimaaji and Snow Crab was really good but not extraordinary. If they sold just an “Uni Combo”, I would totally get that instead!
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
courtesy of http://comedygoogle.blogspot.com/2011/11/funny-and-creative-food-items.html