Who would have thought that slapping together a chunk of raw fish, a clump of sticky rice, a slice of avo and dried seaweed could taste so amazingly good? It’s like cows’ milk, how did the person who realised that it was drinkable, explain the discovery to their friends?
The hostess showed us to our table and we sat down next to two old ladies who had a little blonde child with them. Our table was lovely, if we had been a couple on a date it would have been very romantic. However, the little blonde child insisted on staring at us. Not just a subtle little peek every now and then, he actually swivelled around in his chair and made awkward eye contact for the full 2 hours that we were there.
Our waiter was clearly one of those guys who had been in the industry his whole life. He knew the menu backwards, he was confidant and a graceful air about him, to the point where you actually wanted to punch him in the face.
I ordered a Peach Bellini and my friend had a Coconut and Blood Orange Mojito, which originally didn’t appeal to me in the slightest, but after tasting it, it is very refreshing and has an interesting flavour.
To start we ordered Dim Sum, which are steamed parcels with various fillings such as spinach and cream cheese; beef, ginger and coriander; and prawn and spring onion. We also had 2 bowls of miso soup, a hot broth with seaweed, tofu, spring onion, soya sauce and miso paste. Within 10 minutes of placing our order we had received our starters and both the Dim Sum and the miso soup were cooked to absolute perfection. The spinach and cream cheese parcels were decadent and rich, possibly one of the most delicious items on their menu. The ginger, garlic, chilli and soya sauce dipping-paste, took their Dim Sum from phenomenal to out-of-this-world.
For our main we decided to share the Sevruga platter; 26 pieces of sushi for R110. On the platter was salmon, tuna and seared tuna sashimi, salmon roses, salmon and tuna california rolls, salmon rainbow rolls and prawn tempura rolls. I asked the waiter for some 7-spice to add a little fire to my sushi. It adds extra depth, along with the soya sauce, ginger, wasabi and mayo, allowing you to mix up the flavour to your own liking.
Sevruga has an incredibly diverse menu which I am yet to try since I can’t bring myself to eat anything other than their sushi and Dim Sum. Next time I go, I am going to try one of their tasting menu’s which are either 2-course (R120) or 3-course (R140) offerings of their most popular meals.
I tried to find something to complain about with regards to the food and honestly, I couldn’t come up with anything. Even the price was a delight, considering how much we ate, the bill came to an affordable R220. Other than the creepy little staring boy and the punchable waiter, everything was perfect.
Note to self: I must not forget my Bubbles loyalty card at home next time because I didn’t get my 10% cash back on the card. Ask your waiter for one next time you are there.