I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I spent most of the festive season eating! Hence the diet I’m desperate to start right now, but that’s another post for another day.
My husband and I are really creatures of habit when it comes to where we dine. On the rare occasion we step out of our comfort zone, 9 times out of 10, we end up disappointed and we wish that we just went somewhere reliable. Somewhere where they serve good food. Every. Single. Time.
One of those good food places is Fushin. If you’re a friend of mine (or my 8yr old daughter), you know that our love for Fushin knows no limits. Payday or end of the month salticrax days, when the craving hits, Fushin is the place that beckons us…welcomes us. Seriously, we see the waiters there more than our own family members.
Fushin has 2 restaurants in Port Elizabeth at the moment, one situated in the vibey Richmond Hill area and the other, the Champagne and Tapas Bar, situated in the Baywest Mall.
I was so excited to learn that Fushin would be opening in Baywest mall, but I’ll be honest when I say, I’m not the biggest fan of the concept of eating in public. I feel we’re eating ‘high end’ sushi, and for that I think an enclosed restaurant would feel more appropriate. I am no food critic or ‘knower of all’, so this is just my feeling. I’m sure the owner had his reasons for the layout, and despite my feelings, we go and do the eat in public thing, because the food is THAT GOOD!
When I say we are creatures of habit, I mean it. Our order without fail:
Starter -as many tempura prawns as we can afford.
Sushi – The Blue Flame and The Peruvian Prince. (They were out of scallops on the day we went, so we opted for the Mexican Tuna instead)
In winter I live on their thai green chicken curry <3 It’s the best in PE for sure!
Drinks – A glass of dry white wine for me and some sort of beer for the mister. He claims this craft beer is the best he’s ever had 😉
Besides being beautifully presented, the food always tastes as good as it looks.
I meet many people that seem to think Fushin is a very pricey restaurant, but I maintain, go to another fish and chips sort of sushi dig, and for fifty bucks you get 4 pieces of sushi, whereas a Mexican Tuna for example is around eighty bucks for 8 pieces. So when you compare the price to the actual quantity, nope, Fushin is definitely not expensive and you’re getting top quality sushi. Wine a smidgen on the pricey side if you’re going by the glass. For R48 a glass I’d like my glass slightly more filled. #JustSaying
My mom only started eating sushi later (like super late, you know, because she’s a fossil now 😉 ) in life, because she was curious as to what her 5yr old granddaughter was so obsessed with. Today my mom only eats sushi from Fushin (it kind of runs in the family), so you have to know it’s THAT good!
We need to share the good spots to eat in Port Elizabeth. I’m just so sick of wasting money on an experience and food that I didn’t enjoy. So I hope if you’ve never tried Fushin before, you’ll give them a try, though seriously, by now…everybody SHOULD have tried Fushin at least once 😉
Have you eaten there before? What’s your favourite sushi spot?