A new restaurant for me, and since they advertised plantain in the sushi, I was excited. However, I’m used to potato like, fried, crispy plantains from Haiti. I know it’s not on the vegan chef challenge, but I ordered the plantain appetizer. My sister really enjoyed them but for me, very sweet and mushy.
The restaurant was very cute, nicely decorated, very clean, and the staff was informative and attentive. They also had the Vegan Chef Challenge tables tents but they went a step further and had their vegan menu items pictured on a color, glossy, post card on top of each regular menu…nice touch.
We were soon joined by Patty and we ordered from the vegan chef challenge menu. We decided to order the Dragon Fireballs appetizer and the plate of Vegan Trio assorted sushi. We also ordered some vegetable tempura. Only one of us like the normal seaweed wrap so that made the sushi my least favorite. Patty thought to ask and they switched out the seaweed for a wheat wrap of some kind. And they mentioned that they could do that anytime with any of their sushi on any visit. Awesome!
Okay, not liking seaweed and really hating raw fish, eating sushi has never been a big thing for me. But I was pleasantly surprised when the cucumber and plantain sushi had been fried after it was made, I think in a bit of teriyaki…very nice.
But the big winner was the Dragon Fireballs appetizer! The sushi was dipped in tempura and fried, making it nice and crunchy but the fire sauce was outstanding. I think it truly was the main course for all of us. So, I am saying it here first…Caribbean Sushi’s Dragon Fireballs is my 1st winner for the appetizer category in this Vegan Chef Challenge…well, so far! So many restaurants, so much to try!