A good sushi these days is hard to find.
Michie Sushi in Ranelagh is a delightful little takeaway hidden away off the main street. Sushi joints are on the increase in the country. Not fast enough though. This is a really tasty and healthy cuisine that other western countries have taken to much quicker than here in Ireland.
Michie Sushi makes its sushi fresh. It is a little more expensive than other takeaway sushi I’ve seen around the place. For example a Fire Dragon Roll with eel and avocado is €12.50 in Michie. That would be around 6 pieces of ura maki. I’ve seen 8 pieces of ura maki sushi in Townsend Cuisine sushi bar in the city centre for €6.50.
But it’s not fresh in the Townsend and you are also dealing with a lot of western-style sushi options such as ham and chicken. Bleurgh.
I wish sushi providers over here didn’t try and westernise their offering with fillings that seem gross. I’m not that much of an expert but I can only assume that some things were never meant to be wrapped in rice and covered in horseradish and pickled ginger.
Anyway, I digress. Michie Sushi is more traditional in its options, albeit more expensive. Soft Shell Crab roll with spring onion, flying fish roe, avocado. Tempura Roll with ebi fry, avocado, mayo and sesame seeds. Fire Dragon Roll with seven spice, eel, avocado, and teriyaki are just some of the specials all priced at €12.50.
They do combos of different types of sushi too ranging from €9 – 13 and I found them to be pretty flexible in terms of moving things around. There is also an extensive hot food menu including Yaki Udon, Katsu Curry and Cha Han, all at around the €9 mark.
11 Chelmsford Lane
Tel: 01 497 6438
Fax: 01 497 6488
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.michiesushi.com