Yoobi's angle is Temaki. Quick sushi lesson coming up, those round rice and seaweed morsels that are ever so common, and often bastardised are called Maki, Temaki is something quite different. Still the main component being rice encased in seaweed, but here it's shaped into a cone. OK so not that different but I am easily impressed. Apparently they're popular in Brazil, which makes Temaki and in turn Yoobi very fusion. From Japan to Brazil to England. I'm all for the melting pot of what is modern British cuisine, especially when it delivers in acres of quality like Yoobi does.
I know I should begin by talking about how delicious and fresh the fish is, which I will later, but I want to start with the seaweed. Its crisp and packed with savoury/umami flavour which brings the rest of the ingredients together. Consider it more than a seaweed cloak to safeguard the other ingredients but instead consider it fundamental to the complete beauty of a Temaki.
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Before Yoobi had arrived I'd never eaten much sushi, due perhaps to the lack of good quality sushi available. That has all changed with the arrival of Yoobi. I never thought that Brazilian inspired sushi would excite me so much but it has. The quality of ingredients and attention to detail is evident from the first bite. I imagine I will be frequenting Yoobi fairly often from now on and I suggest you do the same.
Current Favourite: Spicy Tuna - tuna, romaine lettuce, croutons, spicy sauce, rice.