Yo Sushi Experience!

Little old me was adventurous today and decided to go with a work colleague to try some sushi at Yo Sushi on Princes Street. It only resulted in me spitting one bit of fish discreetly into a napkin – I think that classes as a success.

Throughout September they are running ‘ The Big £2.80 Bonanza’ on 44 of their dishes. Plates usually range from £2.20 to £6.00 so it is a bargain in my eye and no big loss if I had to go get a Greggs for my lunch after.

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I said to my colleague I would try one fish plate, his pick, but the rest I would choose. He placed a California Roll in front of me. As soon as I removed the lid I got a waft of seaweed. That was an instant no. However, I managed to take one bite which I struggled to swallow. No amount of water was saving this, so I did the classy thing and spat it into a napkin. Yuck.

My other 3 plates where Prawn Katsu, Chicken Gyoza and Tamango Nigiri (Japanese omelette). These went down no problem – once I had removed all evidence of any smelly seaweed.

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As the plates pass by on a revolving belt you can take them off yourself. If nothing takes your fancy you can press a button to order with the waitress from the menu. You can do this as many times as you like. I made use of this by hastily ordering a malted chocolate pot. It has been the best decision I have made ALL day. Although tiny, it is a must order from now on. I think it would really be the only reason I would venture back to Yo Sushi (sorry Sushi lovers). It is served with half a strawberry which I kindly gave to my colleague.

Between the two of us, we managed to eat our way through £27 worth of tiny plates. Me eating ones that had been deep fried and contained limited veg, my sushi loving colleague eating the spiciest, most fishest ones.

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It was definitely an experience, and not one I would rush to do again… unless chocolate pots were involved!

Got suggestions for my next adventure? Let me know!

 

 

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The Festival Village

Last week I went to my very first bloggers event. Check me out, I am actually classed as a blogger. Anyway, the meet up was taking place at the Festival Village on top of Waverley Mall which I walk by every day on my way to work. The area always seems to be bustling with people enjoying a drink, food and live music so I was glad to get this opportunity to try out what was on offer.

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We met at Fizz and Pearl which serves seafood and champagne… Yes, I was wining and dining on Moet and Oysters. Well not quite, as fish gives me the fear but the bubbles certainly went down a treat.

The atmosphere at Fizz and Pearl is very laidback. There are heaters dotted about to keep warm, comfy couches and a basket of fleece blankets you can help yourself to – perfect for cosying up. The menus, especially the alcohol one, have a wide range on offer. I went for a peachy gin cocktail and it tasted of summer – at £9 for one though I could only afford a few ha!

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There was talk of halloumi fries in the group so I went on a mission to try and find some. They were being served up by The Pitt Market along with steak and fries. This was probably the toughest decision of the night. Instead of picking, I settled on both. For photography purposes of course… wink wink.

This area of the Festival Village seemed to be more lively with pop up beer tents and live music from Malones. I tried to pose for candid blogger photos with the scenic views but failed miserably!

Now, this wouldn’t be a Crohn’s in the City post if the toilet situation never got a mention. The toilets are Portaloos but clean Portaloos with plenty loo roll and hand towels.

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After a toilet trip and a belly full of halloumi, Megan and I ventured over to Malones. You get hit with the Irish bar charm as soon as you step in. I spied Tatyo crisps on a shelf so will be returning to stock up. We both got a spirit and mixer each and buried our way into the crowds to find a seat. The singer was good belting out classics you could easily sing along to. As I was people watching my gaze landed on Pizza Geeks. I know, I bet you are thinking “how could you be hungry?” but for pizza I couldn’t refuse. I wondered over and ordered a cheese pizza. Again, for photo purposes only I told myself. It was made right in front of me in minutes from stretching the dough to baking in a fire pitt. For £6 the pizza was a decent size but could of done with a wee bit more cheese. I would eat another one, possibly the ‘Braveheart’.

It was getting dark but the atmosphere was still buzzing. The fireworks from the Tattoo started to go off so I took that as a sign to head home. Top tip – you get a really food few from the Butcher Boy stand which sadly I never got to try. At least it gives me a reason to return.

After all that food and drink I nearly had to be rolled home. Thanks Festival Village for letting me come along and to the Edinburgh Bloggers for answering my many questions!