The Travelling Sushi Festival at Shizusan – World inspired Sushis! — Reviewed!

What: The Travelling Sushi Festival
Where: Shizusan - Pune, Mumbai, and Bangalore
When: 11th July 2017 to 31st July 2017
Cost: Rs.565++/ Rs.665++ for 8 pieces veg/non-veg respectively.

My love for sushi is not hidden. I try to taste sushis almost every place which serves and am still adamant on my belief that if you want to try sushi for the first time or want to develop the palate for it, Shizusan is the place. Read about my first visit to Shizusan and the recommendations about what you can order. The Asian pop-up Bistro manages to keep the Sushi authentic yet as per the Indian palate.

Chef Paul Kinny is the man behind the kitchen dishing out some amazing plates. Last year, I still remember the Around the World with 9 Sushi Festival which had a menu of nine innovative sushi, each from a different part of the world.

And this year is the Travelling Sushi Festival in which the ingredients are the hero of the dish. For the 23-day festival starting 10th July 2017, Shizusan has a menu with 8 creative maki rolls with equal vegetarian and non-vegetarian options as follows...

Vegetarian...(Described below)
  • Chiang Mai Uramaki
  • Mediterranean Roll
  • Greek Maki
  • Tutto Funghi Uramaki
  • Norwegian Salmon Maki - Smoked Salmon, Sauerkraut, Philadelphia Cheese, Cranberries, Mustard Artichokes and Toasted Sesame
  • Jamaican Roll-Crayfish Tempura, Spicy Jerk Mayo, Activated Charcoal and Agave Rice
  • Sri Lankan Roll- Spicy Crabmeat, Coconut Cream, Sambal, Beetroot Rice and Yam Crisps
  • Peking Duck Maki-Smoked Duck, Hoisin, Sweet Chili Glaze, Cucumber, Crunchy Wanton (Strips and Scallions)
Chiang Mai Uramaki was my one of the favourites. It had the richness of avocado, the crunch of asparagus, spiciness of sriracha mayo, bird's eye chilies and chilli powder. This sushi plate had all the bang on flavours. I love uramaki as compared to other maki rolls because it has seaweed inside and rolled rice outside. Loved it. Highly Recommended!

Second exciting roll with Hummus as a major ingredient was the Mediterranean Roll with Z’atar, Zucchini, Young Pickled Spinach and Carrots. So pretty looking! Recommended!

Greek Maki
was next on the table. This cool and creamy sushi had Peppers, Feta, Celery, Daikon, Tzatziki, Dill Mayo and Truffle Oil. Basic condiments but the taste was just delish. Yum. 

My most favourite sushi of the day was Tutto Funghi Uramaki. Can you imagine a deadly combination of mushrooms and sushis? It totally and absolutely works. Crispy Mushrooms, White Shimeji Tempura, Kewpie Mayo, Snow Peas stuffed into nori rolls, topped with edible chive flower and served with pickled ginger and wasabi made this absolutely flavourful. This sushi was a burst of flavours in my mouth. A must have. Highly Highly Recommended!

Post sushi-eating ritual, I was overwhelmed by the Peanut Butter pie. This dessert is surely a crowd-pleaser. Pie hit just the right sweet note. Nutty peanut butter mellows with the cream cheese and the taste is uplifted by the layer of chocolate. This peanut butter pie is so decadently dreamy! Must try!

Tiramisu too was wiped away in no time. 
So, guys what are you waiting for? If are a sushi-lover like me, I am sure you wouldn't want to miss this festival.