Quite simply the most disgusting meal I have ever had.
I'm a sushi pig. Everyone knows that. And in general I'll eat anything not nailed down. But ...
Mikaku in Salamanca Place has been famous for its sushi buffet for years. Almost as famous is the filthy carpet and nauseating toilets. But hey, we'd figured we're not eating off the floor or the toilet, and so over the years the sushi buffet has been an occasional indulgence in gluttony for gluttony's sake.
That is, until a recent weekend.
We arrived just after opening. Being just after opening, we thought we'd be first-ish in line for a super-fresh sushi buffet hog-fest. Maybe God was trying to tell me something about gluttony (a bit late now), but instead of super-fresh sushi, this is what we found:
- The mayonnaise tasted tinny - was it off?
- The omelette atop the "egg sushi" was grey around the edges. How long had it sat there?
- The rice in each piece of sushi was stale.
- The tonic in my g & t was flat.
- And then there was the tuna ...
The "raw tuna" was chewy, very chewy. It was chewy for a very good reason. It wasn't tuna.
Sitting on the counter behind the sushi bar was a lump of silverside sitting in its open supermarket packaging. This is what was being sliced up and passed off as tuna.
For the sake of your health, for the sake of all that is holy, avoid this place. I'm of a mind to call the health inspector. Look out, here comes another wave of nausea!
p.s. If you want sushi there are only two things you need to know:
- Orizuru in the Mure's complex
- Kawasemi in Moonah
Both have Japanese masters in the kitchen. The only authentic Japanese to be had in Hobart.