There’s a restaurant boom happening at the moment in Cambridge, we seem to inundated with new foodie spots each week, and one of the latest openings, Sticks’n’Sushi is one of my husband’s favourites, he loves sushi, so of course we had to go and check it out. First of all, I would like to apologise for the picture quality, these are off my mobile, it was date night and apparently taking my Canon camera along isn’t sexy or romantic, but I loved the food so much that I couldn’t help but snap a few pics while he was munching through the raw fish plate from our Sticks’n’Sushi set menu.
If you are thinking, oh no raw fish isn’t for me, the thing with Sticks’n’Sushi that I love is that it is for people who don’t need to like sushi, crazy as that sounds it’s true, the menu is much more than just salmon nigiri and tuna sashimi, you can have delicious vegetable options, salads, as well as hot meat and fish skewers, hence the Sticks in Sticks’n’Sushi, it’s the variety of the menu that makes this such a great place to eat with friends, or as a romantic date night.
For me, I’m more of a vegetable lover, my husband always gets me to try a different raw fish option, I think so far I’ve disliked the salmon and now tuna, but hey he loves to try. Even with not liking sushi I still have lots of options and one of my favourites is the Greenkeeper set menu, which has: Nigiri – Inari, avocado and tenderstem; Maki – Hosomaki inside-out with greens Sticks; king oyster mushroom, sweet potato, spicy edamame beans, grilled corn and seaweed salad.
We always opt for a set menu, as they offer options you wouldn’t usually try, and the thing with Sticks’n’Sushi is variety. I think my husband wants to work our way through them all, but he does love the main Sticks’n’Sushi menu as it has a bit of everything, raw fish and skewers: Nigiri – Salmon, tuna, shrimp and sea bass; Maki -Pink Alaska, spicy tuna, and gypsy roll; Sticks – Chicken with chili and teriyaki, pork belly and chicken meatballs.
For the first time I decided to go for dessert, I had food envy from a table near us, and just had to try the chocolate cake. You can get one individual one or try three, so little taster desserts and they work perfectly to end the meal with a matcha green tea. When it comes to drinks, of course, you can have any alcoholic drink you like, but for me, the refreshing raspberry lemonade is a must.