Caviar & Bananas has been making a lot of fun changes to their menu lately, with new salads, new brunch offerings, and now a totally new sushi menu. Since I have yet to meet a sushi roll I didn’t like, I decided to give the new menu a try and let you guys know which ones are worth trying, and which you should skip.
Creole White Fish - $9.95
Blackened white fish, snap peas, shaved jalapeño, red bell pepper, roasted tomato, brown rice, Asian remoulade sauce
This I think was my favorite roll of them all. The Asian remoulade sauce is quite delicious and lighter than your typical spicy mayo. I’m not crazy about the snap peas (which make an appearance in many of the rolls at C&B), but they do add a nice layer of crunch without the added calories of tempura.
Crispy Crab & Coconut - $8.95
Coconut fried crab, julienned carrots, scallions, daikon radish, brown rice, and peanut red curry sauce
This one was also really delicious, and I loved the Asian flair with the coconut and red curry peanut sauce. It was super inventive and unique while not getting too complicated. All the flavors really complemented each other well.
Cucumber and Avocado - $5.50
Cucumber, avocado, citrus cream cheese, brown rice, sweet soy reduction
The only things that really set this roll apart from any other cucumber & avocado roll is that it uses citrus cream cheese and has a sweet soy reduction. These distinctions definitely give a little extra to the roll than you’re used to getting, but it’s very subtle. The soy reduction is a little sweeter than typical soy sauce and the citrus cream cheese adds some brightness to the roll.
Salmon Citrus - $6.95
Salmon, snap peas, shaved jalapeño, cucumber, cilantro, white rice, lime sauce
This was the only inside out roll of the bunch, so it had a different texture to it than the other rolls. The lime sauce was nice and creamy without being too tart or sour. My only complaint with this roll was that I wish there had been some avocado or something else inside to give it extra creaminess because it was a little dry.
Shrimp Pad Thai - $9.50
Poached shrimp, egg, peanuts, scallions, cilantro, white rice, pad Thai sauce, lime
This one really took me aback at first bite. I really wasn’t prepared for the flavor profile here. It legitimately tastes like pad Thai that’s heavy on the egg (so it’s a little spongy). But after I got over the initial shock, I found that I actually really liked it. If you’re not super adventurous when it comes to sushi, I’d opt for one of the more traditional rolls.
Spicy Crab - $5.95
Spicy crab, snap peas, cucumber, white rice, spicy chili sauce
This was probably my least favorite, probably just because I’m not a huge fan of the snap peas. It was very fresh tasting, like a salad in a roll. The spicy chili sauce was a little overpowering because it’s got such a strong flavor.
Enjoy taste testing all of these rolls for yourself at Caviar & Bananas on George Street and in the Market!