Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Welcome to My Nightmare

They say it is better to try and to fail than to never try at all, but Sushi Dor, the new Japanese restaurant which opened two blocks down from us, offers us proof that, many times in life, it is simply better not to bother.

If there's one thing we'd like to see succeed in this town (beside an actual bar with a bartender who knows what the hell he's doing), it's a sushi place. Seriously, if you were a polar bear, and you saw us tearing into a jumbo platter after being away from the State for a few months you'd say, "Whoa, whoa, whoa...slow down! Chew!" And now there's a sushi place a hundred yards away.

Correction: a Mexican sushi place. Not only is everything made with cream cheese ("philadelphia"; note the philadelphia maki, which is cream cheese wrapped in cream cheese), but nothing - nothing! is made with fish. (Surimi doesn't count.) This bears repeating: on our street is a restaurant called Sushi Dor that offers a no fish, all cream cheese and avocado menu. They call their dishes "Makis Tradicionales," but we can't even begin to imagine what "tradition" they're referring to. Speaking of traditions, we wonder if the proprietors have ever heard of Seppuku.

(For what it's worth, we think cream cheese and surimi might be pretty good on a bagel. But let's not even talk about how unlikely that is.)


Joy said...

This probably isn't particularly useful, but there IS excellent sushi in the DF neighborhood of Polanco -- Tori Tori. No cream cheese in the building.

Burro Hall said...

I'll be there in three hours.

Jorge Arturo said...

Try the cantina in 5 de mayo, is an old cantina (very mexican stereotype) near la cruz, which I guess is near your home.

Also the bar Alkimia also in 5 de mayo, they have some nice cocktails, they don't have the bar tender like the one you like.

Maybe outside historic center, like "tiro al pichón" in Constituyentes in the restaurant "El Cacerio" or in Josecho's (there are three or four restaurants and bars there)

In sushi, I encourage you to open your own restaurant, in which you use tofu instead of philadelphia. I will go there.

There is a very affordable sushi place (still philadelphia) in Av. Universidad almost with Bernardo Quintana, called Sushi Toki Tori or something like that, is a wood cabin, looks like a taco place.

Lazlo Lozla said...

Ha, have you tried the "Chinese" restaurants? Or the "Mexican" food in the US, for that matter. Or "Italian". Or...