Gulli is probably reading this and shaking her head thinking ‘Bin, oh Bin. Watch me push that broccoli and carrot down your throat). Jokes aside, no one ever tried to push any broccoli, tomatoes, eggplants, carrots and co down my throat. So no, disclaimer notice: No Bin was harmed in the making.
Now, if you’ve known me long enough, you would know that I’m not a big vegan lifestyle fan. Gosh, I’m not even a big vegetable eater. The only few times I’ve WILLINGLY volunteered to eat either a vegetarian meal, or a vegan meal is when I am hanging out with my vegan friends. Honestly, it doesn’t feel like an obligation for me but just out of respect. So yah.
Anyways, today I had a cosy and laughter-filled lunch date with my friends at ……… SUSHI KITCHEN! A vegan sushi style restaurant in Kota Damansara! I’ll talk more about the location and how to get there etc, but first- just a quick review 🙂
Tbh, I thought I’d regret it and was wondering to myself, why didn’t I suggest somewhere more wholesome with hearty good meals, that are good for my heart on a spiritual level, but not in terms of cardiovascular health.
But, did I regret it?
NOPE. Not at all. I didn’t. In fact, I loved it! Despite the fact that there were no tuna, salmon or any hint of meat-related product in my sushi; I still love it and would recommend it! Seriously. Just look at the pictures and you’ll be convinced yourself.
I don’t want to bore you too much with the introduction and a whole back-story so I’ll just insert the pictures and narrate as I go (read it in maybe a Morgan Freeman or David Attenborough voice)? Idk? Sounds cool, maybe?
We ordered two plates of sushi to share. One was global warming and the other an off-the-menu mango sushi. I had to use this opportunity to say – I ate global warming for the first meal of the day! TAKE THAT AND LET’S SNUFF SOME CLIMATE CHANGE Y’ALL!
It tasted much better than I imagined with the vegan floss, sauce and all around, just some really fresh and zesty vegetables and seasoning. I think the most important part of vegan meals are the seasoning and the use of fresh ingredients. It’s really about being creative and making the best out of a limited range of groceries you can play with. Well, not really limited so, don’t take me literally but you know what I mean. You don’t have eggs, milk and other dairy products, and no meat to help make your meal a filling one for the tummy. So, you really have to work with the freshest ingredients you have in the meat-free and dairy-free aisle.
Honestly, two FRIGGIN BIG thumbs up to vegan chefs out there for their creation!
The mango sushi was GOOD. I was a bit skeptical at first because Mango + Sushi? Hmm, not the best duo in my mind. And wasabi too?! That’s too much going on in my mouth and I wouldn’t even know what to feel.
BUT! Post mango sushi thoughts: YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW FRESH THIS IS! It’s refreshing not only for the mind but for your tastebud as well, all of it! Every single nerve, connector(?), taster in your tongue…they are about to be swirled away into the most refreshing 0.7s adventure!
The combination worked out great! The carrot, cucumber, mango, rice, seaweed and sweet sauce. And again, the key to making savoury vegan meals is all about fresh ingredients and trying out different combinations. Take the risk and just plunge into whatever you might think as a weird combo (at first).
OH! Of course, I also had a main meal. It’s called Happy Spicy Noodles? You get to choose the level of spiciness that you want from Level 1 to 10. Level 5 is the usual one that they served and I, obviously opted for Level 2. If I can cry from eating a spicy McD burger….an actual spicy meal would have sealed the deal for me to be yeeted (to disappear) away.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of my noodles since I pretty much gobbled everything down the moment it was served.
NOW! How do we get to Sushi Kitchen? And is it only available in Kota Damansara?
Easy peasy and nope, it is not only available in Kota Damansara.
There are two branches – one in KD and the other one in Penang. So, if you’re in Penang or will be heading there anytime soon, definitely do not miss this place. You won’t regret it, trust me.
I got to the one Kota Damansara really easily:
- Just hop on to any MRT station and take the one heading towards PJ or Damansara side of town.
- Stop at the MRT Kota Damansara station and you’ll find Sushi Kitchen just 400m away from the station.
- Walk for about 5 mins and you’ll arrive!
There’s no stopping you now!
Sushi Kitchen- Kota Damansara Branch
6-1, I RESIDENCE, Persiaran Surian, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
As for the one in Penang – I don’t really know where the exact location is so I guess you’ll just have to use Google Maps or Waze to find the way. Also, they have quite a few other branches in Penang itself so just head to the nearest one to where you are staying.
I hope you do try out this sushi chain and if you do, let me know! ❤