Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Blue C Sushi

First I should say: I don't eat fish.

But I really like sushi, and am always on the hunt for a good vegetarian roll. I really enjoy eating at Blue C because they have many vegi options:

1. Tofu roll: has all of the regular stuff you may expect from a vegi roll... tofu, avacado, cucumber, sprouts, etc. I think it compares well to the fancier vegi-rolls of the more expensive sushi joints.

2. Tempura Vegi roll: I haven't found this any place else, and it is super good... fresh hot greenbeans lightly fried in a tempura batter and then rolled. The contrasting textures are really pleaseing.

3. Avacado and Cucumber rolls: old standbys that are cheap... I think that an avacado roll (6 pieces) is around $1.50.

4. Lots of non-sushi items... sesamie noodles, cucumber salad, potatoes katsu, spinich gomai (I'm not sure how to spell that... it is a ball of steamed spinich in a sesami soy sauce), soft tofu in a chili sauce, etc

Like just about everybody who eats there, I was curious about the "how long does it go around the belt?" factor, and asked one of the waitresses. I learned that there are bar codes on the back of each dish on the belt, and that each dish is scanned each time it passes around the belt and plates not taken in a certain amount of time (I don't remember how much time exactly, but it was a surpriseingly short time) the dish is removed.

Blue C Sushi in Seattle


lily said...

next time you go to blue c, ask for a V-8 roll- it's my fave. i don't remember what it is exactly, butit's spicy and topped with avocado and salsa. totally unexpected and not very japanese but delicious all the same! sometimes it's on the belt, but if it's not, you can order it.

Kasey said...

They hve a good deal of vegan and even glutan free options as well. Also the food can only go around the belt for 4 hours according to health code, but Blue C quality standards only allow the food to go around for 90 minutes. See this article.