New Generation Sushi
493 Bloor St West
Japanese is always the safest bet when you’re hungry and walking around Toronto. The restaurants are easy to find. And the food is usually satisfying enough to fill your empty stomach and kill, if you have one, that sushi craving. There are times when the fish isn’t fresh. There are times when servings are smaller than expected. And in most cases, the food is just enough to do you right. New Generation, though, exceeded our expectations.
New Generation is known for having cheap prices and being the main competition for the ever-so famous Sushi On Bloor right down the street. Tanner has had her experiences with Sushi on Bloor, and she basically says you get what you pay for. I assumed New Generation would be the same.
We went to New Generation during lunch hour, just in time to catch their lunch specials. They have pretty big specials menu with combinations of dishes or a simple bowl of terriyaki or udon, each for about $6.99. I ordered the Grilled Chicken Udon Soup with Salad. I definitely can’t say it was the best bowl of soup as the broth a bit salty and though it says grilled, the chicken seemingly tasted pan-fried. The udon, though, was silky smooth and was so soft that the noodles basically melt in your mouth. Definitely, definitely a good thing for me.
For Tanner, her order of Oyako Don, breaded chicken breast and fried egg on a bed of rice, brought her back to her trip to Japan. Although she thought that the rice was too much (it always is), the helping of chicken and egg on top was a considerably generous amount that you’d forget you were stuffing your face with rice. I’ve always had the belief that too much is SO much better than too little!
Dare I say that this Unagi Dragon Maki ($8.95) was the best roll with unagi I’ve had? (Trust me, I’ve had my share of Black Dragon Rolls) The BBQ sauce on top of the eel had a nice balance of tangy and sweet, making me guess that it has a hoisin sauce base with a nice touch of vinegar. In my history of black dragon rolls, the shrimp tempura is usually soggy, and if my memory serves me correctly the panko batter still had a bit of a crunch, which cemented my feelings towards New Generation.
New Generation is a top contender for cheap eats overall. Will I come back? Yes! During lunch time, for the cheap entrees and for the Unagi Dragon Maki. Yes, this meal will be food twice eaten!
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