I haven’t had sushi in over six months because I’ve been busy eating local food – especially Colombian food.
It’s not because I don’t like it, I ate it at least once a week in Toronto. I simply hadn’t seen it in Central America, except a few times when it housed odd ingredients like canned tuna and cream cheese.
And as delicious as Latin American food is, I do miss Asian flavours.
But earlier this week I couchsurfed again and my host introduced me to Wok, a Colombian chain of Asian restaurants and after eating a maki rollI was hooked.
When my friend Helen wanted to celebrate the completion of an English instruction course I knew where we were eating lunch.
Helen, not a big fan of sushi but a self-professed Thai food expert ordered the green curry chicken and happily exclaimed it was the real deal.
And as delicious as the other food looked, I could not pass up the opportunity for more sushi. The tataki maki did not disappoint with its combination of tuna and spicy mayo.
For dessert I ordered my favourite, creme brulee, but Wok infuses it with lemongrass, which was a welcome addition and lightened the heavy dessert.
Helen opted for a simpler chocolate cake with raspberry topping kissed with powdered sugar.
My lunch was $20, completing blowing my daily budget of $30/day, which is difficult enough to keep in Colombia but I was craving nori and we really did need to celebrate.
It will take all my willpower not to go back a third time.
Great photos Ayngelina. The food looks fantastic and hey – you’ve got to blow your budget once in a while. Think I would have opted for that attractive looking curry.
Your MessageGreat shots, They do looks so yummy. I bet you were so thrill to find them 😛
Did they put the spicy mayo on top? It looks like something is placed across the top of the roll. (besides the little garnish)
@Chris It’s tuna mixed with chipotle and I think green onion, as a top garnish. It was firey and a nice contrast to the avocado in the roll.
Colombia is our first stop on our RTW next year. So thanks for the detailed posts about the cities and the people.
Have you ever been to Cartagena? If so, what do you think of it?
Good food photos. Creme Brulee is a favourite of mine too.
I know the feeling girl, as Dave and I were eating at Sushi Light once a week in Medellin. I would have never thought that Colombia would have had such great sushi but I also got good sushi in BOG as well in the Zona T area (for got the name of the place though).
Oh wow, everything looks super delish! Honestly the BEST sushi I’ve ever had is in BsAs.
we had noticed the cream cheese thing too! werent the biggest fans. nothing that a pound or two of wasabi cant fix. great shots btw!
I always love finding out of the ordinary restaurants while traveling. I get so bored eating the same type of food every day. I’ll keep this in mind when we head to South America.
Couchsurfing in Columbia. Yay! Sushi looks great. We haven’t had it in 5 months. We’ll be in SE Asia soon though…yum!
I know what you mean about the cream cheese. ALL the sushi that I’ve seen here in Caracas has cream cheese. I’m sure if I look hard enough I’ll find an authentic Japanese restaurant with good sushi, but in the meantime I’ll suffer in silence 🙂
Like Helen, I’m not really a big sushi fan, but this all looks absolutely delicious in your photos! I could be tempted by any of these dishes. Glad you were able to find such a great place in Bogota.
There are times when splurging is an absolute must. Go for that 3rd visit!
Fudd me look at dat dere Creme Brulee, gimme, gimme, gimme! Gnomm, gnomm, gnomm!
What Jools said.
Looks amazing! I’m in Japan at the moment, so no shortage of sushi for me but I had pretty wild cravings for the stuff when I was in Mexico for six weeks this summer.
They all look very appetising, especially the chocolate cake. Table for 2 please!
Looks very fusion but the chocolate cakes looks absolutely mouth-watering!
Yum!!! Great photos and I’m happy you found decent sushi. it can really be hit or miss but they all look delicious.
Funny how you find great sushi in the oddest places. We found a very cool Japanese/sushi restaurant in the Faroe Islands, pretty much the only place serving non-local food.
So, you and Helen are back together again, huh? Where are ya’ll?
Ahh I LOVE SUSHI & after reading this you make me wanna go out and get some but since I cant spend money right now I cant.
crap woman! A)your making me hungry. B)lemongrass sucks C)I have yet to find good sushi in Blenheim NZ… just all rice, and no spicy tuna! what gives!?
Anywhoo, don’t worry about the $20, sometimes you just need to splurge and treat yourself. Drink a few beers for dinner, you’ll be fine!
Everytime i see your food posts i get hungry, great photos
generally I don’t like eating at any sort of chain of Asian restaurants, because the quality of the food can vary remarkably from good to very bad. I am glad you found a good one! You MUST bring me , when I come visit! (This one is in Colombia right? is there one where u live?)
I’d love to take you but unfortunately I moved onto Ecuador. Although these are all over Bogota, you can’t miss them!
Ah I had a favorite Chinese place I used to go to in Lima. That place in Bolivia looks super-tastic!
Mmm I have great memories of chifa in Peru.
Definitely miss sushi. The last time I had it was in Mexico city and we just got a really simple roll with tuna – no strings attached as I was trying to avoid the weirder fusion choices.
I can’t wait to finally find a good place.
was it canned tuna, I hate it when that happens.
This looks delicious. I am now going on 8 months since I had sushi. Wish I had known about this place when I passed through Bogota.
Ahh you are better off for not knowing – it was so expensive.
Mmm! I craved sushi the entire time during my travels. It was too pricey in the UK, and then suspect most other places. I did find one buffet in Prague where it was good, and then some very safe rolls in Bulgaria, but other than that, it just didn’t exist. This place sounds ohsoyummy!
whenever I go somewhere for more than a few weeks (which hasn’t happened in a while) I start getting huge cravings for certain foods.I’m glad you finally got this one satisfied for a bit! Great photos… you’ve got me drooling 🙂
I don’t know what it is about sushi but I just crave it.
I’m also not a big fan of sushi but this is something that I could definitely try. Those pictures should not be seen when you are starving!
$30 a day in Bogota isn´t so bad….if you´re eating at places like wok though you won´t stand a chance!!!
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