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.