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Food Review: Uramaki

9 March 21 words: Eve Smallman

Posh sushi straight to your door...

Sushi is one of those foods I’ve always wanted to try, but I’ve never been able to enjoy it properly as the veggie options are usually miserable. Soggy cucumber in rice? No thanks. So when I was offered the chance to try Uramaki’s plant-based sushi box, I was mega keen. They’re a newly-formed Nottingham company specialising in luxury sushi who do both meat and veggie options and deliver all around the local area on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Straightaway I was impressed with the gorgeous, eco-friendly box my sushi arrived in. No crinkly brown bags of shame here. When opening the lid, it felt like unwrapping a present – and a beautifully presented treat it was. Rows of uniform sushi pieces lined the inside and were so well put together that I was reluctant to ruin it. But my eagerness and stomach prevailed, and I delved in.

I first tucked into the chargrilled zucchini nigiri, which was sweet and tangy, with a deliciously subtle bite from the grilling. Next, the spiced kimchi uramaki with avocado, yuzu and jalapeno. The earthy, soft creaminess of the avocado cut through the aromatic and crunchy kimchi, making for a brilliant balance. My favourite one of the bunch – which was a really tough call – was the sweet bell pepper temari with black olive tapenade. I didn’t know peppers could come so alive, but these were sweet and full-bodied, and paired with the sharp and rich tapenade was outstanding.

They’ve recently launched a 38-piece Black Box full of indulgent treats (think caviar, lobster and sashimi), so if you’re looking to delight a lover on or after Valentine’s Day, get on that. If you decide to give them a go, you’re sure to be impressed. Uramaki truly is a wonderful, decadent food delivery experience that takes you on a journey in both style and flavour.

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