Article written June 2010
Most sushi in BA ain’t good. Cheap sushi in BA is even worse. In the cheap Sushi delivery market, Sushi Pop reigns supreme. Created with the objective to make “healthy food of the BEST quality accessible to all.”
People warned me before ordering, but also encouraged for me to try it… “It’s not good… BUT not terrible.” “Don’t have high expectations… BUT it’s cheap and decent.” I knew I wouldn’t like it, I knew it would be fishy tasting, I know it would have a weird chewy bite with cheap ass seaweed and improperly cooked rice. I knew it. But I ordered anyway.
Sushi Pop has an online delivery option, very high tech for 2010. Indicate your order online and then about 5 minutes later they will call you back to confirm. This part worked quite smoothly, and the sushi came exactly 30 minutes later.
Barcelona Combo – 12 pieces of exactly the same thing as above, but with tuna. When I see the exotic “Red Tuna” on a menu (they have to specify it as “red tuna” because otherwise they will served the canned variety) and I have to order it. Since tuna isn’t common here, not even in the good Buenos Aires restaurants, I should have known better. But alas, a big fail. I think this was probably the worst tuna I’ve ever tasted, with an offensive odor and barely edible.
Each order comes with two sets of chopsticks, two small soy sauce packages, and a tiny piece of wasabi smaller than my thumb nail, or glass half full, a bit larger than 10 centavos.
If I had any sort of food dignity, I would have thrown it out. But who am I kidding? I still ate it.
If you are an avid sushi eater, you can tell from the pictures what kind of sushi it is: ice cold like it was premade sitting in a fridge all day long, weirdly flavored with very low quality mushy rice, brownish avocados, gross fish, mmm how appetizing! The recommendations I received were spot on, but I’d say it’s not even worth it to order unless you’re looking for an inexpensive sushi option and you don’t have any sushi standards.
Update: Due to sheer idiocracy and succumbing to peer pressure, I ordered again. This time my sushi came with a present: a staple (yes, just one lonely STAPLE) and random pieces of thread stuck in the raw mushy rice intertwined with the roll.