I managed to be in Winnipeg for another long weekend, and with that came the opportunity to try another restaurant in town. Fortunately, a few more friends of mine who thankfully are, for argument's sake, about as adventurous on the food front as I am are now living in town (one of whom I must credit with the inspirational title for this entry). That meant one thing for me: foodie dine-out!
With more people in a dinner party, it made perfect sense to go to restaurants that serve dishes that are inherently shared at a table, and for this long weekend, it meant Blufish. Wasabi on Broadway is still my personal benchmark for sushi in Winnipeg, but since neither I nor my friends have tried Blufish yet, and since Blufish was in a more convenient location for everyone, we decided to give this little place a try. With a limited number of seats, reservations are recommended, but perhaps because it was a long weekend the place wasn't packed that Saturday evening.
here. I also tried a gyoza, and though it didn't have a crispy bottom like some Chinese versions (including my parents') do, it was tasty and not too greasy (though I've yet to find a restaurant serving gyoza with less grease than my parents' version).
Next we shared quite a few dishes. We ordered octopus and toro (tuna belly) sashimi, which were eye-openers for some of my friends there. The octopus is one of the chewier seafood items but had a clean taste and texture, while the toro was decadent with the tuna fat melting on one's tongue, letting its richer flavour spread throughout one's mouth. Alas, we were all so intent on digging into the food I'd totally forgotten to take pictures of that dish.
Blufish impressed me (and apparently my friends) with its creations with respect to presentation, flavour and quality. This place now gives me to date a second option to most satisfactorily get my next sushi fix whenever I'm once again in Winnipeg.
Address: 179 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, MB
Price Range: Lunch & Dinner $30-70