It’s so hard to find the cheap sushi places in Hong Kong island that really get quality sushi out there. I mean we have city super take away sashimi for 60 HKD which is a little outrageous. I heard about K-roll Hong Kong for ages, but lunch appointments on the island when you have a million errands during that sacred 1 hour is tough. Until, I started my own business where I am allowed to have 1-3 cosmos a day, but that’s a different story. Anyways, I remember the first time I met up with my friend Pinks for K-roll FINALLY in Sheung Wan. I was so excited!
The simple space at K-roll is super casual, small tables here and a couple of stools there but since it is a takeaway spot, it makes it alright. The menu is straight to the point, short and tasty with some specials written on the board “Chili Fish, Fire Chicken, Kimchi Pancake” (mouth watering yet?)
I began with the Tuna Salad sushi sliced up into pieces in a take away box. It had plenty of tofu, tuna salad mix wrapped in rice and seaweed served with a chili sauce on each table. I gobbled all 9 pieces down and was full to the brim.
Pinks ordered the Fire Chicken korrito– now a korrito for those who have never heard of it is a sushi burrito…plain and simple. It is a giant sushi burrito that takes all your sushi cravings and diminishes it until the next day. The Fire Chicken should not be taken lightly as a I learned biting into Pinks sushi burrito (Korrito). It is fiery hot with a saucy chicken drenched with chili and spices wrapped in a seaweed with delish peppers, tomatoes, avocado and fire-breathing chicken! oh- but it is all and more with an extra added crunch!
I was so full by the end of it I wanted to try more but I couldn’t. However, according to Sassy, the FIRE CHICKEN bimibap (which I had the next time around and became my favourite on the menu) is completely worth the visit. “If you’re looking for something more substantial, then order the bibimbap – a large bowl of rice topped with a vibrant mix of shitake mushrooms, eggs, carrots, zucchini, bean sprouts, beef and of course, a huge dollop of chilli bibim sauce. If only there was the option to have a fried egg on top, then it’d be a total crowd pleaser (alas, it probably wouldn’t transport back to the office nearly as well)! With a well-balanced mix of flavours and textures, this was yet another scrummy lunch option… And shout-out to the vegans and vegetarians out there, there’s also a tofu version that looks equally delicious!”
My trip to K-roll has made me love Korean Takeaway even more! Quick tip: go on an empty tummy..
K-Roll, 6A, G/F, Sen Fat Building, 6 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2234 5505; takeaway only between 4-7pm