We have heard so many good things about Globefish from our friends, but never had a chance to go and dine there. Today, we finally paid it a visit!
When I first walked in, I thought I was in the wrong place. Its trendy, modern decor didn’t occur to me that it is a Japanese restaurant. We went at dinner time, but it didn’t take us a long time to be seated. They served all kinds of Japanese food, from appetizer, teriyaki, udon to sashimi and rolls. We were feeling adventurous today so we decided to try their Japanese poutine and a few of their special rolls.
The Japanese poutine (yam fries topped with Japanese curry, mozzarella, seaweed powder) tasted surprisingly good. The curry lightened the greasiness of the fries but preserved the sweetness. It is a nice balance of western and asian flavors.
Their seafood was quite fresh, given that we are in Calgary. I usually prefer simple, traditional rolls over special rolls, but Globefish’s rolls really blew my mind. The rice, sauce, seafood and vegetables balanced so well that created rich, yet not too overwhelming, flavors. In the end, you could come to enjoy the freshness of the seafood. Mt Fuji roll started with a tint of sweetness from the mango and left with the smoky taste of the smoked salmon. The rainbow roll came with assorted seafood (prawn, salmon, red tuna) which gave you a different experience with each piece you tried. My favorite is the god of fire roll-a simple roll with cucumber, tuna, salmon, masago and green onion served with special spicy sauce. The volcano roll which came with many different kinds of seafood e.g., sea urchin, scallop, salmon, crabmeat and tuna, isn’t bad either.
My review: This place is like the Portuguese egg tarts in Hong Kong. Somewhere that serves good Japanese–Western fusion cuisine. It is quite expensive, but the food is deliciously good.