The awesome VanEats team’s latest dining package is for KameiKiss at Kamei Royale. A 4 course package for only $19. They invited us to try it out last week, but couldn’t make it. Luckily they extended our invite for another week so we can try it out. Thanks!
The KameiKiss package includes Agedashi Tofu, Crab Salad, Oda Roll, and Ice Cream Tempura. All together the meal would cost well over $35 so this is really a good deal. I brought a few friends with me to try it out and we also ordered some other items. Luckily, for my friends, two of the items that they really wanted to try were already part of the package.
The crab salad was the favourite of the package, and we wished we had ordered another one. It was very creamy with lots of Japanese mayo, delicious crab, creamy avocado, and sweet mango and served on top of fresh lettuce. The crisp fried lotus root was another great addition texturally. It was a really good balance of flavours and textures. The only dish that I got to taste in the package was the agedashi tofu, and I really enjoyed it. The tofu was soft inside, but nice and crisp outside, fried perfectly. The thick sauce complimented it nice and added some sweetness. The lotus root was awesome, and they also had the smallest mushrooms I’ve ever seen. The Oda Roll – stuffed with mango, avocado, and salmon and topped with unagi and cream cheese, then torched before your eyes – got mixed reviews. I guess it really depends on if you like cream cheese in your sushi. Some people like it, some people don’t like it at all. It’s definitely cool presentation, but my friends didn’t think everything went well together. Unfortunately we were unable to try out the ice cream tempura because we needed to catch a movie, and our dinner took a bit longer than expected.
We ordered a lot more dishes because they looked and sounded really good. I got my standards – the Chicken Karaage, and Beef Tataki. Both were pretty good. The Chicken Karaage was very moist and juicy inside, and very crispy. One of the better chicken karaages I’ve had, but I wish it came with some mayo to dip it in. The beef tataki was pretty good too with the meat being cut a bit thicker than I’m used to, so it was a bit chewier. It came with some green onions, red paste and some sprouts to add some kick and freshness.
My friends ordered Salmon Agedashi Tofu, Mango Paradise Roll, Mao Roll, Rapture Roll, and Volcano Roll. The Salmon Agedashi Tofu was bland, and we wished the salmon was better mixed with the tofu. It was tofu wrapped in some salmon, then battered and fried. Could’ve used some extra flavour and better consistency. Of the rolls, the favourites were the Mango Paradise Roll, and the Volcano Roll. The Mango Paradise roll was sweet and fresh, while the volcano roll was nice and spicy. The Rapture Roll was the least favourite because of the orange sauce on top. Although the Mao roll looks really good, they thought it needed a bit more flavour.
The package was a really good deal, and if you like cream cheese sushi by all means go for it! $19 for all of those dishes is definitely a steal. However, the rest of the service was a bit slow (though it was pretty busy in there), and we felt a bit forgotten. Although they cleared our plates, they left us for a long time, and didn’t even put in the order for our ice cream tempura, and didn’t check up on us. Also, the dishes are quite expensive, as we still paid $35 per person extra for the rest of our meal and drinks. That being said, we were definitely stuffed from what we ordered and had a hard time finishing. The sushi are imaginative and nicely presented, but overall the food was just decent, but nothing that really wowed your taste buds.
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