Product Type: Tesco Ready Meals
Newest Review: ... than a sandwich but its not as boring and usually a bit healthier too. Tesco sushi comes in a plastic box, the Sushi sits in a bl... more
Top Supermarket Sushi
Member Name: Larrabee
Advantages: Tasty, good value, convenient
Disadvantages: More expensive than other lunch options, not as good as authentic sushi
As a sushi lover, I could easily spend far too much money on buying it from japanese restaurants and sushi takeaways. Thankfully in recent years lots of the supermarkets have started selling packs of fresh sushi alongside their sandwiches and packs of fresh fruit, its become a popular option for a healthy lunch for lots of workers and you can see people queuing to get theirs at midday every weekday!
Obviously, supermarket sushi is never going to be as good as sushi from an actual Japanese restaurant where its made fresh before you when you order it. For one thing, the supermarkets can't use any raw fish for food hygiene and storage reasons so everything is cooked. Supermarket sushi is still a good way to get a fix though, and in my opinion Tesco's is the nicest, even better than the more expensive stuff from M&S and Waitrose.
There are a variety of different packs available, with combinations of vegetable, salmon, prawn, tuna and egg in differing quantities. The smallest packs are only £1 and great for a quick snack, while a large box that will easily fill you up for the afternoon until teatime is £3 or £4. Its a bit more expensive than a sandwich but its not as boring and usually a bit healthier too.
Tesco sushi comes in a plastic box, the Sushi sits in a black lower tray with a clear lid so you can see what you're getting. Small packets of soy sauce and wasabi are included and in the bigger packs you also get some pickled ginger and a pair of mini chopsticks. I think the packs of soy sauce could be a lot bigger, as I always seem to run out before I've finished all the sushi, but that's really the only complaint with the condiments. The black plastic tray has a little moulded dish where you can mix the soy and wasabi.
So I think everybody should try Tesco sushi, if you're a sushi fan its a great way to get your fix (relatively) cheaply and conveniently and if you haven't tried sushi before its a gentle introduction with milder flavours and no raw fish to worry about!
Summary: Best of the bunch