I Love Sushi

Sushi is good for you Diet and Health!”
So proclaims the menu for I Love Sushi, the um-teenth ethnic restaurant to occupy the corner of 116th St in Fishers across from the Municipal Center. In addition to promising “higher quality of living for our customers”, this little place also rolls up a tasty ILS roll, with spicy crab, avocado, and tuna (all tempura battered). The asparagus roll and California roll (traditional standards when we order sushi) were very good as well.
The miso soup was standard, and sadly, the dressing on the salad did not measure up to the salad dressing at Sapporo, but it was still zesty.
One highlight was the warm towels; re-hydrated from small, dry paper pucks, our waitress (who was very friendly) poured hot water over the little pellets and we washed our hands.
For a sushi joint, we thought the food was fairly good. It seemed high quality and well-made. However, we also thought it was a bit on the expensive side (a California roll here was $5, and we’re used to getting equally good rolls elsewhere for $3.25).
At any rate, we wish the owners and employees luck. We may be back, since it was pretty quiet on a cold Tuesday evening, and that seems like an invitation to bring your infant when dining out…

El Camino Real

Your typical family (lots of kids!) dirty Mexican joint. When we say “dirty”, we really mean that, with a lot of these strip-mall-type places, the lower the sanitation rating, the better the food.

Not so much with El Camino Real. It was just standard…nothing special. The best part was that they serve tortilla chips hot, which is how we both prefer them.

We both had chilis relleno, which were fine (again, nothing to write home about). I had a beef enchilada and Chris had a tamale that was “fine”.

We originally picked Mexican because Chris was in the mood for pork, and unfortunately there was no pig on the menu except for one entree offering of pork chops.
The menu does have a wide variety of combination dinners, however, and some “fancier” dishes (all termed “new”), so it’s not all order-by-number. I was in the mood for refritos, however, so the combination was what I was looking for.

We also made it a “dry” dinner (me for obvious reasons, being two days away from my due date), but even Chris skipped out on a margarita, which may have made the meal a little bit more enjoyable. All in all, it was standard, typical Mexican food. If you’re looking for a quick lunch or dinner, here you go. At least they had beans.