Some weeks start bad, go worse, and then just end up smelling of plain horse manure... for me, this week was just one of those. It started with some losses at work, followed by excessive travel induced illness (I did end up in hospital in Lisbon yesterday, how very dramatic of me), and finished with me so tired of the usual office politics that I've spent today wondering whether I'm right to spend so much time away from my little ones only to bear such a large circus of fools on a full time basis... Maybe the only fool here is me...
Thankfully, for days and weeks like this there is only one answer, good friends, and I am lucky enough to have made a few along the many years of working in the same job. That's quite convenient, seeing as I've moved to London at a very young age and spent most of the first years at my desk, so it's lucky I made such good friends along the way! One such friend and I managed to have today's lunchtime unexpectedly free from calls and client commitments, so we went round to our local Sticks'n'Sushi to try out their fabulous Danish take on sushi cuisine.
Admittedly, I've been on a nutrient focused calorie controlled diet since the beginning of the month, so this much white rice is a little out of the prescribed food list, but, honestly, sometimes a girl needs carbs. In my case, there are no commitment-phobe boyfriends (instead, just one gem of a Hubby Dearest, with me for 14 years, what a saint), no particular material worries, and no pipe leaks... just one pretty stressful job in what can be a very female-unfriendly environment. Bottom line, if there is a day I am going to indulge, it had to be today!
The moment our matcha powder teas appeared, complete with whisking ceremony and bright green foam, I could feel the stress float away (not too far, but still...). We had a real feast of sushi with fish so fresh anymore and it would have jumped off the platters, and a few yakitori skewers for good measure. I haven't had something so delicious in Canary Wharf since the first time I ate at Roka (the other Japanese on the Isle of Dogs, the aptly named).
The food was fabulous and prompt to arrive. It was a lovely Friday lunch, not as quick as I would need for the beginning of the week, when lunch is usually a salad wolfed down above my keyboard in a minute, but just perfect for a day when I direly needed to slow down.
The service was a bit hit and miss, but very friendly. It was just a bit difficult to get the attention of the waiters...
Sticks'n'Sushi has four locations in London, including:
London E14 5AR