No, I’m not a mathematician, but this summer I have formulated a game changing equation: #squad + wine + sushi= everything’s gucci. I can honestly say up to about a year ago; I was not the biggest fan of Japan’s most famous culinary contribution to western civilization. That was until, a friend of mine, introduced me to a tempura shrimp and spicy crab roll that pretty much made my perception do a 180.
Ever since then I have been hooked, no pun intended, on the raw fish phenomena. I feel as if I eat it once, maybe twice a week. I should have wasabi, shrimp, ginger, yellowtail, and Shoyu Ramen pouring out of my every orifice based on how much Asian cuisine I consume. Needless to say, I found myself with #squad at Megu Modern Japanese Cuisine ready to go in on a Labor Day sushi smash.
Megu has three locations (Moorestown, Cherry Hill, and Ventnor City) so if you enjoy Japanese and haven’t been to one of their restaurants; you have done yourself quite a disservice. We chose Moorestown and opted for the gorgeous patio seating. Sunday’s and Monday’s are 30% off special rolls, and if you’re balling on a budget like me than this is more life fo ya head top(excuse my Jamaican patois it comes out randomly after listening to Drake). We put in our order poured up some vino and before we knew it our feast was in front of us.
Altogether we got some shrimp shumai, a spicy yellow tail hand roll, Summer roll, Volcano roll, and a Megu roll. The shumai was steamed and delicious not much different from any other steamed version I’ve had, so they didn’t lose or gain any points with that. The Summer roll was filled with spicy tuna and cucumber topped with mango sauce. The Volcano roll contained spicy crunchy tuna and avocado with a hot spicy sauce. They were both delicious the sweet mango sauce and spicy tuna paired perfectly, and didn’t last very long on the plate.
The spicy yellowtail hand roll filled with cucumber and rice was pretty good. I only say pretty good because I’m not a hand roll guy. I tried it I liked it and I wasn’t disappointed. That’s definitely a win for Megu. Let’s get to what I really came here for though, the Megu Roll. I’m guessing it’s their signature roll since it carries their namesake. It was my version of the perfect roll; shrimp tempura and crab on the inside, and delicious lobster meat perched on top. I dumped all my wasabi in the soy and prepared myself for this palatable dream bite. It was crunchy, spicy, salty, sweet, basically everything your body craves all in one.
Empty wine bottles and barren plates were a sign that my work here is done. Megu hit me with some trill rolls and I can’t think of better way to spend a Sunday-out-of-football-season afternoon. This day was straight out of an Ice Cube song. ” Drunk as hell but no throwing up, halfway home and my iPhone still blowing up, today I didn’t even have to eat no Pei Wei, I gotta say it was a good day”