After pinning our hopes on lunch at Chefs Pastry, we settled at Sushi Love Burrito. Formerly known as Sushirito and selling the uninspired fad that was a sushi and burrito in one, the place has since branched out into the more pedestrian fare.
It’s not somewhere we’d have high hopes for, but it was a ridiculously hot day and they were a convenient spot for a light meal for N and something sweet for me. We’re after the Sweet Red Bean Snowflake ($15.00).
There’s a 15-minute wait after ordering even when they’re quiet, and the resulting product looks nothing like the menu. There’s a distinct lack of kinako or almonds, which have been replaced with coloured mochi and pearls and vanilla ice cream. The photo on the menu lacks the red bean but it’s in the name, so I’ll give them that.
The dessert tastes much like how you’d expect: disappointing. While the ice is light and fluffy, it’s only flavoured with condensed milk. The red bean is tender and sweet, while the pearls and mochi add much-needed texture. That aside, the overall taste is very ordinary and would have been even more disappointing if it weren’t also a humid 40°C day — there are far more satisfying places for properly shaved ice for a lower price nerarby.
The more time I spend time at the vendors at Spice Alley, the more I’m convinced it’s somewhere of which I should to steer well clear.
Sushi Love Burrito is located at Spice Alley, 24 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008