Friday, June 02, 2006

Absuli Fabulous!

Because I am an Edo VIP (in absentia), my blog has had the honour of being selected for the unveiling of Edo's latest maki creation..."Absuli Fabulous!" (known officially in Edo as the Kyoto Maki). The creators sent me a full roll of Absuli Fabulous to London by Fed Ex so that I could write this review.

Fabulous indeed. How do I put into words the magic that is Absuli? The 5 1/2 hour plane ride and 2 hours of clearing customs did nothing to take away from the fresh'n'tasty sensation of this culinary masterpiece. It was like an explosion of flavours in my mouth - mint one minute, ginger the next, a spicy tinge followed by the smooth aroma of fresh salmon. What exactly is in here? Nobody knows other than the two-man Absuli Fabulous team, and the man behind the sushi bar - it's the creators' own secret blend of perfection.

As for presentation, seeing as mine got slightly bumped around in its journey across Eurasia, I will go by the review of another Edo VIP in Kuwait, who is one of the first to have tried the newest maki at Edo. Being a designer himself, he is extremely particular about presentation, and will only eat food made out of the freshest of ingredients, so I thoroughly trust his opinion. "Absuli Fabulous is beautiful to look at, and is well prepared and presented. It is rich in colour and taste - you experience each of the many ingredients of the maki step by step as you eat it." In short: "Yummy!!!"

The creators of Absuli Fabulous have both been Edo VIP's since it opened. They are devout sushi eaters, and frequent Edo on an average of four times a week. When I asked him how he would describe his latest creation, Absuli #1 said, "It's zesty, no it's minty, no it's exotic...it's...Absuli Fabulous!" With regard to how they came up with this invention, Absuli #2 simply says, "It's when genius manifests..." Amen.

I should warn you that Absuli Fabulous is not for the boring or unimaginative palate. People who only order California rolls need not even bother. This is for the experienced sushi connoisseur. And, as usual, the regular Edo rule applies: go with an empty stomach, because you're about to eat big, and you're about to eat Fabulous!


  • Fantastic! We shall go try it because it sounds divine! I am a kapa maki gal, so by no means an expert, but my O is - and this looks like just the thing for me to sink my teeth in and take the plunge into a true sushi experience! Well done guys! And did the Designer create the awesome logo??

    By Blogger Raine, at 6/02/2006 9:48 am  

  • Yes he did. Hehehe. :) Talk about team work between the Edo VIPs! LOL!

    By Blogger Kleio, at 6/02/2006 1:29 pm  

  • Great review, it was a pleasure to read. Cute that you were FedExed. I've tried the Absuli Fabulous and it's divine. Congrats guys ;)

    By Blogger Tooomz, at 6/02/2006 1:30 pm  

  • You can Fed Ex Sushi??????????? Raw salmon??????? It goes through customs? It still tastes good????? Explain this one to me...

    By Anonymous red, at 6/02/2006 8:54 pm  

  • yeah I wanna know too, you can FedEx sushi? and it won't go bad?

    By Blogger B., at 6/02/2006 10:45 pm  

  • kleio: i'm glad you enjoyed it. i must admit, the task of creating a new, unique, tasty rolls requires a lot more than just garnishing a roll with spring onions. it was a pain-staking process of trial and error. we had to come up with a special measuring device (the Edomatron) to bring this roll as close as possible to perfection. thank you for your support. when you come back, we'll work on a something new just for you...sans spring onions.

    tooomz: no...YOU'RE divine (*blush*)

    red and b.: we also came up with a new way to ship sushi long distance without spoiling the salmon or other ingredients; we EdEx-ed it using Edo Express.

    By Anonymous edo rex, at 6/02/2006 11:34 pm  

  • To clarify for all the inquiring minds - yes, Ed-Ex is more accurate than Fed-Ex. Edo chartered a private jet that is one massive cooler to get the roll to me (Edo VIP, after all). They are thinking of using it to start international deliveries. They will start within the Middle East to see how successful it is, and will then consider trans-continental deliveries as well.

    Edo Rex: Tee hee hee you cheeky thing.

    By Blogger Kleio, at 6/03/2006 12:09 am  

  • kleio: i'll tell you a funny thing that happened to me last night-edo related, to show you TRUE edo vip qualities...

    last night i was at chalet, for those of you who know me, is pretty much my thursday night ritual. at around 8pm, rajan, the manager of edo, calls me up, i answer...

    'hello mr. 'edo rex',' he said with a concerned tone in his voice.

    'hello, rajan,' i reply enthusiastically.

    'were you planning on visiting our restaurant tonight?'

    'no. you know i usually dont come on thursdays.'

    'ah ha. i know that. but some lady called last night an made a reservation under your name. she requested your usual table. she wouldnt give me her own name. instead, she just gave me a phone number and told me to contact her on it.'

    i didnt know whether to be flattered or freaked out. someone using my name to gain some sort of special treatment? i wonder...

    By Anonymous edo rex, at 6/03/2006 12:27 am  

  • LOOOL!! I know the feeling. People used to do that to get into Eleventh Hour in DC. Even on nights I wasn't there. On the nights that I was there, Dennis or one of the guys would be like - "uh, there's someone at the door who says they're your friend" and I'd go to the door and they'd point them out and I had no clue who the person was! People are psycho and pathetic, and will go to any lengths to get the star treatment. They don't understand that the only way to get good service anywhere is to be a good and humble customer.

    By Blogger Kleio, at 6/03/2006 12:33 am  

  • kleio: amen

    can i also take this opportunity to thank the person who designed our logo. you did an excellent job, man.

    By Anonymous edo rex, at 6/03/2006 1:03 am  

  • You welcome :D,
    I designed this! i am not stealing spotlights and trying to be a star! I swear i did it!

    hehe now go find out if its true, u got no one to call or double check with, nyahaha < Thats a clue :P

    By Anonymous Designer, at 6/03/2006 9:02 am  

  • Designer, you're nuts. And that's why I love you. Nyahahaha! ;)

    By Blogger Kleio, at 6/03/2006 11:15 am  

  • Those rolls don't seem like the Absuli we have here?!?! Did you get the special ones? :oP

    By Blogger The Stallion, at 6/03/2006 11:57 am  

  • Actually the photos were taken by P (a.k.a. the Designer) in Kuwait. :)

    By Blogger Kleio, at 6/03/2006 12:04 pm  

  • designer: BWAAHAHA HAHA

    stallion: they are the same absuli. they just got bumped about a bit with shipping.

    By Anonymous edo rex, at 6/03/2006 10:57 pm  

  • No they're not! these look way better than what I had! :oP

    By Blogger The Stallion, at 6/04/2006 8:24 am  

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