Remember when I last blogged about the Peruvian-Japanese Tira.D.Toss? Well I recently went back a second time, and sadly, don’t think I’d go back for a third.
I gotta say, the food there rates at least a fine in my book (pretty good!), so it’s very unfortunate that I wouldn’t return. But the service is just… so… slow… ! I went with four others this last time, for a total of five, and our meal lasted just as long as the first. That is, nearly two hours!
Now, before I banish Tira.D.Toss in my book forever, let me at least share what I ordered this past visit. I present to you… the Black Dragon, described as “shrimp tempura, cucumber roll with Japanese snapper topped with avocado & eel sauce.” At least that’s what I attempted to order. Sounds delicious, right? I was especially looking forward to the Japanese snapper! Sounds exotic.
Well, when the order came out…
Tira.D.Toss. (It’s the name of a restaurant.) How would you pronounce that?
Well, it took me a couple tries, but I finally realized that the restaurant’s actually named after tiraditos, Peruvian dishes composed of raw fish. Accordingly to Wikipedia, tiraditos are representative of the influence of Japanese immigrants on Peruvian cooking! Learn something new everyday, huh?
Anyhoo, I usually get pretty excited about fusion restaurants, and this one’s been on my list for a few months now — ever since I read some good reviews about it and saw its eye-catching website — so I was happy to finally check it out! As you probably guessed by its namesake, this restaurant serves a combination of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines.
I would have to say, Tira.D.Toss doesn’t have the most economical menu from a price standpoint, but the descriptions looked good, so I was willing to give it a shot.
I ordered the Crunchy Tuna roll from the sushi section of the menu. That’s tuna, avocado, spicy mayo, and scallions roll topped with tuna, salmon, avocado, crunch and eel sauce. Mmm…