During my excursions at Safeway, I couldn’t help but notice that the Cupertino location now has a sushi bar. The rolls are outsourced from AFC (“Advanced Fresh Concepts”), a big supply chain that many supermarkets use. However, the fact that they had a friendly old Asian lady kneading the rolls on the spot made me more willing to try.
On Thursday, I decided to give it a go. For lunch that day, I picked up a $12.99 box (“Chef Sampler A”) along with a $3.99 bottle of kombucha (“Synergy Cosmic Cranberry”). $12.99 is on the high side for grab-and-go supermarket snacks, but the portions made up for it. There were three different types of rolls: 5 California rolls, 5 crunchy rolls, and 5 dragon rolls. I shared one of each with my mom before digging in myself.
My mom claimed that the rolls were way too sweet and I agree. While it’s not perfect, the Chef Sampler A box did satisfy my sushi cravings. All things considered, the Safeway sushi was very similar to what you can pick up at Marukai or H-mart. In the future, I’m willing to buy more, but next time I’ll probably go for the plain California rolls. (Not only are those are priced cheaper at $6.99, more importantly they are also less sweet.)
PS: the Nova Edible Insects documentary that aired last Wednesday was awesome. I definitely recommend giving it a watch.