food share | [ORL] the cowfish sushi burger bar

YOU. Yes, you reading this. Think about a time where you just had to HAVE good food to get rid of the stink of the day you had earlier and although going to sleep and starting a new day would be a good choice, you decide to take your friend who enjoys food just as much as you and eat and drink before the day ends, just so you can salvage the rest of the day. You haven’t had that kind of day? Well, when (because you will have a bad day eventually) you have that bad day, find a friend, get some food and drinks, and laugh the night away!

TL has never been to Universal and will probably won’t be for a while so I suggested we try this place they have called the Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar. One, it’s in Citywalk which doesn’t close until 2 am AND people watching is great here. Two, it has boozy milkshakes. Win. Three, it has burgers AND sushi.. or a combo of both. (Weird, I know but AMAZING as well!) I wanted sushi. And all the sushi joints closed by 10 so this plan had to work!


The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar: 6000 Universal Blvd #700, Orlando, FL 32819

The building but this was taken when it was closed. XD

It was pretty fun entering the “park” when majority of people were leaving. Anyways, here’s the front of the building. On the left side, there is a statue of a “cowfish” but there were people taking photos with it so I opted it out.

A side note: if you don’t want a 90 min wait (which I’ve read in the reviews has been the deterrent).. my suggestion.. eat later. I know that sounds silly but this experience has made me see that waiting 90 min for your meal and the place is crowded, and you have to wait an ADDITIONAL x more minutes to place your order and wait for your food to arrive is.. well, I admire your commitment to wait. XD I believe 90 minutes was how much time we spent there, ordered, wait and finish eating. 😉

Stick In The Mud
Stick In The Mud
Collingwood Canadian whiskey, vanilla ice cream, malt, caramel drizzle, pretzel rod
CLOSE UP!

You can find this under the “spiked shakes” portion of the menu. If you need to mask the flavor, I don’t suggest this as this was heavily lined with the whiskey (Yum!). Otherwise, I endorse this boozy shake!

What was ordered.. *drools*

Man, typically I feel guilty for ordering so much but it was decided that it would be a while until we return to try any other items so we treated ourselves! Get you a friend that understands how much you’re willing to spend on food. (Haha!)

Doug’s Filet Roll
Avocado, kani, cream cheese inside, topped with thin slices of seared filet mignon, spicy mayo, scallions, masago. Served with a side of pounded ginger sauce

Burgushi. I suppose Orlando isn’t “hip” enough to have more of these around.. yet. It is fun to have options like this available, so that I am thankful. Moving on, I mean the filet mignon portion was oooook-ay. I liked it. It’s not my favorite but it was good. I’m glad we got to try it. Because we were hungry, it was inhaled. Next!

The Jalapeño Popper Show-Stopper 
Beef burger, jalapeño-infused cream cheese, jalapeño bacon, fried jalapeños, jalapeño citrus aioli, lettuce, tomato, fresh sliced jalapeños, brioche bun

Haha, I know.. I scolded TL for having his arm in the photo but we both were getting hungry so I DGAF at the moment. This burger was pretty meaty heavy. If you are into jalapenos, meats and burgers, this one is definitely for you. Not pictured is the seaweed salad I convinced TL to get, since I knew I was going to get the heap of fries. They serve a good portion of the seaweed salad but if you don’t like it or never had it, don’t order it. Please don’t waste food!

What’s Shakin’ Tuna Bacon Sandwich 
Seared rare blackened yellowfin tuna, applewood bacon, iceberg, jalapeños, tomato salsa, slaw and spicy mayo, served between grilled spring roll wrapper “buns” filled with kani and sushi rice. Served with house seasoned fries

The winner meal of the night. I’m proud that I ordered this because this is exactly what I had hoped it would come out. Sushi but sandwich style. Win for me. You can see all the layers in the photo above. That yellowfin tuna.. *sighs*
It was a MESSY sandwich but that’s no problem! It is a pretty thick chunk of rice there. AND there’s fries. So I think the carb department was covered. I don’t know what else to try to tell you about this. Order it.. or not! But I will tell you this, if you come here and you like sushi and you don’t try this.. you’re missing out! I will internet shame you!

Stick In The Mud♥♥♥♥
Doug’s Filet Roll: ♥♥
The Jalapeño Popper Show-Stopper What’s Shakin’: ♥♥♥
Tuna Bacon Sandwich : ♥♥♥♥♥

food share | [ORL] hangry bison

I was talking to friends about how Orlando is coming up with great food places. It’s not quite there with all the other major cities BUT it has gotten much better over the past 5-6 years ever since and it’s been a quick change as well. I am well aware of other social media of bloggers and foodies putting out their stuff so I wanted to be part of content creating!

With time, you’ll see what kind of “foodie” I am. I’ll explain more later. Let’s get into it!

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Hangry Bison – 480 Orlando Ave #130, Winter Park, FL 32789

The space has been changed several times and it hasn’t found an establishment that can stay put so perhaps Hangry Bison is the one that plans to stay. With that said, it’s a great place for drinks as well as food! Tonight I opted out the drinks.

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This little gem here above is called “The Sockeye.” Salmon burger, honey mustard, bibb lettuce, fresh tomatoes, red onions, swiss cheese, balsamic reduction, brioche bun with roasted corn cobb.

If you are curious with what burger is in the background, it is the place is named after, “The Hangry Bison.” I didn’t try it so I won’t post or have an opinion on it so unfortunately, I can’t tell you anything about it. I think I will purely write on things I have tried.

My “rule” for ordering (when eating out) are typically things that I can’t make myself at home, or things I don’t typically like to prepare at home due to perhaps how complicated the prep is, or I’ll order it because they made something I’ve never seen made before and I’m genuinely curious. 

Back to MY choice, the Sockeye was delicious! It was light and it wasn’t seasoned heavily so you can really taste the flavor of the salmon. If you’re trying to not eat something heavy, this is definitely the one to choose out of all of them. I suppose the bun was appropriate for the burger. [ I majority feel like there is more bun versus meat or things in-between in burgers but that’s a personal opinion. Heh.] There was also a honey mustard sauce added on the side. I kind of just poured drops on my burger with each bite (otherwise it gets pretty messy!) I like that the ingredients were simple yet all tasted great and fresh altogether. Also the corn on the cobb was pretty bomb. [ Yes, I am a corn fan. ]

The Sockeye: ♥♥♥♥