Little Lily in Clayfield (they also have a restaurant in Kelvin Grove), is a Thai restaurant with a sushi train attached. We've written about sushi trains before; frankly, I don't know why more food and beverages aren't served from tiny model trains. "The Cattle Car" steakhouse could deliver an unending supply of eye fillets and frosty lagers to its many diners via steam train. Or better yet, "The Orient Express" delivering kebabs and portions of Turkish delight, and then returning from the opposite direction bearing chaussons aux pommes and what-not. Overall, model trains seem a woefully underused resource in the hospitality and service industry, and something that could surely enrich our lives.
Except for one small problem; sushi trains can be wildly inconsistent. Depending on what the clientele is eating, some sushi will be extremely fresh, and some will naturally be less so. Like those little hotdog rolls that no-one ever wants, condemned to trundle around till the end of time itself. This effect is magnified outside of peak hours, as there are fewer diners, and they make a narrower selection from the available offerings.
We arrived at a deeply unpopular time (Sunday morning), and got to work on the vittles. A teriyaki chicken roll and two supposedly identical tuna salad rolls were sampled (one quite bad, and the other quite good). Taste of all was disappointing, and one tuna roll was sugary-sweet. The rice was dry, and apparently unseasoned. This is a saddening result, and one that not even their use of a proper train can salvage.