- prepare your stomach for an epic battle
- spare at least 2.5h for the meal (and we eat pretty darn fast)
Hot sake on a cold winter night with sashimi mmm… Great way to start off a night.
Fried dumpling with side salad
The uni shooter (sea urchin, mountain potato, quail egg & wasabi)
I’m always a skeptic when it comes to having uni outside of Japan (one too many bad experiences). The uni shooter here is however nothing short of amazing.
The urchin was extremely sweet giving of freshness from the sea. The addition of quail egg made it even creamier but not overly so with a hint of freshly grated wasabi. Mountain potato gives the shot a bit of a crunch. Hidden shiso finishes off the experience on a refreshing note.
The soup that followed the uni was a bit disappointing. It wasn't very memorable or very Japanese. We started hoping that it does not represent the rest of the dishes. The tofu with fish and mushrooms was a bit better but still didn't ease our worry.
If we were ever worried about the value of the set, this was when our concerns were put to rest. We were told that the difference between the $70 and $100 sets lie in the quality of the ingredients. Some of the goodies here included: amaebi, sea urchin, Bluefin tuna, saba, salmon, toro, oysters. Everything was so fresh and sweet that it basically melts in your mouth.
The fish remains were later on deep fried so you could eat its bones like chips.
Bluefin teriyaki. At first I was wondering why they would cook Bluefin since I thought it’s usually served as sashimi. But the texture was different from anything I’ve ever had before. Though it was cooked, it was tender almost like eating a medium rare steak.
At this point, we were extremely full. I really wish that this dish came way before the small plates in the beginning when we were a lot hungrier. I think the chef must’ve known this because the sushi rice was in tiny bite sizes (under the humungous sashimi).
The dessert was green tea sandwich with red bean and vanilla ice-cream. Though very good, I regret to say I couldn’t finish this.