After having loads of footwear knowledge zapped into my brain by Jeremy at the sales conference, I had to be a good tour guide and take Shandy around Hong Kong to see some sights since it was her first time in town.
We were really pressed for time so it was a mad dash from place to place as I wanted to show her as much of Hong Kong as possible in the one free day we had.
We ended up in Causeway Bay at around 2pm and because my legs were on the verge of breaking I suggested that we find a place to sit down and have lunch.
Walking around, I spotted a decent looking poster/photo of some fat uni and decided that I had to give this Japanese restaurant a try. It was in the 5th floor of some building in the street behind Causeway Bay Plaza but I cannot tell you the name of the restaurant because all the signs and namecards were in Chinese and Japanese.
We sat down and were attended to by a very helpful waitress who recommended some goodies to us and also let us know that all sushi had a 25% discount during lunch, which was fantastic to hear because the prices on the menu were already pretty reasonable.
For those who don’t know – eating Japanese food in Hong Kong is actually CHEAPER THAN EATING IT IN MALAYSIA. I know it’s hard to believe or comprehend but for anyone who has ever eaten decent Japanese food in both countries, you will know what I mean.
This plate of sushi came first – 2 portions of slightly seared salmon and one portion of slightly seared Japanese sole.
To be honest I have never had sole in sushi form before so I was bit wary but the waitress highly recommended it and I’m so fucking glad I took her advice because JAPANESE SOLE SUSHI THAT IS SLIGHTLY SEARED FUCKING ROCKS.
I was also really pissed off because I consider myself someone who has eaten a LOT of Japanese food around the world but this had to have been of the best pieces of sushi I have ever eaten.
I regret ordering only one portion of this.
The slightly seared salmon sushi was plenty dope too! Definitely the BEST salmon sushi I’ve had in a longgggggg time.
Searing the fish slightly gives it a smokey kind of flavour (but not salty like smoked salmon) and really enhances the taste of the fish (if done right)
The salmon looked so good I had to take another photo of it.
Sushi like this makes the shit you get in Penang taste like old tyres.
Toro … mmm … fatty tuna … another one of my favorites … also slightly seared.
Check out the crazy two-tone toro. The fish was really succulent and all the sushi was so delicious I almost cried.
Choooooo oishii desu
This is gyu tan (ox tongue) … another dish I love to eat (whenever I can get it)
By this time the waitress was helping us to arrange our food so we could take better photos (haha)
Kushiyaki-ed to perfection and really springy to chew on, the chefs at this restaurant really know how to get their grill on.
Next up we were served our grilled foie gras.
Foie gras is appearing more and more on menus in Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong and it was no exception at this place.
What I will say is that like everything else we ate so far at this restaurant, it did not disappoint.
I’m convinced if everyone on the planet had a plate of this to eat, there would be no more wars and fighting over bullshit and we would have world peace.
Make foie gras not war!
And of course … finally, the main reason why I decided to try this restaurant – the uni sashimi.
I am always uni crazy when I go back to Hong Kong.
God I love uni so much. I could eat it all day and every day without getting tired of it.
To give you an idea of how much cheaper it is to eat Japanese food in Hong Kong compared to Malaysia – this massive serving of uni sashimi (which came with 6 tuna maki rolls aswell) cost HK$120 which is equivalent to about RM50 or USD15.
If you order uni in Malaysia (say at Kampachi at Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur or Kirishima at the Cititel in Penang) ONE THIRD of the serving above (and minus the 6 tuna maki rolls) will set you back RM80-90/HK$190-215/USD24.50-27.60.
So now you know why I am always uni crazy whenever I am back in Hong Kong?
The quality of food at this little Japanese restaurant totally took me by surprise and i think I really lucked out on this one.
I will definitely go back there the next time I am back in town but I am sorry I cannot give you directions to it!
I’ve missed this place every day since I’ve come back from Hong Kong.