After an almost month-long hiatus, I wanted to write something before y’all forget about me! Sitting here in my New York City hotel room, there is so much to write about – all of the restaurants I visited in London at the beginning for the month for one, and all the ones I will visit in the US of A after that. But I’m going to start with baby steps, and make a special mention of the superb Japanese restaurant that P and I went to in Hong Kong last weekend, at the recommendation of a friend who used to live in Tokyo – AL knows his sushi!
If you haven’t been to Sushi Shin, take a trip down foodie lane and check out this superb establishment in Tin Hau – I’ve been reading so much about all of the great restaurants popping up in the area, but this is the first (of many) that I’ve checked out.
I have to say, this chef knew what we should eat, and how to eat it. Each serving came with instructions. My favorite moments were when he looked at us with a little smile and stated “One bite, NO SAUCE!!” I’ll let the photos speak for themselves…
We started off with two two types of yellowtail sashimi served with a ponzu sauce with scallions, garlic and ginger, and were instructed not to add wasabi or soya sauce.
“Soya sauce and wasabi – OK!”
|Lightly seared bonito served seasoned with seaweed, scallions, ginger. The crispiness of the skin together with the melt-in-your-mouth flesh of the fish was a wonderful fusion of textures and flavours.
“One bite, NO SAUCE!”
|Braised yellowtail cheek with asparagus and radish (cut into the shape of a star, love it!)|
|Seared scallop wrapped in seaweed|
|Seared sea eel nigiri|
|Special miso soup – I failed to ask what made it special (and I call myself a food blogger – shameful!), I was too busy drinking it…|
“One bite, NO SAUCE!”
|Uni sushi – the uni was a little too chilled for my liking, but the texture was silky and the taste very fresh.|
|Not part of the omakase menu, I saw this being served to another table and just had to have it!
“No sauce, one bite, EAT NOW!”
Seared chutoro – absolutely melt in your mouth divine, and seasoned with a unrecognisable seasoning that I can only describe as what umami must taste like. I was spending too long trying to take a photo (and the Iphone just wouldn’t take a good image for some reason)… and I heard a voice say “Ahem, excuse me..?” I looked up and the chef was looking at me. “Yes?” I reply…
I guess it’s meant to be eaten hot, and the chef was not having it any other way 🙂
|Seared flounder fin nigiri
Yup, you guessed it…”One bite, NO SAUCE!”
Although I could have done with one or two more courses, we left feeling satisfied instead of uncomfortably full. I’ll be going back soon to experience this quality and freshness, and also to try the other restaurants in the area.
Ground Floor, 110-114 Tung Lo Wan Road
Causeway Bay (Tin Hau, really)
Tel: +852 2398 8000