Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Japanese Food In Hong Kong

Itacho Sushi.

We've had a fair bit of Japanese food in the city. We skipped the tried and tested Inagiku and went for Sushi Hiro. It has been around for some time and we've hopped in a couple of times. On this trip, we ended up there by pure chance instead of planning a meal. I love it. It's dependable, consistent (for the duration of our meal) and surprisingly traditional. I've heard mixed reviews from friends, so my guess is that we went on a good day.

We also hopped into Itacho Sushi to see how it would be, and it was a pleasant discovery to find that it didn't suck too badly. The sushi rice was decent, but of course at the prices, the cuts of fish left much to be desired. But for a chain, the food's surprisingly edible. Some loved how the oyster sushi. Hmmm. It wasn't exactly raw. More like...marinated well. Tasty, they said. The onsen tamago was impressive. Nicely done.

There was a visit to a casual and authentic izakaya- Kyozasa. The table was thrilled with the menu of umm...everything. Grilled, baked, steamed or otherwise. Plenty of choices for everyone. There was also a huge bottle of sake which was easily polished off towards the end of the meal. I found an attractive crunch in a beautifully steamed kinmedai (or alfonsino). I had that, and a bowl of rice, and found it immensely satisfying.

Kinmedai at Kyozasa.

20 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
T: +852 2376 1888

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