12 September 2009

Hamazushi

Friday night I did not cook, instead I join my friends for some exotic sushi in a sushi restaurant located near the school.

Hamazushi (はま寿司)
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It was full when we reached there around 745pm, waited for like half an hour before we're being assigned to our seats.
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I was abit skeptical at first but seeing that each of the dish cost just 105 yen, this is definitely a good deal.

Some of the promotional items for this season.


Extensive sushi menu.
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The touch-screen ordering panel. Just select the sushi you want and it'll be served via the conveyor belt. Freshness guaranteed.
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Helping ourselves with green tea.
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As a big fan of raw fishes, I don't show any mercy for the dishes and quickly "attack" them.

まぐろ (Maguro, fresh tuna) coming up on the conveyor belt, tempting....
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First "kill", あじ (Aji, Japanese Jack Mackerel). Haven't eat this before so wanted to try it out. Tasted not bad.
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One of my favourite, 大とろサーモン (Ootoro Salmon, fatty salmon). This part is near the belly of the fish which is oily and juicy.
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King of the day, the 特撰本まぐろ(special selected Maguro). This would be the best piece of tuna sushi I've ever had so far.... absolutely sinful delicious!! 105 yen for a piece of this is worth it!!
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Another salmon! 焼とろサーモン (Yaki Ootoro Salmon, grilled fatty salmon). Similar to the earlier one but this is slightly grilled which results the crispy skin.
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まぐろはらみ (Maguro Harami, Harami Tuna). Not quite sure which part is this but nevertheless it quickly slips down into the stomach due to it's smooth texture.
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うなぎ (Unagi, eel), which disappointingly nothing much to shout about, perhaps is due to the absence of the signature kabayaki sauce (蒲焼たれ) found on most unagi dishes.
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広島産かきフライ (Fried Hiroshima Oyster) tasted great! Too bad I didn't ask for 2nd serving, regretted....
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エビフライ (Fried Shrimp). Another tasty fried stuffs but I still prefer the raw ones. :P
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うに (Uni, sea urchin). Didn't tasted this one but according to my friend who had it, there's a strong taste in it which some people may not like it. I dunno whether I'll like it or not.
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炙り生えび (Broiled Raw Shrimp). As usual shrimp dishes are favourites in any sushi outlets, this one tasted good due to it's raw taste.
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Another worthwhile mention, though unconventional sushi dish.

北京烤鴨 (Beijing Roast Duck). First time eating duck in Japan (the Japanese don't really eat duck), crunchy texture and generous portion! Yumm!!
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4 servings for each of us!
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いくら (Ikura, salmon roe). Some find it disgusting but I find it tasty. :P
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生さんま (Sanma, Pacific Saury). Also known as 秋刀魚, this is the first time I eat the raw version of it.
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ねぎとろ (Negi Toro). Tune flesh being mashed to create the texture, another fun way to eat the sushi if you couldn't take in the raw fish slices directly.
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とろびんちょう (Toro Binchou). Not quite sure which part of tuna is this, but I guess is the flesh on the upper part as the texture is thinner than those near the stomach.
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活〆はまち (Hamachi, Japanese Amberjack betterly known as Yellowtail). I had zero knowledge of this dish as it's the first time I came across one. Anyway, it tasted not bad too.
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My last piece of sushi for the day, 特製白だし醤油漬けサーモン (Special marinated Salmon).
Noticed the extra bit of flesh eh, I guess it's special "service" by the chef who prepared it coz it's quite late already. A great sushi to end the meal!
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Btw, all the sushi above are priced at 105 yen per dish, which is quite reasonably with the quality of the food.

Friends opt for some cakes as dessert. I didn't take it as I'm full and the creamy cakes doesn't digest well with the raw fishes I guess, hah.

Chocolate cake, 210 yen.
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Cheese cake, 210 yen.
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A chocolate dessert which we let it pass.
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The tower-stack of plates lol. Total damage, 50 plates from 4 ppl!
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After being divided, each of us paid around 1,400 JPY (~RM 54).

Too bad I don't have the chance to taste this かつおたたき (Katsuo Tataki, Skipjack Tuna) as it's been sold out even before we're seated.
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This would probably be the best meal I ever had in Japan so far.... おいしかった!

1 comment:

  1. My mouth is watering.... Boy, I do miss Japan.

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