It was an exhilarating start because we were to start with something mushy, something creamy and something I have never tried before in my own life up to now: Cod Fish Sperm Sack! Yes, I did not mistaken it as Roe, it was "shirako" in Japanese aka Cod Fish Sperm Sack or Cod Milt if you like. It was slightly cooked and looked like a tiny human brain but it was all good! The sauce gave it all the flavors, it was the creamy, mushy texture that really captured the undivided attention of my taste buds!
Following the Cod Fish Sperm was the Onsen Tamago with Uni (Sea Urchin) and roes. Wow, it was good! Not only am I a fan of Onsen Tamago (hot spring egg in English), I am a big fan of Uni as well! So what was there not to like from this dish?? The yolk was rushing out as soon as the spoon touched its outer layer, mixed itself with the Uni and roe to create a wonderful marriage of flavors. Thumbs up!
I think it was some kind of sliced pork salad that followed but no surprises here except for the dressing which was rather refreshing with its slightly citrus flavors and hints of sweetness.
The Sashimi Platter was ... delightful and quite colorful as well with various kinds of very fresh sashimi including Hamachi and Toro which are my favorites!
Nothing should be wasted so we asked the shrimp heads to be deep fried!
The Ox tongues looked rather ordinary at first sight but the creamy and mushy sensation immediately returned after your first bite. The texture was surprisingly soft and kind of melt in your mouth. Thumbs up again!
More Uni coming up, yeah! It was Chawanmushi in a crab shell topped with crab meat and plenty of Uni. Great presentation but the egg custard seemed to be a bit undercooked and rather watery as well. The strong flavors of the Uni when mixed together with the steam egg custard, overtook the flavors of the chawanmushi.
Oyster Tempura, nothing too special here. The resulting batter was a bit too greasy in my opinion.
Fish Soup was wonderful! The fish flavor was very rich, deep and intense (if that is the right word to use). Not watery at all, it was ... good and comforting!
More Uni (Sea Urchin)? Why not! Keep them coming please!
Next came Seared Toro Sushi, a wonderful indeed and it literally melt in your mouth as well!
The Wrapped Salmon Roll was something new to me as well and it was quite interesting the way they did it but it was fair in terms of taste. The wrap was pretty loosely rolled together so be very careful not to drop the rice and salmon all over the table like I did!
Totally forgot what these sushi were, I just recall being told to eat without any sauce and that one of them was the right fin of the fish. Ah well sorry about not recalling the names, please blame the shochu!
It was a bowl of thin and chewy cold soba that marked the end of our wonderful meal.
Oh wait, there was a fruit platter of course! and ....
... an ever so delicious homemade Pavlova made by our other friend S who should really think about changing her career! Her cupcakes were wonderful as well!
- Shirako - Cod Fish Sperm Sac. Something worth trying indeed! Cream and mushy! :)
- Onsen Tamago with Uni (Sea Urchin) - did I mention I love Onsen Tamago?
- Ox tongues & Seared Toro Sushi - both melts in your mouth in their own unique ways; same as the Shirako :)
- Chawanmushi in a crab shell - a bit too watery, perhaps undercooked
- Oyster Tempura - a bit too greasy
Sushi Kuu 壽司喰
1/F Wellington Place,
2-8 Wellington Street, Central
Tel: 852 2971 0180
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