Sunday, September 14, 2008
Tatsuya (Sept 13 2008)
It was definitely open for business!! :D Walking into a BUSY Japanese restaurant was quite daunting, especially for people who prefer quiet meals..... We were greeted by shouts of welcome.
Bottles of weird weird liquid with plums in there.... I didn't want to ask them what those were... as the servers seemed to be so busy with things... Somehow, I just do not know what these people were busy with... they were all so hyper and moving around as bees.... move slowly already!!
Mixture of Sashimi for 2 persons
I looooooooooooooooooooooove sashimi... I like salmon, i like otoro, I like sweet shrimps... I like octopus... I know there are japanese names to these... but I really do not like to go into those... I know what I want, though not their names... and I like my sashimi colder than room temperature. Another reason why i do not like to go to a Japanese place during their busy hours.. is we are served with Sashimi that are good, but not at the right temperature.
okie... Uni is one of my favorite. I like it, but I like to be able to taste it too. Somehow, this Uni had a weird taste... I meant the chef might be trying to enhance the taste of the uni or hide the taste of it... I do not know... but it's definitely not something I had enjoyed. I still prefer my uni taste without any fanciful other additional tastes distracting me from my uni.
Sushi for 1
This portion seemed to be quite huge for a person. I can be so filled up by this. :D The tuna maki is very unique... I think they had marinated the tuna with some fried tempura batter bits, spring onion and something else... I can't remember..... but it was good. I didn't like the slightly bbq or whatever u would called it mayo thingie on the prawn and the scallop... the flavour was just too strong, taking away the taste of the fresh sashimi they had used.
okie.... It's going to be a really negative experience for me @ this "supposingly to be REALLY good" japanese place. The batter is just too thick!!!! I thought it's supposed to be a light batter, and the batter was thicker than what I like and what I felt a good tempura should have.
I am quite a fish person, especially when I realized I can't have too much of beef. Maybe it's because I am getting old. But this saba had a slightly bitter taste esp at the tummy area. I only had the tummy area... The taste was very slight, but it just pop out every time I chew.
I might go back one day to try their bento sets... but it will definitely after their busy lunch hours...
and this experience could have been better... and I would have to pay less for what the quality of food I had.