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Having taken leave for the day, my friend and I were off to Sushi Mitsuya for lunch. Sushi Mitsuya was one of the restaurants which I looked through their menus (that’s available on their website) and felt it would make more economical sense to go for their lunch sets.
However, when we were seated in the restaurant and presented with the lunch menu, I went soft and decided to splurge by ordering the most expensive lunch set. Haha. My friend always tell me I’m a different person in front of the menu; My determination to not-over-order just disappears with any menu. I noticed too. Haha.
As I was worried about not getting seats if we walked in during lunch hours since I reckoned they would be packed with the lunch crowd, reservation was made a few days before. And probably because we made reservation for 12 noon, the time which they just open for operation, we were given seats (starting) from the end of the counter. Not the best seats in the house since we were tucked right at the corner. So my friend and I felt a little neglected and deprived of the chef’s sushi-making actions. We could only see his back view.
And from the menu (pages 1, 2), we ordered:-
1) Kasha (chef’s recommendation), $180 comprising of:-
(A) Appetizer – I was first served a bowl of boiled watercress with bonito flakes before I was next served with tsbugai (sea whelk). Frankly, when it comes to omakase, I am not a fan to be served with vegetables. Just a personal opinion. Bring on the meat for me, please. But of course, with the watercress, we were off to a refreshing start. I especially enjoyed the sea whelk, which meat was removed from the shell for one’s easy eating.
(B) Assorted sashimi – And the assortment included kinmedai (big-eye snapper), slightly cooked sawara (Spanish mackerel), salted boomerang fish, hokkigai (arctic surf clam) with Japanese chilli, hotaru ika (firefly squid) and otoro (tuna belly). Now, I am not too sure if it was boomerang fish that was served. I had questions marks written all over my face but chef Sean was in a rush. I would be fine if he repeated his words hastedly, yet still making sure we knew what we were eating. But sadly, I was left with big question marks. Even Google couldn’t help me.
Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, continue to read my review on other dishes here: PART2
We enjoyed the food dished out at Sushi Mitsuya. Nicely executed. However, cause we were rushed through, we did not exactly had the best dining experience. When our nigiri sushi were served, chef Sean spoke like a bullet train as he introduced our sushi. And when we couldn’t quite make out what he said, he would repeat like yet another bullet train. Hmm… I certainly did not like that. Hello… Sparing us a few (more) seconds by speaking slower when we queried won’t hurt. No? Not too sure if it’s because they thought we were part of the (rushing) lunch crowd.
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