For the full review, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/10/sushi-mitsuya.htmlSushi Mitsuya
offers just 3 sets for lunch (there's no ala carte menu here, for lunch or dinner), which may seem a little constrained, but the food was so sublime, the lack of choice didn't bother me one bit. I got the Ichie Set
($60) which comprised a duo of appetizers, 8 piece sushi medley, makimono, soup and dessert, all dictated by the season's finest and the chef's inclinations. I'm never as adventurous as I am at high-end Japanese restaurants, but I was well-rewarded for trusting my palate with the chef. Every course was just dreamy and memorably so.
1) Persimmon, Spinach and Fried Gluten
: married beautifully in a pool of walnut sauce
2) Scallops, Garland Chrysanthemum and Honshimeiji
: kept light and crisp in a vinegar tofu sauce
3) While the sushi variants weren't particularly luxurious, the chef's treatment of each seafood was first-rate. Every sushi was so well-balanced and seasoned, I didn't need additional soy dips. First up was Surf Crab
, firm and clear, simply brushed with a sweet-ish soy to complement the natural flavour of the seafood.
4) Sea Whelk
: similarly given a light coat of soy and topped with a dollop of grated ginger to counteract its umami tendencies.
5) White Baby Shrimp
: one of my favourites, so gloriously sweet and moist.
6) King Mackerel
: aburi-ed to give its skin a crisp contrast, and there was a pike mackerel, that, in my haste, had gobbled it up before taking a picture of...oops!
7) Lean Tuna
: sparkling fresh, meaty and scrumptious.
8) Also aburi-ed for a juxaposition of textures, the Seabass
was also excellent.
9) Asari Clams
: juicy and bursting with the salty essence of the sea.
10) Sea Eel
: burnished with a creamy wafu-like dressing, enhancing its sweetness
11) Maki Gourd
was a superb palate cleanser, with its crisp clean taste.
: this had a delightfully crunchy mouthfeel.
13) Seaweed Soup:
liberally laced with shredded vegetables for extra oomph.
14) Seaweed Jelly with Muscat and Mango
: so nuanced and light.
15) If a multi-course sushi set isn't for you, then the Bara Chirashi Set
($50) may be more your thing...it's the cheapest option for lunch! But, it's no slouch. The humongous bowl was brimming with a melange of seafood, sparkling fresh and a riot of sumptuous colours, and it's paired with the same couple of appetizers, soup and dessert