Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant focuses on using fresh Hokkaido seafood and ingredients that are flown in almost on a daily basis. Chef Thomas even brought in a Hokkaido Chef and his team to make sure the food stays authentic! Not to worry, it's not all about foreign talent. You could find familiar faces in Tony-san and Jack-san, both sushi chefs at the new restaurant.I love sitting at the sushi counter watching the chefs in action and I quite like the decoration of the place, with a traditional curtained entrance and faux bamboo walls that partion the sushi counter from the main dining area for some privacy. As usual, omakase is the way to go as I love surprises, especially delicious ones.
All the seafood was soo fresh and sweet. The aka uni, the dual-color Hokkaido corn, the hairy crab. I was rather impressed by the tempura that had a light coating of fried batter that reminded me of tiny icicles, crunchy icicles. Even a simple dish of stirfried peasprouts took me by surprise by its originality. It was fried with strips of omelette and fried tofu, topped with flakes of bonito, ebi sakura and chili powder that invoked a spicy kick.
Dessert was delicious macha ice cream and a whole Japanese momo. Look at how big the peach was! It was sooo fragrant like the very essence of a thousand peaches all compacted into one big and juicy peach. Absolutely yummy.
I indulged in a bottle of really good sake too. It tasted really smooth when chilled and I probably drank more than I should.
Too bad I didn't get a chance to try the teppanyaki room. I would love the experience of sitting around the edge of the hotplate and watch the action there. Can't wait to try that soon.
Just some randomness - is this clock cool or coooool?
Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant
M Hotel, Level 9
Open daily: 11:30am - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm
(20% off bill until end-August 2008)