I won't go as far as to say Hana Sakazuki is my Japanese canteen but it is an awesome place to go to for the best and freshest sashimi, and at decent value. Just make sure you're lucky enough to get a place at the counter since the chefs are a real friendly and chatty bunch. They love sharing your drinks with you too.
Here are highlights from the evening.
|Fresh oyster from Hokkaido|
|Okinawan sea grapes salad|
|Scallop 2 ways - with crab paste and with sea urchin|
|"Right mouth" fish|
|Octopus - suction tentacle and flesh with sweet mustard miso|
|Chilled but not frozen shrimp - yes there is a difference|
|I missed the name of this semi-fatty but sweet fish.|
|Grilled fish roe|
|Yellow tail amberjack with Yuzu pepper|
|Deep fried Botan shrimp head|
|Grilled Botan shrimp|
|Missed the name of this one - blow torched to lend a smokiness to the fat. Ponzu reliefs the fattiness|
|Hokkaido sea urchin|
|Akamutsu - blow torched|
|Grilled ox tongue|
I've never been disappointed by a meal here. They are only limited by shipments which they bring in everyday in time for dinner. There are rarely limitations here. Perhaps there were limitations in the immediate wake of the tragic tsunami last year, but it's more than recovered then thanks to a fervent regular crowd of customers. Keep them coming, I say, and keep supporting Japan by eating Japanese.
2/F, Ming An Plaza Phase II
No. 8 Sunning Road