Zanzo is a new hip bar serving Japanese style tapas located on School street round the corner from LabMade in Tai Hang.
I was attracted to this place because of the black tempura coating.
Although I do not drink alcohol but they specialize in Japanese-styled sake and even have their own labelled sake in partnership with some brewery in Hokkaiddo.
I know this place is for drinks but I was here for the food and I do not drink alcohol.
I finally got some tap water when they got my order wrong because I ordered Tofu pudding but the tofu skewer arrived, so they probably tried to make me feel better with a glass of water.
Anyway, the tofu pudding was not available that day so I will have to come back another day for it.
Chicken breast with truffle miso cream:
I do not normally order chicken breast because it is usually tough and dry.
When it came it reminded me of the chicken breast at Maureen's and it was PURE WHITE CHICKEN MEAT!
The truffle miso cream was a slight disappointment because it was not strong enough and the sesame sauce beneath it was stronger than the truffle sauce.
The julienne vegetables were a good balance to the chicken.
The chicken was also sprinkled with sakura (cherry blossum petals).
Initially I were they were grilled in a charcoal fuelled grill but it turned out to be charcoal tempura.
The charcoal tempura was the best coating they could have used because of it colour which complemented the colourful vegetables and made it vibrant and fun to eat.
The peppers had the strongest taste and I felt that it should have been paired with some mayonnaise.
Spiced obaro konbu and nori:
Basically it is seaweed pressed as thin as paper before it is roasted.
Home made tofu with okinawa brown sugar:
I wanted to order this but it was sold out.