Monday, 29 June 2015

Hidden sushi gem - Mizuki Japanese Restaurant

I have explored quite a bit of restaurants in Wan Chai but rarely restaurants in commerical buildings that are higher than the first floor.

Ironically, this place used to be S.A.E which was a place I wanted to try.

I was recommended this place by expats and when I got there, the restaurant was filled with Japanese expats and Western expats.

It was encouraging to see blue_balu review this because she only reviews places that are worth visiting.

The food was quite pricey but they had some interesting dishes that were on the seasonal menu.
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Started with three appetizers:

Sharks bones which have been cut into small pieces and had a texture like hard cartilage. The sauce was appetizing and they had an interesting chew.

The Sea cucumber in vinegar which I was expecting to be soft had a texture like raw squid but the acidity of the vinegar was nice

Whelk slices in wasabi sauce were nicely spiked with a powerful mustard kick.

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Here was what we had for the mains:
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Kinki fish:
The fish was salted and dried but the fish was still delicate and moist with a lovely crispy skin.

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Noodle salad:

The portion was huge and it was ramen tossed in sesame sauce topped with fish roe.
The noodles reminded me of Chinese chilled noodles called "jung wah lang min".
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Sushi platter:
striped jack, kinmedai (金目鯛), fatty tuna, botan shrimp, sea urchin, salmon roe, tuna.

The sushi was fresh and neatly made.
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Beef cubes with crispy garlic:

The beef was juicy and lean enhanced by the crispy garlic slices and the side of mash was delicious with bits of vegetables in it.
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Red miso soup:

Compared to white miso, this had a stronger soy bean taste balanced by the sweet shimeji mushrooms.
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Purple sweet potato dessert from Wasakuraya.

The dessert was velvety and smooth with a natural purple sweet potato taste that was sweet with a savoury aftertaste.

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