Kikuzushi 菊鮨 (Fukuoka, Japan)

The Force is Strong with this one…. That was what was running through my mind when I was having sushi at this place. There are many things to like about Kikuzushi. First, it is located in a suburb, which has always yielded good results for me in terms of sushi deliciousness- prime example would be…

Sushi Dokoro Tsukuta 鮨処 つく田 (Karatsu, Saga)

How far are you willing to go for sushi? Yes, I’ve asked this question before, when I wrote the Taka by Sushi Saito piece. This time there was no need for an international flight but in its stead was a rather pleasurable 1 hour 40 minute train ride from Hakata Station to Karatsu, a nice…

Tatsushou たつ庄 (Fukuoka, Japan)

Nice sushi to be had on a rainy, rainy day. I hate rain. Overall a very good meal.The chef looks stern/”kibishii” at first but he’s actually quite a nice guy! A friend of mine mentioned that he sorta looks like Sawada-san with the stern look, and I have to agree… You start with a portion…

Edomaezushi Nikaku 江戸前鮨 二鶴 (Kitakyushu, Japan)

I finally made it to Kyushu to try out the local sushi scene. It sure took a while as I had been planning since late 2014, only to be able to make it now in late 2016. I decided to go in July since I wanted a “recap” of the tsuyu/summer season ingredients, and true…

Sushi Mitsuya (Singapore)

Summary ♠Sufficiently large shari with Akazu+Komezu mix; just a wee bit of sugar- good shari ♣Highlights: Katsuo-zuke, Akami-zuke, Sawara, Kanpyo-Maki ♥Some misses- Hotate muki & Anago ♦Harada-san has mad skills ×”Business” clientele may be irritating Sushi Mitsuya is another one of those new-wave Sushi restaurants in Singapore- the chef Ryosuke Harada is a Sushi Sora alumnus. I…

Sushi Mieda (Singapore)

Summary ♦ Small, neutrally seasoned shari ♠ Excellent nigiri- chutoro, akami-zuke, kinmedai, kuruma ebi ♣ Below-average cooked dishes ♠ Warm & intimate setting Overall: Defo Revisit It has been sometime since I had some good sushi. Now that I’m back in Singapore my options are generally better than back in Melbourne, with sushiyas like Shinji &…

Taka by Sushi Saito

Summary: ♦ Very refined medium-sized shari, unexpected for a pure akazu and salt seasoning ♦ Excellent pieces: Akami-zuke, Shima-Aji, Aji & Tamagoyaki ♦ No Kuruma Ebi 😦 ♦ Pricing for is between value to rip-your-eyes-out Overall: Will revisit   How far are you willing to go for sushi? Are you willing to fly to KL, take…

Tipo 00

Superb Unpretentious Pasta

Bistro Vue

Sometimes I think it is quite funny when we miss out great places right under our nose. For me, Bistro Vue is one of those places. I had dined at the “big bro” Vue De Monde sometime back in 2014 and vaguely remembered a “Bistro Vue” but it took me until 2015 to try it,…

Sushi Hinata (Kuala Lumpur)

  There isn’t really much to do at Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur when you’re alone after getting ditched for dinner. There is only so much to see at Pavilion, Starhill Gallery and the like, especially if you can’t afford to go on a shopping spree. Weary, I decide to take a rest at Tun…

Ashino

Ashino is a sushi-ya in Singapore that follows in the aged sushi style (jukusei). The chef is a former disciple at Sushi Tsuu where I had one of the most splendid sushi dinners in Tokyo. Everything online seems to shine heaps of praise upon his sushi with many heavyweights throwing their weight behind him. Excited at…

“Best”- Edible Exclusivity?

Theory leading to practice? Or observations during practice leading to theory? The more I look at sushi it seems that the second statement is true, or that sushi “theory” shadows the observations of the sushi chef, and that it is secondary in the pursuit of making good sushi. This may seem like a Captain Obvious…