Mixed Sashimi Salad
Imagine taking that first bite into the sushi. Imagine a myriad of flavours bursting through your mouth, tingling your senses. Feel the warm sushi rice complementing the delicately sliced fresh fish. Take savour as the soothing vinegar from the rice emerge, broadly stretching the full flavour of the entire sushi. And partake the goodness of the creation from the Master’s hand.
Chef/Owner Kikuzawa Masakatsu (left) behind the counter. The setting of the typical Japanese Sushi Shop is complete with the Chef dressed in a suit with tie and an overcoat.
Sushi Kikuzawa was introduced to me by my Uncle KY. It has been established in Singapore for over 5 years already and directly opposite the prominent Koka steamboat at International Building. However, this was my first time in sampling the cuisine which it served. The lunch we had was a buffet where all we had to do was just sit there and wait. Master Kikuzawa would then start the course throughout from beginning to the end with hand made sushi served right to your plate.
Honestly, I have eaten in many Japanese restaurants and have tasted sushi from there and even common established chains. Once you have tried the sushi from Kikuzawa, I believe your perspective of how the delicate sushi is supposed to taste like will change.
My first bite into the Maguro Sushi was startling!
The rice broke easily in my mouth and it was warm. The delicate flavour of vinegar kicked into action and brought out the flavour of the tuna. The tuna itself crumbled easily with each bite. And I can say that it was a fascinating experience.
Unagi Nigiri Sushi, Salmon Nigiri Sushi (both grilled)
Where there is the normal sushi, also ask for the grilled sushi where available to certain varieties. The added smoky flavour and the increased texture would change your dining experience.
Ume & Perilla Maki