Sushi Mori 鮨森日本料理

I know I have been eating a heap load of Japanese when we are in Hong Kong, because well, I have a confession to make: we were supposed to Japan this holiday but because various reasons we didn’t manage to go, so I guess I am kinda compensating for not being in Japan!

Thankfully people in Hong Kong are Jap crazy and there are a wide variety of Japanese food around. Whilst not all of them are amazing, if you know where to go and have the $$ to pay for it, you can get some amazing shit here (sadly as oppose to Melbourne where even if you pay $150 per head you still couldn’t get half decent Japanese food…)

So anywayz, for our very last dinner in Hong Kong, we decided to go to Sushi Mori recommended by our gorgeous friends Cheetos and BB.

Sushi Mori 鮨森日本料理
16/F, Circle Tower, 28 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
(852) 2898 3399

photo 1 [640x480]Sushi Mori is situated on the 16th floor of a commercial building a few streets from Times Square. It’s pretty hidden and god knows how people find this place. It was therefore fairly quiet even on a Friday night, with less than 7 people sitting on a 18-person sushi bar and the rest of the restaurant was less than half full. Despite of this we never question the quality of the food for some reason. Well we do trust our fellow foodies!

photo 2 [640x480]The evening started badly though, not because of the restaurant but our resident third wheel (heehee) Esky received a work call just as we sat down, and tried working over the phone and getting all stressed out. We really feel for him man, Friday night at 7pm and still getting work calls. But that’s life in Hong Kong I suppose.

He eventually had to leave and go back to work, while we were at loss as to what we should order. Thankfully our sushi chef came to the resume. With a friendly demeanor and a cheeky grin, our knowledgable chef asked us what we would like to have, and once again we jump on the omasake (let the chef decide) train.

photo(5) [640x480]Pieces of the freshest sashimi appeared one by one in front of us, from fish to sea urchins to clams. Some were eating fresh, some lightly seared, even some that the sushi chef had to slap to make sure it brings out the best texture.

When we were almost done, our third wheel (we do love him) Esky texted and wanted to know whether we are still eating. Clearly he was craving for sushi not to mention being super depressed about work we urged him to come back. I had, in my own very thoughtful way, refrained from texting him any food porn but now to convince him, I sent him pictures and pictures of friggin awesome stuff he is missing out (like you are right now… *evil laugh*)

photo 4 [640x480] photo 1 (3) [640x480] photo 1 (4) [640x480] photo 4 (3) [640x480] photo 3 [640x480] photo 5 [640x480] photo 3 (3) [640x480]So anyhow, whilst we were waiting for him to get his ass back here, the chef ordered a bowl of fish bones for us to munch on with our drinks. I wish I can buy these in bulk man. It was seriously delicious and hey, full of calcium! What’s not to like about them?

photo 2 (4) [640x480]Finally Esky came and demanded to have what we had before, and the chef even cracked open the toro for us.

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All in all it was a fantastic meal and very very close to perfection, except the sea urchin sushi wasn’t as fresh as it could be, therefore so close, but 9.5/10.

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After our amazing sushi experience we retired to a rooftop bar nearby to unwind and for us, enjoy our very last night in Hong Kong amongst the glittering skyline.

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