REVIEWS

Sushi Gin: A Summer Delight

by: Karen Wong
11 Jul 2019
Restaurant   Sushi Gin
Address   27/F, Zing! 38 Yiu Wah Street, Causeway Bay
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When it comes to traditional Japanese omakase, you won’t really associate with summer flavours and sensations. Well-known Sushi Gin is breaking norms for exquisite but effortless dining that’s perfect for the season. Priced at $1,780 per person, it’s a must-try and must-go for a special occasion or just to splurge on yourself.

Carefully Crafted

Culinary genius Chef To was able to create a dining experience like no other and you can tell that each dish is well-thought-out. By breaking norms and coupling flavours and stepping away from culinary traditions, it elevated Japanese omakase to a whole new level. All the elements and flavours are exquisite on their own but somehow even better together.

The Akbane Dai, Scallop, Kinmedai in Dashi Broth is literally a melting pot of sophisticated tastes but when paired together with the home-brewed katsuobushi soya sauce, the flavours dance beautifully in your mouth. 

There’s no question that Sushi Gin is basically royalty when it comes to sushi rolls. The Sardine roll was such a pleasant surprise and it literally blew us away. It’s common knowledge that sardines can be tricky to work with. As much as it’s tasty, it’s also fatty and fishy. However, pairing it with cucumber slices and scallions, Chef To was able to bring out the flavour of the fish without leaving a questionable taste on your palette.

Visually Enticing

Known for its meticulous and expert craftsmanship, Sushi Gin has been gracing guests with plates that are appetizing to both the eyes and mouth. Besides the sweet and refreshing taste, the presentation is just absolutely on point. Adding that delectable touch to the dish, the edible Perilla is not just a pretty face and the flavour packs a punch. A garden on a plate, what’s better than that?

Rightfully Refreshing

When traditional Japanese omakase comes to mind, you wouldn’t really associate it with flavours that leave you with that light and refreshing sensation. 

A highlight for us is the Murasaki Uni with Honeydew in Whiskey. Don’t be fooled by the name; This one’s refreshingly breathtaking, you can’t have uni any other way. Stuffed with tuna tartar, salmon roe and wrapped in seaweed, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. You’re not left feeling hot and bothered that whiskey does but just layers and layers of flavours with a hint of sweetness. 

For a taste of light and luxurious, the Abalone and White Asparagus Stew with Truffle Sauce hits the spot. Cream-based sauces have a tendency to be somewhat heavy and overwhelming but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. The black truffle and White Asparagus fit perfectly, taste and otherwise. On top of that, the 16-hour steamed abalone is a literal culinary gold on a plate.

To top off the meal, Tuna Naka Ochi Soup is just absolutely perfect in giving you that feeling of warm satisfaction. It’s rich in its tuna flavour but make no mistake, you’re not drinking fish soup. It actually resembles a detox tea that you have after a meal calming your palette and stomach.

Sushi Gin

Cuisine   Japanese
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Well-known Sushi Gin is breaking norms for exquisite but effortless dining that’s perfect for the season.

— Karen Wong