Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nobu ♥ ♥


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Achi Donna texted, "I'm on my way. Order na kayo. Beef but not kobe, unaju, california maki, etc. etc."

Errr… anobaaaahhh??? We did not travel all the way to Hong Kong to eat what you can easily get in Saisaki.



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We arrived early for our 8pm reservation and got some cocktails from the bar




Dry Martini, Lychee Martini, Pineapple Martini (?), Strawberry Daiquiri



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Some chips, too



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Nobu's main dining room is dim and noisy. Last time I was here for dinner, I almost lost my voice. 



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Luckily, they gave us a private room this time (and I mean lucky for them)
With us in the house, the room became one big jungle. This was our ooh-la-la harbor view.



We were feeling a bit indulgent and ordered the Winter Omakase. (Yes, Achi Donna included.)


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Toro tartare with caviar in wasabi soy sauce. Yamamomo to finish. This was my favorite course.
And everyone else's, too, judging from the unusual silence and then all the moaning.  



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Sanma fish with dried miso in olive oil and lemon



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Baby tuna with bonito and jalapeno. Love the fresh, clean flavors.



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Ankimo (monkfish liver) with Japanese mustard miso sauce. My next favorite.
(Achi Donna: Ang sarap ng sauce! Lasang peanut butter!) 



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Anago tempura with sweet vinegar. This was so ordinary and so boring
I almost fell asleep on my plate.



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Chilean sea bass, foie gras with shiso leaf in teriyaki sauce. The foie gras was perfect,
but my fish was overcooked. 



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Japanese A5 kobe beef with wasabi salsa and yuzu soy. The texture was beautiful. I wish they put
the wasabi salsa on the side. It overpowered the flavor of the beef. 



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The non-beef eaters had seafood sukiyaki with sake soy sauce



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Clam soup



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Sushi: toro, botan ebi, hotate, sanma, uni



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Check out the marbling on the toro!



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The uni was so creamy and buttery



I was wowed by the first 2 courses, and then the meal seemed to go a bit downhill from there. 

But nothing could have prepared me for what came next.

The most important course of every meal for me. The dessert.

They served us...



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Seasonal fruits with melon sorbet. WHAT THE EFFFFFFFFF?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Being served a fruit platter (or bowl) for dessert is my worst ever nightmare, and I couldn't
believe it was happening to me in Nobu. Except for that one piece of grape,
the fruits were not even from Japan! Kiwi, orange, strawberry, cantaloupe, and
dragon fruit (dragonfly according to Achi Donna)



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That's her with the scarf :D 



Two hearts because the dessert ruined it for me. It was a traumatizing experience, until now I still can't get over it.

Next time when a restaurant asks about dietary restrictions, I will say I am allergic to fruits!


Nobu: 2/F, Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2313 2323

Nobu Website


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