Best Omakase Dinner @ Hachi Restaurant on 18Sep2015

#2 uni & botan ebi in japanese corn veloute

#2 uni & botan ebi in japanese corn veloute

wife bought omakase dinner at hachi 0n 18.9.2015. ^^

this was the best omakase/kaiseki dinner i had. it was better than most of the excellent kaiseki i had in japan ryokans, including a very good kaiseki dinner at roppongi many years back. 🙂

i have to look back to my tohoku trip in 2010, where we had several very good kaiseki dinners at notably Yamayurinoyado Ryokan in Hanamaki (花卷) & ryokan new komatsu @ matsushima (松岛) for equally good or better kaiseki.

best omakase dinner with Lisa @ Hachi Restaurant

best omakase dinner with Lisa @ Hachi Restaurant

this evening there were only 3 tables including ours. the servers said it is often quite full though.

omakase menu

omakase menu

it’s omakase – a chef’s table.

still, quite useful to have a kaiseki menu.

#1 pork wine infused foie gras terrine

#1 pork wine infused foie gras terrine

#1 we had pork wine infused foie gras terrine.

#1 pork wine infused foie gras terrine

#1 pork wine infused foie gras terrine

a good start. very tasty, and putting on all the right expectations. ^^

#2 uni & botan ebi in japanese corn veloute

#2 uni & botan ebi in japanese corn veloute

#2 the uni & botan ebi in japanese corn veloute was simply fabulous.

#2 uni & botan ebi in japanese corn veloute

#2 uni & botan ebi in japanese corn veloute

don’t know if it is fusion, generally just take uni & botan ebi as sashimi. this was a superb combination of taste, the very sweet uni & botan ebi, in a wonderful japanese corn broth with all the flower decorations. 🙂

#3 crab chawanmushi

#3 crab chawanmushi

#3 the hokkaido kani (crab) chawanmushi was the tastiest chawanmushi i had.

#3 crab chawanmushi

#3 crab chawanmushi

so sweet, so beautiful! 🙂

#3 crab chawanmushi

#3 crab chawanmushi

quite a memorable dish. motivated me to go back & make a chawanmushi myself. 🙂

#4 fresh oyster with yuzu jelly2

#4 oyster sashimi with vinaigrette jelly?

#4 the oyster was large & plump & sweet.

#4 oyster sashimi with vinaigrette jelly?

#4 oyster sashimi with vinaigrette jelly?

looked pretty too. i slurped it in with most of the jelly. 🙂

#5 sashimi moriawase = chutoro, sawara (spanish mackerel), kinmedai 金目鯛(golden eye snapper), katsuo (tuna), sanma

#5 sashimi moriawase = chutoro, sawara (spanish mackerel), kinmedai 金目鯛(golden eye snapper), katsuo (tuna), sanma

#5 sashimi moriawase were top quality – chutoro, sawara (spanish mackerel), kinmedai 金目鯛(golden eye snapper), katsuo (tuna), sanma. ^^

#5 sashimi moriawase = chutoro, sawara (spanish mackerel), kinmedai 金目鯛(golden eye snapper)

#5 sashimi moriawase = chutoro, sawara (spanish mackerel), kinmedai 金目鯛(golden eye snapper)

chutoro was very good, but i must say the chutoro in mikuni’s matsutake special bento set some days later was one of the best i had.

#5 sashimi moriawase = kinmedai 金目鯛(golden eye snapper) katsuo (tuna), sanma

#5 sashimi moriawase = kinmedai 金目鯛(golden eye snapper) katsuo (tuna), sanma

the sawara (spanish mackerel), kinmedai 金目鯛(golden eye snapper) were all very good.

#5 sashimi moriawase = kinmedai 金目鯛(golden eye snapper),katsuo (tuna)

#5 sashimi moriawase = kinmedai 金目鯛(golden eye snapper),katsuo (tuna)

the katsuo (tuna) & sanma were pretty ok.

#6 awabi (really tender superb abalone)

#6 awabi (really tender superb abalone)

#6 the braised awabi was really tender, superb abalone dish!^^

#6 awabi (really tender superb abalone)

#6 awabi (really tender superb abalone)

i took it with the liver dip & the sea salt separately, all very good. 🙂

#6 awabi (really tender superb abalone)

#6 awabi (really tender superb abalone)

they really braised it very well, as well as the very good chinese braised abalones.

#7 ikura don with toasted sesami - nano size but really excellent!

#7 ikura don with toasted sesami – nano size but really excellent!

#7 the ikura don with toasted sesami was a very small serving of rice with quite a bit of ikura.

#7 ikura don with toasted sesami - nano size but really excellent!

#7 ikura don with toasted sesami – nano size but really excellent!

all together really excellent!

#8 hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu

#8 hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu

#8 the best dish (among every best dish) though was the hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu, together with the A5 ohmi wagyu that was served next.

#8 hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu

#8 hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu

the soup was just so tasty.

#8 hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu

#8 hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu

there were chinese cabbage & pine mushrooms.

#8 hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu

#8 hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu

the hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu. 🙂

#8 hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu

#8 hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu

hamo was so sweet & tasty.

#8 hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu

#8 hamo (conger pike eel) shabu shabu

& the soup was like the very best of dobinmushi i ever tasted! ^^

#9 palate cleanser - pineapple & ginger sauce

#9 palate cleanser – pineapple & ginger sauce

#9 next we had a palate cleanser – pineapple & ginger sauce.

#9 palate cleanser - pineapple & ginger sauce

#9 palate cleanser – pineapple & ginger sauce

pineapple was sweet. the sauce was sourish & very appetising. 🙂

#10 - yakimono = ohmi A5 wagyu & sanma

#10 – yakimono = ohmi A5 wagyu & sanma

#10 the ohmi A5 wagyu in the yakimono was just incredible, so marbled, melt-in-the-mouth!^^

#10 - yakimono = ohmi A5 wagyu & sanma

#10 – yakimono = ohmi A5 wagyu & sanma

superb A5 ohmi wagyu. 🙂

#10 - yakimono = rolled sanma & egg plant

#10 – yakimono = rolled sanma & egg plant

the bamboo sheet & the rolled sanma & eggplant were very good also i guess.

#10 - yakimono = rolled sanma & egg plant

#10 – yakimono = rolled sanma & egg plant

but they were quite heavy going & lost in the process of so much excellent food! 🙂

#11 - nigiri sushi - chutoro, shiro ebi, uni & akamatsu

#11 – nigiri sushi – chutoro, shiro ebi, uni & akamatsu

#11 nigiri sushi was again tops!

#11 - nigiri sushi - chutoro, shiro ebi, uni

#11 – nigiri sushi – chutoro, shiro ebi, uni

chutoro, and especially shiro ebi & uni were fantastic. 🙂

#11 - nigiri sushi - chutoro, shiro ebi

#11 – nigiri sushi – chutoro, shiro ebi

just incredible sushi.

#11 - nigiri sushi - akamatsu

#11 – nigiri sushi – akamatsu

the akamatsu was supposed to be more fatty & marbled. maybe i still not used to the taste & it was marbled, but somehow did not feel wowed by it. 🙂

#12 - dessert = black beans yuzu jelly, japanese pear, red beans ice cream

#12 – dessert = black beans yuzu jelly, japanese pear, red beans ice cream

#12 dessert were black beans yuzu jelly, japanese pear, red beans ice cream.

#12 - dessert = japanese pear

#12 – dessert = japanese pear

pear was pretty ok, sweet, not sweet like japanese rock melon i guess, haha!

#12 - dessert = black beans yuzu jelly

#12 – dessert = black beans yuzu jelly

i always liked japanese black beans, the yuzu jelly was pretty refreshing too.

this one of the few dinners that i felt really wowed! ^^

c.h.e.f andy

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