Two months ago, the evening of Saturday the 21st April 2012 to be exact, everyone at home was out except for my 2nd son. It having been a very warm day, I felt like having something light for dinner, so we took a short drive to Hanakazu. It was only when we had already ordered did I realize that I left my phone, and, ergo, my camera, at home. Thus, I had to use Lorenzo's phone's camera, so please excuse the poor quality of the photos.
|Appetizers of L-R: Shredded Tuna w/ Cucumber, Baby Cuttlefish (tasted like it was marinated in mirin and wasabi), and Sliced Squid. All very cooling on such a warm evening.|
When we arrived, our usual waitress offered us an Inada (i.e., a baby Hamachi) that was just flown in from Japan that morning. Since we were just two that night, we had it two ways: one half of the fish as sashimi, the other half grilled. Above is our sashimi platter of (clockwise from bottom) Inada, Toro, and Wagyu, all flown in from Japan and of excellent quality. As always, the wasabi was freshly grated.
|Nigiri Sushis were Ama Ebi, Anago, & Ikura...|
|...followed by the cooked dishes: Grilled Inada...|
|...and, being typical pinoys, we had to have some Ebi Tempura of course.|
|All these were washed down with a small bottle of chilled saké. It was nothing great, but certainly a whole lot better than those horrendous boxed ones that other restaurants inflict on unwitting diners.|
|Kampai! Until the next!|