Thursday, November 30, 2006

Akashi, Paragon

So, I'm running out of clever words and cliché phrases to describe my food ventures. Those of you whom have been tickled and secretly enjoyed this literary food soft porn of mine, I'm sorry to have to tell you that all good things must come to an end and you'll have to go else where for your reading fixes. Nah. I'm kidding. If you really wanna go off now, you'll never get to find out (for some of you at least) about the fantastic Japanese place Akashi is.

It's difficult to describe Japanese food that comes in great variety without inevitably having to reuse the same old words. Also, it's a challenge trying to remember all the names in Japanese. In Akashi, it's been so far consistently quality fresh food which really deserves mention. No, there's no overly fanciful presentation or extremely stylish decor in the restaurant. What you get is simple pleasant furnishing and great food. Grated wasabi root fresh!

Fresh ground wasabi

Fish liver

Steaming hot Tamago

Beef ribs

Seaweed?

Salmon skin rolls


One of the noteable practices of Akashi with the sushi is that it is served as how sushi should preferably be. A generous portion of the topping along with a wad of rice that's really smaller than the said topping. This is something which most of the pseudo Japanese restaurants are guilty of not practicing. Just like Pizza Hut is filling people with tonnes of dough, these many other unnamed Japanese restaurants fills their sushi customers with rice.

On the note of exceptionals, I would say that this place serves a very heavenly uni. Comparative with Ten-Jyaku in terms of light and creaminess, the uni from Akashi tops the crops with very noticeable fragrance which the former restaurant didn't fulfill. Also, it's $10 a piece which makes it both cheaper and more delectable.

I highly recommend this place.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow! the sushi looks good. is this a kaiseiki or ala carte? how much was your damage?

LiquidShaDow said...

Hi Mia,

It's a la carte.

Double the single piece sushis, fish liver and the soup (dinner for 2), total's abt $220.