Thursday, November 30, 2006

Akashi, Paragon

I'm running out of adjectives and cliché phrases to describe the things I've been eating. If you dear reader have been tickled/amused 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. You'll have to go else where for your reading fixes. Nah. I'm kidding. If you 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 without inevitably having to reuse the same old words. Not to mention of the challenge of trying to remember all the names in Japanese. So from what I've had at Akashi, it's been consistently good quality fresh food which deserved mention. There's no overly fanciful presentation or stylish decor at the restaurant. They get by with a decent setup and delicious food. Grated wasabi root fresh!

Fresh ground wasabi

angler fish liver
tamago yaki
beef ribs

some maki rolls


I'd like to believe that Akashi makes sushi as it should be. A generous portion of the fish topping a wad of rice that's smaller than the said topping. Something most of the pseudo Japanese restaurants are guilty of not practicing.

If I had to pick something I really liked here, I would say the uni. Very nice. Comparable with the one I had from Ten-Jyaku. There seem to be a particular fragrance from the uni here though. Also, it's $10 a piece which makes having them cheaper.

I recommend this place.


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.