Sorry guys, was going to continue with the Tassie posts, but I was quite annoyed after having dinner here and really wanted the opportunity to vent 🙂 so please bear with me!
I’m pretty sure most Asian (or Caucasians) will know who Daniel Wu (吳彥祖) is. He’s basically the best looking, intelligent and practically perfect man in Asia *drools*
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Don’t worry this is still a food blog hehe 😉 Why I wanted to introduce you to Daniel Wu is because apart from his films and ads, Daniel has now ventured into the food industry by opening a chain of sushi restaurants in Hong Kong – Monster Sushi. I did some research and there seems to be another Monster Sushi chain of restaurants in the US, but I don’t think they’re connected.
Mr Bao, Ms QQ and I had dinner at the Tsim Sha Tsui branch the other night, because Ms QQ was visiting from Malaysia and she really wanted to try the authentic Japanese food in HK. I don’t know when it started but Honkie people are obsessed (Mr Bao included) with food and everything from Japan. So HK is known to have pretty good quality Japanese food with some Honkie influences hehe.
I’ve heard good things about Monster Sushi and thought it would be a good place to bring Ms QQ… but I was so utterly disappointed…
We ordered a variety of sushi – salmon, tuna, unagi, salmon roe, sea urchin and soft shell crab 🙂 the lighting was pretty bad so I wasn’t able to take very good pictures.
And even though the sushi may look good…it really didn’t taste that good…the rice was very cold (too cold for my liking) and very hard! It was obvious the rice had been cooked way ahead in time and must have been kept in the fridge and it wasn’t thawed properly before it was used 😦
Then the other disappointment were their fried goodies, the batter was too thick and you bite into it, all we could taste was the floury batter 😦 and the seafood didn’t feel very fresh… none of us got sick or anything but we couldn’t taste the sweetness, fresh seafood offers.
I nearly forgot we ordered their signature ‘Monster Sushi roll’
It cost $39 HKD (approx $5aAUD) for one little piece… it was basically, a piece of raw scallop cut into half to make it look bigger, scorched with blow torch for a few seconds and then topped it with some mango, roe and spring onions… it’s supposed to resemble a monster… and even though Mr Bao argued that it does look like a monster…i just thought it was an ugly looking piece of sushi hahaha
The only dish that I really liked (ordered 2 cuz I was starving) was the crab salad ~ it had a generous amount of roe and crab meat and was a good mix with the cucumber and japanese mayonnaise.
But overall, we didn’t like the food there and it was quite expensive for the quality of food we were getting…for three people we paid $240HK (approx $30 AUD) each which is quite expensive for sushi in HK 😦
I wouldn’t recommend anyone going unless you have a discount coupon or you don’t have a choice, because there are too many other good sushi places in HK ~
Too bad Daniel’s sushis wasn’t as handsome or “tasty” as he is 😛
Shop 302, 3/F
iSquare Shopping Mall
63 Nathan Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui