Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kitcho 吉兆割烹寿司: The Omakase Experience

Omakase. The Japanese "I'll-leave-it-to-you" dining experience that I have heard so much but never had, until this May in Taipei. Kitcho was highly raved on the net and getting reservations wasn't exactly easy, though E and I managed to score lunch seatings a week in advance. Taking the mid-priced 20 courses at TWD2500 (Just slightly above a hundred sing bucks), it was one heck of a meal that lasted well over 2 hours. Oh boy, was it enjoyable. Fresh sashimi cuts, juicy scallops, buttery sea urchin, melt-like-butter fatty tuna. Did countless silent back-flips and not-so-silent woos and ahhs throughout.

Admittedly, I didn't recognise some of the fishes, nor did I fully comprehend when the cheerful Taiwanese chef announced their Chinese names. But I do know that this was one of the best meals of the year and definitely making a booking on the next Taipei trip. Eyeing the next menu tier eh.


Only half scallop for our menu tier, shiok stuff nonetheless

Creamy uni wrapped with pressed seaweed. E and I were plotting to distract chef and run away with the entire box of orange treasure. Food porn at its best.

Otoro Nigiri. Melted in my mouth and slided down the throat in barely 3 seconds. I got high. Like damn high.

Tamago with the texture of sponge cake. Very memorable.

Kitcho 吉兆割烹寿司
106, Taiwan, 台北市大安區
Tel: +886 2 2771 1020
Nearest Train Station: 忠孝敦化

Taken with Nikon D7100