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.
106, Taiwan, 台北市大安區
Tel: +886 2 2771 1020
Nearest Train Station: 忠孝敦化
Taken with Nikon D7100