Ever since returning from Japan, sushi cravings has been a serious problem. The void left by the sushi eaten in Japan has been growing gradually and can no longer be filled by chain store or supermarket sushi. It was time for something more.
Sushi Man has been on my bucket list for quite a while. Despite its far-flung location in the heart of Yuen Long, it has been gathering quite a crowd. Their signature drool-inducing Uni Donburi is often seen popping up on different social media, with its Botan Ebi tail waving at you, looking ever so cute and enticing. For a city dweller like me, making the trip out there does require some time and effort, but it was definitely worth it.
We arrived on a sunny Saturday afternoon for their omakase lunch. The lunch set was priced at $250, and included 10 pieces of sushi, one hand roll, appetisers, soup and dessert.
Starting off with a small appetiser of marinated squid in vinegar. Refreshing and gets your appetite going for the meal ahead.
Silky savoury steamed egg custard. Delicious but nothing mind blowing.
Starting the meal with the lighter flavours. Soft tender fish with mild sweetness.
Rare to see salmon in omakase, I do enjoy salmon but must say that this was the least impressive piece of the set. Not much different to what you can get elsewhere.
One of my favourite. Firm texture with a strong flavour.
The trio of seared sushi were really delicious. Searing releases the oils giving it a lovely smell, the delicate fish also breaks apart easily in your mouth. The sweet miso used on the cod sushi was also divine!
Crunchy texture with a subtle sweet flavour, interesting piece.
The chef called it the “shrimp family” sushi in that both the mother and the baby (shrimp roe) were there. Felt that the combination didn’t quite work well as the flavour of the sweet shrimp simply overpowered everything else.
By far my favourite of the meal. I usually find salmon roe outside to be too salty/fishy, but the salmon roe here at Sushi Man is a sweet, lovely popping delight!
A miniature version of their signature sea urchin cup. An absolute delight to eat. Creamy, sweet sea urchin mixed with rice is just too good, leaves you wanting for more!
Finishing with a toro hand roll. The way they wrap the hand roll ensures that there is an even amount of filling throughout, unlike the cone shaped variety which starts strong but ends up with just rice and seaweed sadness.
To conclude the meal, the staff served us a bowl of miso soup and a piece of Japanese fruit. A satisfying meal that can hopefully quell my sushi cravings for a while…Overall, for a $250 meal this was definitely great value for money and worth the trip. The quality of sushi you get is pretty good and as such their lunch reservations are usually quite full (I made my own reservation 3 months in advance). Dinner reservations are easier to get, and omakase dinner ranges from $600 – 1300. Will definitely come again and try their dinner!