I have been meaning to post this for a few days, but so lazy getting photos from my phone to my laptop. I really cannot stand winter! I simply cbf with anything…
Last Wednesday night, babe and I went for an obligatory celebration dinner, and we decided to give Nobu a try as he has never been there and while I visited a few times over the years, I always have good memories. (Last time probably being 2009 so it has been a while….)
I start with some refreshing cocktails with lychees, and I am so nice, I share the lychees with babe!
Then we order a few signature dishes sans the black cod:
New style salmon sashimi - nice but salmon slices too thin to really taste the texture.
Shiitake salad - I am surprised to see the 5 tiny poor-looking shitake mushrooms on the plate, they are unnecessary really.
Beef tataki with garlic chips & ponzu : pretty picture, very mini-sized
Crispy Oyster with Creamy Wasabi and caviar: I loved this dish and ordered it every time I come here, for $12 per oyster, it is yummy but over priced IMO.
King crab leg tempura with amazu ponzu: quite tasty but the ponzu is way too sour.
So I guess it is obvious I was not very happy with all the dishes we ordered, and it was annoying because we wanted the dinner to be special! The serving sizes are just shocking. Not the amount of the slices on the plate, but more on the thinness of the fish/beef, even oysters and shiitake mushrooms were so small I didn’t even know you can find them in the market.
Honestly, as much as I want to love Nobu’s food (I loved them before) I am more than happy visiting Horoki or Heirloom or Izakaya Den. Having said that, we noticed alot of people actually ordred sushi platter to share which I think might be a better option?
However, what saves the night were the desserts @ Nobu
Green tea trifle mousse layered with vanilla brûlée, almond and coconut meringue and milk chocolate ice cream, with and lime and vanilla foam.
This looks stunning on the plate and everyone turned their heads admiring it as it was coming towards me. haha, the size is actually good for 2 to share (but I didn’t share lols) I love the green tea mousse, it wasn’t too sweet.
don’t remember the name, but it has caramel and some sort of penna cotta with yuzu ice-cream (I scoop it away from babe i know he doesn’t like sour stuff) Babe loves this dessert, he would have licked the plate if there were less people.
So I guess at the end, we walked out of the restaurant happy (because of the dessert!!) Nobu is lovely but considering the vast options you have in Crown, I don’t think it would be my top choices in the future….
For relevance, I wore my new H&M dress, it is like the first item I have ever bought from H&M:
Had one of those hate-my-hair-to-the-max moment that night again, so just pulled it all back to a pony tail. I can’t stand my hair!!!!!