Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sushi Hinata @ St Mary Residences

Returning to Sushi Hinata for sacraments of succulence. Earlier entry: March 19.

To recap, Sushi Hinata serves thematic sets; for this round, we nibbled on the RM45+ silver fish selection, which includes carangidae with spring onions & ginger ...

... mackerel ...

... & gizzard shad, all strong-flavored without being repulsively stinky.

A three-tsukemono maki set is available for RM48++ for the pickled pleasure of Hinata's patrons.

Traditional pickles, Kyoto-style pickles & miso burdock pickles constitute this set. Can't truly tell them apart, apart from their colors.

The white-fleshed fish trio (RM48+) comprises bastard halibut, sea bream & right-eye flounder.

Delicate but decadent; in other words, what the most mouthwatering sushi should be.

Special orders might include the can't-get-better-than-this sea urchin sushi (RM48+).

Veggies for fiber; simple & clean-tasting enough not to steal the spotlight from the sushi.

Thank the chef if he offers complimentary bites like luscious white shrimp with ikura.

Fresh omelet to cap an excellent meal.

Choya & aragoshi umeshu. The latter's pricier & less mouth-puckering.

Yuzu Komachi & wine, nicely offered at Sushi Hinata by both the bottle & the glass.


Sushi Hinata (behind The Weld shopping mall),
A-0-1, St Mary Residences, Jalan Tengah, Off Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2022-1349
Open for lunch & dinner, except Sundays.
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34 comments:

  1. Lovely! New phone or new camera?

    The white flesh sea trio looks strange but delightful. Perhaps the colour makes it look strange...but taste wise..I can just imagine it being a party in the mouth!

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    1. Missyblurkit: heh, neither actually! maybe the lighting at this place is just unusually good for food photography :D oh yeah, the fish for that is quite interesting, it looks and tastes really raw. not sure how to explain it, but you're definitely right, it's luscious and it tastes wonderfully fresh =)

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  2. I like watching how they prepare the sushi..like a live cooking demo ;-)
    Can see the fish looks fresh!

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    1. Melissa: oh yeah, it's excellent to sit in front of the very experienced, very friendly chef here, and to watch him work :D and ya, fridays are the best day to head here for the freshest fish! =)

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  3. I love mackarel, sea bream and Pacific saury...and I find them flavourful...but stinky never! :P

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    1. Ulric: heheh, i sorta feel like some outlets serve kinda stinky mackerel, so i'm sometimes a bit wary. but i guess the good ones are assuredly safe :D

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    2. I dun mind having some of the Yuzu Komachi...u know me n Yuzu lar!...kekeke =)

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    3. Ulric: ooh, it's quite nice, i guess. rather refreshing, and not too tart =)

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  4. Ummmm....no, thank you. I think I'll pass...

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    1. Suituapui: sushi is healthy! heheh :D

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  5. I think I'm quite boring when it comes to Japanese sashimi, usually I just go for salmon, tuna and kampachi. Looks like they have quite a big variety of fresh fish here.

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    1. Baby Sumo: the classics are good! i'll always have a special place in my heart for salmon sashimi, heh =) but ya, it's fun to try a different range too. we might discover something that we really enjoy :D

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  6. The sushi look simple and nice.


    Wilson
    www.PlacesAndFoods.com

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    1. Wilson: oh yeah, sushi at its purest and most satisfying in kl =)

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  7. AGAIN?!! why ever take me :P

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    1. Ciki: whoops, it must have been that our timing was incompatible :D

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  8. I saw sea urchin sushi here, this I never try before on japanese cuisine.

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    1. “追食富迪”: oh yeah, i really love sea urchin, but it's sad because it's one of the most expensive ingredients usually...

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    1. Wong: some of the most interesting sushi in kl's city center :D

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  10. Hi Sean, the closest I have had (I think) to sushi would be smoked salmon. Great presentation and informative post.

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    1. Linda: ooo, i like smoked salmon, especially in salads. it adds a lot of flavor! thanks =)

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  11. I love sea urchin! hmmm that remind me of the one I had in Tsukiji Market, soooo yummy. :)

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    1. CK: ya, i really enjoy sea urchin too. i wish it wasn't so expensive, heheh! :D

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  12. OMG! stop tempting me! im going there next week, but i wish it was sooner!

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    1. AugustDiners: oooh, i hope you enjoy your meal (even though your credit card might complain, heheh)! i think the fish shipments come in on tuesday and friday here =)

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  13. Sushis look really pretty here - such a joy to photograph them! Sea urchins - absolute favourite!

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    1. Pureglutton: oh yeah, top marks for presentation, ya! and yeah, i think i could happily eat a small bowl of sea urchin if i had the chance! :D

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    1. The Yum List: thanks! the sushi here is a feast for the eyes =)

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  15. tempting tempting ..cos it does look close like what I had in Sushi Dai..

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    1. TNG: i quite trust the chef here, cos he has decades of experience, heheh :D

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  16. Any other recommendations for great sushi in KL? :) what are your top 5 or top 10?

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    1. Denis: the other strong bet is Kame Sushi at desa sri hartamas http://eatdrinkkl.blogspot.com/2012/06/kame-sushi-hartamas.html ... sushi hinata and kame sushi are my two favourites, though kampachi at the troika is pretty good too http://eatdrinkkl.blogspot.com/2012/12/kampachi-by-equatorial-troika.html

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