I feel like I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop with this one.
Yeah, it’s really pretty, and yes, maybe I’m biased because as a Japanese person, I think any attempt at fusion should be done incredibly well or not at all – but I just don’t get it.
I was so prepared to fall in love with Sake no Hana. It’s constantly on my Instagram feed, and everyone is always talking about it, but I found my experience really didn’t live up to the hype.
The last time I felt this way was when Avatar came out – for weeks, all you could hear about was how great it was – and when I finally went to go see it, I felt totally duped. Wasn’t that just blue Pocahontas? In 3D?
While the service was impeccable, I found the rice on the sushi to be hard and somewhat stale, despite being beautifully presented.
I went for the vegetarian main, which is an old favourite of mine – agedashi tofu, or deep-fried tofu, which was nice, but nothing to write home about. My dinner date opted for a chicken dish which was rather fatty, and somewhat clumsily put together.
While I’m not a big fan of dessert at the best of times, I was really disappointed in this one – a coconut ice-cream and pineapple cheesecake. I really wished they had used some more traditional ingredients and flavours, but that’s just my personal preference.