We visited Sushi Hashimoto again. It was the best season for very young punctatus’s best season.
Basically, Sushi Hashimoto serve chef’s choice for 14000 yen only, but when my friend took the reservation, he said to the chef, “We want to eat both Very young punctatus and saury !”
So, the chef got good saury and very young punctatus and we could eat both 🙂
He reserved full seats, so the chef could fulfill our wish.
When we visited Miyakozushi last time, and to our sorrow, we couldn’t eat it because it wasn’t the good season yet.
At first, edamame and Japanese sake that I ordered was served.
My Japanese sake was named “Zaku (作)” from Okayama prefecture.
Official site of product compony –> http://jizake-mie.jp/SHOP/107504/list.html
It was fruity and easy to drink. So,it was a little bit dangerous !
The amout of the sake in my bottle was larger than this cute appearance, so I got drunk 😛
Tile fish sashimi (甘鯛の刺身)
Slightly grilled bonito with straw (藁焼きかつお)
From Kesennuma of Miyagi. The smell of straw attached to its skin was good.
Sardine roll (いわし巻き)
It had chives, takuwan (or takuan) and gari.
I think it is controversial food. I like it without takuan…
Grilled eel with salt (鰻の塩焼き)
It’s wild eel from Shinji lake of Shimane ! This eel had plenty of fats ! I had never eaten such a delicious eel !
Oh my ! It’s not eels restaurant ! I can’t believe that sushi restaurant serve such a splendid eel !
Minced sweet fish (鮎のミンチ)
Once the sweet fish caught in Niyodo river of Kochi prefecture was grilled and then minced. It went with the sake very well ! But it was small. I put it into my mouth little by little…
Grilled hairtail (太刀魚の塩焼き).
From Takeoka of Chiba.
After that, it’s the time for sushi ! I drunk my Japanese sake up just time, I got Green tea.
I don’t like eating sushi with alcoholic drinks very much.
Very young punctatus (新子)
“Very” young punctatus is the taste of early summer season only. But this year, it was too small to be cooked in the usually best season (July) because of the cold weather this spring. This was the first and last time to eat very young punctatus this year…..
Young punctatus is eaten all year around.
Red sea bream (真鯛)
Young yellow tail. Yellow tail have various names in Japanese according to its size and age. This young yellow tail is called “Tsubasu”. This was the first time to eat Tsubasu.
Marinated tuna with soy sauce blended sauce (まぐろの漬け)
Horse mackerel (鯵)
It was delicious ! It’s flavor, texture…. This was No.1 horse mackerel ever !
So much I ate, almost in a dream.
I wanted to eat more three portion of it. But they didn’t have in stock !!!!! X(
Thanks to the delay of very young punctatus’s grown up, we could enjoy both early Spring tastes and Autumn tastes in a course 🙂
Kuruma prawn (車海老)
Caught in Beppu bay.
I visited Sushi Hashimoto last time, only kuruma prawn dissatisfied me. But that day’s was perfect 🙂
Prawn is special seafood for me.
I think prawn is the best favorite seafood for most of children. And after grown up, they continue to enjoy it. Me, too.
It is still special treats for me.
Sea urchin (うに)
From Iki of Nagasaki.
I wanted to have second helping of horse mackerel, but they didn’t have in stock, and I was already full. So, I didn’t order anything else.
Conger eel (穴子)
Shijimi clam soup (しじみ汁)
The sign of the end of the course.
That day’s No.1 was horse mackerel and the second was grilled eel 🙂
Everything was getting better than our course last time.
I was really satisfied with their sushi. But this restaurant is getting very popular. So, it is getting harder to reserve full seats.
Next we reserved in October. Of course, full seats 🙂
About Sushi Hashimoto (鮨はしもと)
Address / Maki Plaza Bldg 1F, 1-15-11, Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Station / Shintomicho station (Tokyo metro)
Open / 18:00 – 23:00
Closed / Mondays