23 Aug '15, 12am
Hashida Garo @ Mandarin Gallery – Sushi Chef Kenjiro Hashida Opens A New Desserts Restaurant
Famous sushi chef Kenjiro Hashida is bringing Japanese dining up one notch with the opening of a new desserts-meets-art restaurant “Hashida Garo” in Mandarin Gallery. I won’t have entered this space if not for Amanda, the lady who is crazy about Japanese food. Because from the outside, it looks like an art gallery with touches of visual art. So Garo means ‘gallery’ in Japanese, and embodies the very essence of Chef Hatch’s resolve to reach a wider audience with his culinary creations as well as with his personal passion for the visual arts. Apparently they have a tea master who will preparing and presenting the matcha ($30). Watching the ritual of tea making sure has a calming effect. We sat on the tatami mats as we watched the tea master whipped the matcha with a bamboo whisk (called chasen) until it bubbles. Each tea bowl (matcha-chawan) is a beautiful piece of art itsel...