29 Oct '14, 11pm
That night, was Sushi Sho Saito. This was my favourite meal of the trip. I know so little about these sushi places, so thankfully, my dear friend Y, who visits Japan so often she is practically resident there, recommended Sushi Sho Saito. The tiny 8-9 seater place is helmed by a disciple of the famed chef from Sushi Sho and Chef Iwasawa-san (main picture) was just utterly affable and personable, and tried his best to tell me what each fish item was. But as I don’t speak Japanese and he speaks very little English, we defaulted to rather generic fish terms, so I’ll have to let the pictures (above – not all items are included) speak for themselves. I started with shirako (codfish sperm sac), which made me close my eyes for some minutes with pleasure, and then the rest of the approximately 20-course sushi parade started. As the meal moved along, Chef asked how much more I woul...