Sake Pairing Summer Kaiseki Menu @ FUMI 文

It’s been a while since I visited California Tower in Central. The list of restaurant seems to have changed a bit, for example – FUMI, was Ore-no Kappou as I remember. Yet it doesn’t change much in terms of the restaurant environment, still a very quiet and spacious area with counter seating.

FUMI

6-Course Summer Kaiseki
晚夏 立夏之懷石

We come over to try one of the latest summer kaiseki set menus. It is served per person along with a premium sake pairing package, inclusive of 5 seasonal sake selections from different prefectures.

Dassai 50 Junmai Daiginjo Sparkling (Yamaguchi)
獺祭 50 純米大吟釀山口県

Started with a strong-tasted sake, it comes with a fancy piece of sesame tofu as appetizer, with fresh creamy sea urchin, prawn and crunchy shield. The tofu has an abnormal dense texture but a very nice sesame aftertaste.

Sea Urchin and Kuruma Prawn with Sesame Tofu and Water Shield
芝麻豆腐蓴菜配海膽及花竹蝦

A smaller appetizer is simmered conger eel sushi, so rich in taste, succulent and tender on the inside, the rice beneath is as well flavoured perfectly.

Simmered Conger Eel Sushi
汁煮海鰻壽司

Simmered Conger Eel Sushi
汁煮海鰻壽司

Followed by a beautifully presented sashimi platter, including fatty toro, thinly sliced flat head fish, my favourite is the sardine to be eaten with minced ginger and chopped scallions.

Toro, Sardine, Thinly Sliced Fat Head Fish
吞拿魚腩, 沙甸魚, 牛鰍薄切刺身

Toro, Sardine, Thinly Sliced Fat Head Fish
吞拿魚腩, 沙甸魚, 牛鰍薄切刺身

Another sake comes next, specially imported from Osaka, Japan.

Daimon x Fumi Junmai Ginjo (Osaka)
大門 x 文 純米吟釀 (兵庫縣)

The soup dish is surprisingly tasty which has incredibly tender marumi pork and assorted julienned vegetables that are still crunchy in a light clear broth.

Broth with Miyazaki Marumi Pork and Vegetables
宮崎丸美豬肩肉配雜錦蔬菜絲清湯

Hakurakusei Junmai Daiginjo (Miyagi)
伯樂星 純米吟釀 (宮城県)

My favourite grilled dish is this sweet fish served with a homemade miso sauce, the fish is grilled with meaty on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

Grilled Sweet Fish served with “TADE” Miso Sauce
燒香魚配麵豉醬

Grilled Sweet Fish served with “TADE” Miso Sauce
燒香魚配麵豉醬

Last but not least, we have a Ochazuke with a piece of delicious sea bream and light green tea. It is made with a very special kind of short-grain rice that are much stickier compare to the usual one.

Sea Bream and Green Tea served with Yamagata Kurosawa Farm Milky Queen Rice
鯛魚茶漬飯 (山形縣黑澤農園白雪女皇米)

Sea Bream and Green Tea served with Yamagata Kurosawa Farm Milky Queen Rice
鯛魚茶漬飯 (山形縣黑澤農園白雪女皇米)

Otokoyama Special Junmai -Hokkaido Limited Edition-
北海道特產清酒

Finally, our kaiseki menu ends with a traditional Japanese dessert – Anmitsu. With dango (i.e. Japanese mochi), matcha jellies, adzuki bean paste and a scoop of creamy green tea ice cream; paired with a sweet-kind peach-flavoured sake.

Green Tea “Anmitsu” and Green Tea Ice Cream
綠茶蜜餞配綠茶雪糕

Hakutouhi (Okayama)
白桃妃 (岡山県)

FUMI 文
Address: 6/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central
Telephone: 2328 3302
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30-15:00, 18:00-23:00
Website: http://www.fumihk.com

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