Jenna was nice enough to come down to the city to accompany me to lunch. As I couldn't wander too far away from my office, we ended up at Tempura Hajime.
Most expensive Japanese green tea I've ever came across - $5 per person! *gasps* That pot of green tea cost $10, madness. But what is a Jap lunch without green tea, ey?
The sashimi plate (from left, clockwise) - freshly cut tuna, salmon, kingfish, slightly seared ocean trout - which were sadly not too fresh.
We ordered the Hajime Bento and it came with a bowl of rice, a bowl of refreshing salad and miso soup.
The tempura which I thought should be the key to this dish, wasn't up to par - yes, they weren't too oily, nor were they soggy, but the batter coating just weren't crispy enough.
I was also pretty disappointed that there was only one miserable prawn, and the rest were vegetables. For $28, I'd expect two.
Having said that though, I have to add that I love the tiny chicken skewers - absolutely delish! Oh, and I love how the tamago has a Hajime chop on it - cute!
I decided that for once, I would pass without desserts, but the chef kindly offered us with a complimentary scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Never mind if the sashimi weren't fresh, but if tempura is your forte, and they are simply just passable, I'd think twice.
Well, I would definitely return again, only if they didn't put a premium price against such average food.
But with the restaurant being a tiny one with only 12 seatings, I guess the premium price helps them survive.
Ah man, blogging at 12 midnight is bad - I am really craving for Kenzan's tempura! :$ I need to drag Jenna there with me. Or maybe my mummy, who will be here in less than a week! :D