Hong Kong, August 2014 – Zuma, the sister restaurant of Zuma London, remains one of my favorites for Japanese food in Hong Kong. Nestled inside the city’s bustling financial district, the décor is contemporary chic. The cuisine can be summed up in these words – “It tastes as good as it looks!”
At our recent lunch there, I shared a few dishes with my sister. Once again, Zuma never disappoints and the ending was fantastic!
With a wide selection to choose from, we had a challenging time deciding on the maki (rolls). So we ordered three:
hamachi roll (yellowtail, japanese cucumber, sesame, chilli daikon, ginger and rock chive)
negi-toro roll (chopped tuna belly with spring onions) and
the house special roll (yellowtail, maguro/tuna, avocado, Japanese cucumber and gobo).
For our main course, the house signature dish – gindara saikyo-yaki (miso marinated black cod wrapped in hobs leaf) is a must-try. The portion was generous and can be shared between 2-3 persons. One of the best things about Zuma is that all dishes are intended to be shared.
Aside from the black cod, we also had Zuma’s aburi salmon nigiri sushi from their special sushi selections and red miso soup.
Once again, we were faced with a challenge when selecting the dessert. My sister chose the strawberry and mandarin with coconut biscuit and iced yuzu cream on hinchu candy ice cream. When it arrived, we were like “wooow!” It did not only satisfy our sweet-tooth but we spent a good minute or two admiring the elaborate presentation before we dug in !
If you enjoy modern Japanese cuisine and robatayaki (grill), Zuma is the place for you.
Zuma Hong Kong – www.zumarestaurant.com
All photos were taken by Mrs. King.