We were right.
At around 12 p.m., the place was almost deserted. Looking at their lunch menu, I could not divert my eyes from their Eel (Unagi) and Anago Chirashi Sushi Set ($23.50).
I love eel, and Sushi of Masuya did not disappoint. Fluffy japanese short grain rice covered with generous slices of unagi and anago, slathered with sweet teriyaki-like sauce. The set comes with Agedashi Tofu and Miso Soup, as well as a small portion of radish/daikon pickles.
For the uninformed, Anago is salt-water eel. The more common one found in Japanese restaurants is the thicker and the more chewy Unagi, which is fresh-water eel. Anago is considerably thinner, usually smaller, and less oily than unagi.
My preference? They are both good - I enjoyed the unagi as I could not find or taste any small bones usually found in cheaper quality ones. The anago has cleaner taste though.
|Look at those beautiful gems|
1/2 heart opted for Sashimi Set ($18.50), also inclusive of Agedashi Tofu and Miso Soup.
The sashimis were, well, fresh. Very clean tasting, crunchy pieces of fish. And you can't really go beyond that.
So impressed we were with our lunch session, that we decided to come back for dinner and tried their a-la carte menu :D
While lunch was a quiet affair, Sushi of Masuya was packed with patrons during dinner.
We ordered Beans Goma-Ae ($5.80) for appetizer. Crunchy beans tasty sesame dressing. I wanted to also order their Salmon Fin Kara-Age, however unfortunately they did not have that.
Chicken Katsu ($16.80) was coated in generous panko crumbs, very crunchy and deceptively light tasting despite them being deep fried. It did not come with any rice though, so we had to order a bowl of rice ($3).
The star dish of the night would definitely be Wagyu Steak in Miso Sauce ($38.80). Sirloin piece of wagyu beef with marbling score of 7 (pretty good), it is freaking expensive. But the moment I bit into the meat, slathered with that tasty miso sauce - all was forgotten. There were only me and the juicy tender beef (no dice ever of me being a vegetarian there -_-). When 1/2heart let out an appreciative guttural moan after tasting his first piece of the steak, I knew he felt the same.
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