Jean and Chris recently moved to Hong Kong and when I went there to visit my family last Christmas, they took me to a lovely Japanese restaurant called Watami.
Chris had just come back from a trip around Japan and when they found this restaurant they realised how authentic the food is and reminded Chris of his Japan trip.
The menu is huge and everything looked amazing and I just wanted to try it all so we ordered quite a bit…
We had some Scallop Irodori Sushi ($28HKD), which were so fresh and naturally sweet.
We had a Japanese style Thin Crust Pizza Topped with Pork and Teriyaki Chiken ($53HKD), which was light and crispy and finished with some Japanese mayo and spring onions over the top.
Also a Pork Rice with Egg Yolk in Stone Bowl ($53HKD). The egg yolk was raw and when we mixed it all up with the rice and pork in the stone bowl it all cooked together. The pork was smothered in a tasty sweet sauce, which flavoured the white rice nicely.
Assorted Tempura ($68HKD) is always a good time. Mixing the radish and wasabi with the sauce and dipping the crispy bits into it. Its always lovely. The key to a good tempura is the batter – it needs to be light and thin and crisp, which this was.
The Kanai-Style Takoyaki ($43HKD) was delicious. I am a huge takoyaki fan. It was soft and creamy with a little piece of octopus inside and covered in a sweet brown sauce, Japanese mayo and fish flakes. DESLISH!
The Cesar Salad with Spring Egg and Bacon ($53HKD) was fresh and refreshing. The egg was poached and the yolk spilled all over the salad, which was something different from a normal Cesar.
And, of course, we had some Edemame Beans ($26HKD).
A great meal and a great catch up with old friends. If you are in Hong Kong I would definitely recommend to go check it out!