Azuma

Azuma (Japanese word of "east") is a Japanese restaurant in Queensbay Mall. Although it has a kaiten (conveyor belt) in a section of the dining area, it caters for higher market segment than other Japanese restaurant than the likes of Sakae Sushi. Surprisingly, the food at Azuma is still priced competitively.
Right off the kaiten, we took a blue plate of Tamago Maki (egg rolled sushi) and red plate of Chuka Iidako (seasoned baby octopus). The latter is rather nice!
In addition, we also ordered a serving of Yaki Gyoza (pan-fried dumpling). It comes in 5 pieces. The minced meat inside has the right texture and works well with our tastebuds.
For more a filling treat, we ordered 2 bento sets: Steamed Salmon Bento and Unagi Bento. Each is served with Garlic Fried Rice, Miso Soup and some Fruit Slices. The latter set also comes with a cup of Chawanmushi and Mayo Salad.
The steamed salmon is just mediocre, but the unagi (eel) is really special. Somehow, the chef knows his trade and makes it so perfect to the mouth!
The garlic fried rice is reasonable, but I somehow prefer the one at Sakae Sushi.
While we were settling the bill, we were each served with a complimentary cup of Ice Cream.
All in all, Azuma is a great place to have a nice Japanese meal. The environment and hospitality is also welcoming. However, be wary of your financial capability, because an unimpeded appetite can snowball and cause serious damage to your wallet. Or your credit card as the case may be.

2 comments:

  1. I thought the foods are decent but my best shot for Azuma so far was their Sashimi set, reasonably priced with substantial portion :)

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  2. Great! Can't wait to try! :-)

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