Jay Essu was back in town on a whirlwind visit, and wanted to meet up for dinner with a few of us. It's been a few years since the four of us all worked on the same floor, and I can't recall the last time that ILove Lubutin, Jay Essu, and I were all at the same table. Tonight we would be sitting at the same counter at Sushi Fuku-suke (鮨 福助).
My only visit to this restaurant came almost 5 years ago, in the aftermath of the Tohoku Earthquake, when a bunch of us went to support their business and take a symbolic stand for Japanese businesses in Hong Kong. They were in pretty bad shape then, but I'm glad they managed to stick around.
Our friend is a regular here and gets the VIP treatment, so we're all riding on her coattails tonight. Omakase it was, naturally...
Next came a little snack, featuring the leftover bits from the halfbeak we had earlier. My friends got the deep-fried halfbeak bones, I had halfbeak skin wrapped around a stick and torched.
P.S. my friend informed the chef in advance about my preference to not have tuna. The chef did ask me about the reason I don't take tuna, and after hearing my answer, told me that he didn't think most places in Hong Kong actually serve bluefin tuna. While that is likely to be the case, I still choose not to avoid it on the odd chance that they do serve it. Tonight, this chef was more than willing to accommodate my request.