I learned a little more about the dining options of my new hood yesterday, thanks to a story link posted by my friend g4gary. One of the places mentioned was Reiki Small Field (小田料理), a new Japanese place by the ferry terminal, which is literally a stone's throw away from me. I'd walked by this place numerous times, and had been pretty curious. Tonight it was time to check it out.
The restaurant occupies part of the ferry terminal building, and the side facing Victoria Harbour is actually open to the water without any windows. Harborside seats had already been taken when I called to reserve, but it was probably a good thing, anyway... The fragrance of the Fragrant Harbour isn't always pleasant, and there's always a chance of breathing in fumes from the departing ferry boats.
In addition to an à la carte menu offering items from sashimi to tempura, the restaurant also offers two kaiseki menus. I decided to splurge for the more expensive option which, at HKD 1,000 a head, seems a little steep for a location such as this.
The bulk of the set consisted of sashimi and sushi, so we asked to have tuna excluded.
Then came four pieces of nigiri sushi, which were all too big... They were presented in a style that seems like it would appeal to local Hong Kong customers... with extra-long pieces of neta. Interesting to see that the shari was made with red rice vinegar, but it's too bad that the shari was cold...