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Shunji - Late Summer/Early Fall Report [Photos]


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Shunji - Late Summer/Early Fall Report [Photos]

yangster | Sep 8, 2012 10:30 PM

It's been a while since I've seen an update on Shunji, and since this was my first visit, I figured I'd post pictures from my meal. The timing was perfect as they had just gotten a shipment of snow crab and spiny king crab (Hanasaki) from Hokkaido.

[I'm far from a sushi/Japanese language expert, so I'm relying on the menu board for the names. I apologize if I got any wrong.]

1. Menu board
2. Chilled roasted corn, lily bulb, wintermelon soup
3. Summer vegetables w/ dashi gelee
4. "White Fish Plate": higesori dai (sweet lip), renko dai (red sea bream), sea bass (I didn't catch the Japanese name, and it wasn't written on the board)
5. Hanasaki crab
6. Assorted (top-bot, l-r): top shell, shrimp stuffed w/ sweet potato, tofu-shiitake wrapped w/ proscuitto, marinated tomato, purple yam and blue cheese ball w/ dried fruit, ankimo ball w/ caviar
7. "Mackerel Plate": sanma (pike), kasumi aji (jack), hagatsuo (bonito)
8. Agedashi tomato w/ shishito pepper and eggplant
9. Grilled kinki w/ yuzu, soy, ans sake (we were told this was red snapper, but I always thought kinki was rock cod)
10. Spaghetti squash dengaku w/ fried shrimp, blue crab, sweet miso, plum
11. Kamasu (barracuda)
12. Hou bou (sea robin)
13. Tobiuo (flying fish)
14. Shiokko (baby kanpachi)
15. Matusu dai (black porgy) - Shunji gave me a scrap piece along with the nigiri
16. Shunji cutting off the legs of a still live snow crab!

Favorite dishes of the night: hanasaki, agedashi tofu, grilled kinki, barracuda

Cost: $145/pp
[Note: the price is a little skewed because we got the hanasaki, and we didn't bother to ask what the price was. Also, my sister stopped after the spaghetti dengaku, so the actual cost per person is about $132.50 assuming my five pieces of nigiri was half of the normal $50 sushi option.]

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