Needed to give my colleagues a treat last week and decided to bring them to try the famous Chirashi from Teppei. Sounds good right? Only a slight problem, the long queening time for Teppei and the lack of a reservation system means it will be virtually impossible to sit 10 of us at the same time.
Hence, I decided to give Hanare a try. Hana-what? you may ask. Hanare is the latest restuarant opened by Chef Yamashita. It is suppose to be a new dinning concept that is different from Teppei’s.
10 of us went quite early and reached around 12pm. There are still some seats available as the restaurant opens at 11.45pm but it was quickly filled up. Seating was tight and the stylpe is a typical restaurant seat, totally different from the counter style of Teppi. 5 of us decided to try the buffet another 5 tried the Chirashi.
Buffet – Pricing is reasonable but the food served is not worth the $19.90 charged. No sashimi are served – so raw food lovers please stay away.
Chirashi – No need to queue makes it the star of the restaurant. However, common consensus is that the original one at Teppei is better. Rice tasted better and fish tasted fresher.
Overall – Will avoid the buffet and go straight for the Chirashi. And only if you cannot wait 45min for a nice bowl just 30 steps away.
It is probably me but I find that the logo seems to depict dragon boating as rowing. Dragon boating sits two row with each rower having one paddle and only one side. Rowing sits single row with each rower in charge of two paddles.
Warning. Randomly came across this post and it is one of the saddest and bravest story I have read, please read only if your heart can take it. It reminded me to be grateful to what I have been blessed with.
It also reminded me to take note of this. A little note to my wife.
Of the journey/ journeys that we have gone through and finally blessed with Elliott,I am constantly humbled and grateful for you being in my life and the journey we have ventured together, hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder.
I have seen the strength in you when others would have collapsed;
I have seen the compassion in you when you see others in worse situation;
I have seen the optimism in you when even I feel that I cannot walk on anymore;
I have seen the tenderness in your eyes, especially when you hold up our child;
I have seen the mother in you when you attempted to teach him how to read
I know I don’t say it enough, but I love you and Happy Mother’s Day.