The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

ZUMA experience menu @ Zuma, Hong Kong

Last month, hubby had to go to New York for a work trip for two weeks, which was a long period of separation for us. The last time we were separated for a lengthy period was almost nine years ago, when we had to work in two different parts of Japan for two months. This particular trip would have meant three weekends without going out on a date as a couple without kids (weekly dates are very important for married couples with kids - take it from someone married for more than a decade!). On the Friday before his trip, we went out for a dinner date to Zuma, which had launched a new izakaya-style tasting menu called the ZUMA experience (HK$490 per person). Any excuse to return to Zuma again! Although we've been to Zuma twice before, this was our first time in the lounge upstairs from the restaurant dining area. The lounge had a different atmosphere to the dining area below, one that is decidedly more for grown-ups - great for after-work drinks, friends meet-ups and dates (i.e. no kids!). It was nice to connect with my husband after a long week, and before a long separation. And the food was delicious!

Zuma lounge:

Seared beef with yuzu kosho-ponzu. Quite nice with the zesty and slightly spicy citrus sauce:

Seared salmon with lime shiso and soy sauce - I loved the little crunchy balls that gave a lovely textural contrast to the creamy salmon flesh:

Tokusen nigiri sushi and hamachi (yellowtail) roll - sushi and sashimi are exceptional at Zuma, and these were of excellent quality:

Asparagus with wafu dressing and sesame:

Australian spicy beef tenderloin, sesame and sweet soy sauce:

Black cod wrapped in hoba leaf - this was no doubt hubby's favourite course (black cod is his favourite fish). Succulent and fresh cod with a lovely soy sauce-based marinade:

Matcha banana cake with coconut ice cream and peanut toffee sauce:

Vanilla pudding with Japanese clementine, pomelo and rice cracker:

Zuma has yet to disappoint. We'll no doubt be back!

[The price quoted above does not include the 10% service charge.]

Level 5 & 6
The Landmark
15 Queen's Road
Central, Hong Kong
Tel. +852 3657 6388

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