When we were planning for this Tokyo trip, we could only "allocate" one night for a full-course sushi meal. We were deciding on all the big names: Mizutani, Jiro, Saito, or Sawada. Note that we read in all the blogs about how each compared. We also watched "Jiro dreams of Sushi". We avoided Jiro as we read that the serving was too rushed. Among the other three sushi masters, we decided on Sawada, perhaps randomly. A great choice, it turned out.
There's only one menu at Sawada. We had to arrive at 6pm sharp, not at any other time. There were only six counter seats at the restaurant. No photography allowed.
The night started with sashimi. Abalone, clams, toro, squid, octopus, and so on. Then it progressed to sushi. Some memorable ones to highlight: the octopus, tuna belly (both sashimi & sushi), tuna aburi sushi (grilled over charcoal), uni sushi (where the sea urchin was piled sky high.. 1 portion of rice with 3 portion of sea urchin), unagi aburi sushi, which melts in the mouth. Lastly, the tamago was served: it was very special, which did not taste like a regular tamago, rather it tasted fluffy like a cross between a Bengawan solo pandan cake and omelette.
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