Saturday, August 25, 2012

SUSHI BATTLE 2012




Once again, it's the time of the year when I go around eating sushi This year, we will be having TUNA NIGIRI SUSHI (鮪握り寿司)
好例の食べ歩きバトルが帰ってきました!今年は鮪握り寿司。

NIGIRI SUSHI consists of an oblong mound of sushi rice that the chef presses into a small rectangular box between the palms of the hands, usually with a bit of wasabi, and a topping (the neta) draped over it. Neta are typically fish such as salmon, tuna or other seafood.
握り寿司は、シェフの手のひらの中で長方形に形作られたシャリの上に、少々のワサビ、そしてネタを乗せて出来上がり。メインなネタはサーモンや鮪などがあります。



How do we tell that a tuna is fresh? どうやって鮪の鮮度を見極めるか?
Only by smell, texture and taste
NEVER JUDGE A TUNA BY ITS APPEARANCE!
A chocolate coloured tuna only indicates oxidation of proteins
Fish industries often lace tuna with carbon monoxide to keep it deep red
It should have a pleasant fishy smell, strong flavour and firm flesh that is free of dry or brown spots
匂い、食感、そして味のみ。
決して見た目だけで判断しないこと!
少し黒味がかかった鮪はたんぱく質が酸化している証拠。

魚業界では、鮪を真っ赤な色に保つためにそれを一酸化炭素加工します。
そうして加工された鮪は心地よい魚の匂いと強い風味、そして魚肉はまったくもって乾燥もせず茶色のまだら模様も付きません。



Our guest foodie today - Mr. Aoki
ご紹介します
今日の特別ゲスト青木さんです



 How do we grade?
1. Food Quality (Freshness, Rice, Wasabi, Soy Sauce)
2. Value for Money
3. Service (Reliability, Responsiveness, Assurance, Empathy, Tangibles)
4. Ambience and Deco

どのようにして採点したか?
1.質度(鮮度、シャリ、ワサビ、しょうゆ)
2.お得度
3. サービス度(信頼度、反応度、自信度、共感度、わかりやすさ)
4. 雰囲気、装飾



HANAICHI SUSHI BAR + DINING
171 Queen Street Wintergarden
Brisbane CBD

ハナイチ寿司バー+ダイニング
171 クイーンストリートウィンターガーデン

$4.00
Satisfaction: 70.8%
Verdict: Extreme quality for every cent spent

4ドル
満足度70.8%
判定:すみずみまで行き届いた上品な質



OSHIN JAPANESE RESTAURANT
256 Adelaide Street Koala House 
Brisbane CBD 

おしん日本料理レストラン
256 アデレードストリートコアラハウス
ブリスベンセンター街

$8.00
Satisfaction: 56.6%
Verdict: Beautiful presentation

8ドル
満足度56.6%
判定:美しすぎる演出



SONO JAPANESE RESTAURANT
202 Edward Street Tattersalls Building
Brisbane CBD

園日本料理レストラン
202エドワードストリート タターサルビルディング
ブリスベンセンター街

$9.00
Satisfaction: 81.6%
Verdict: Unmatched quality despite being pricey

9ドル
満足度81.6%
判定:価格を楽々上回るほどの高品質





HANABISHI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
5 Petrie Terrace The Barracks

ハナビシ日本料理レストラン
5 ペトリエテラス ザ・バラックス

$4.00
Satisfaction: 44.1%
Verdict: Creative double-deck sushi, good for quick lunch

4ドル
満足度44.1%
判定:発想豊かな二階建て回転寿司



WAGAYA
315 Brunswick Street
TCB Centre

ワガヤ
315ブルンスウィックストリート
TCBセンター

$3.75
Satisfaction: 52.5%
Verdict: Comfortable izakaya environment

3.75ドル
満足度:52.5%



KIMONO
119 Melbourne Street
South Brisbane

キモノ
119 メルボルンストリート
サウスブリスベン

$4.50
Satisfaction: 56.6%
Verdict: Only if you like your sushi with warm rice

4.5ドル
満足度:56.6%



GINGA Japanese Restaurant
Shop 11 Little Stanley Street
South Bank

銀河日本料理レストラン
11 リトルスタンリー
サウスバンク

$6.50
Satisfaction: 55%
Verdict: Quite a shame that the premium outlet is only superior in deco

6.5ドル
満足度:55%
判定:同系列の銀河店と比較して内装のみが優れていることが残念です



GINGA Japanese Sushi Bar
167 Grey Street South Bank

銀河日本料理寿司バー
167 グレイストリートサウスバンク

$4.50 + $0.80 (fresh wasabi)
Satisfaction: 56.6%
Verdict: Terribly slow service but reasonably acceptable quality

4.5ドル+80セント(フレッシュワサビ)
満足度:56.6%
判定:おそろしいほどに遅いサービスでしたが、急いで食事を済ませるにはいいかもしれません。

Today we have tasted some really good maguro nigiri zushi and some brutally bad ones!
One had a lil bug flying inside it's lid and another has obviously been frozen for ages..

本日、いくつかの美味しい鮪握り寿司に出会えました。もちろん、これはちょっと、、、というのにも。
寿司をカバーする容器の内側に小さな虫が飛んでいるものや、明らかに凍っているものなどなど。。。

Our pick today is Best Maguro Nigiri Zushi and Service
SONO JAPANESE RESTAURANT 

本日のベスト鮪握り寿司&サービスは、、、
園日本料理レストラン!

Best Value for Money
HANAICHI SUSHI BAR + DINING

ベストお得度賞は、、、
ハナイチ寿司バー+ダイニング

Yoshi's Favourite Vinegar Rice
SONO JAPANESE RESTAURANT

よしが選んだ今日一番のシャリは、、、
園日本料理レストラン!

Yoshi's Favourite Fresh Wasabi
HANAICHI SUSHI BAR + DINING

よしが選んだ今日一番の新鮮ワサビは、、、
ハナイチ寿司バー+ダイニング!

So maybe we'll call it a tie this year!
この食べ歩きバトル、今年も無事にフィナーレを迎えられそうです!
However, do not be disheartened if your favourite Japanese Restaurant has not been reviewed or chosen as our favourite. Maguro Nigiri Zushi may not be their main selling point!
とは言っても、あなたのお気に入りのレストランがランクインしなかったとしても、落胆しないでくださいね。
Always remember that food/service is subjective and as long as you enjoy eating something, no one can tell you that it taste bad!
食事・サービスは常に主観的ですし、楽しんで食事をしていれば、どんなものでも美味しく感じられますよ!





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