I requested that we go to Uchi for my birthday this year because I had read how awesome it was and had it on my “must try” list. I have been thinking about our meal since then and am getting the itch to go back.
We did a six course tasting menu, but we ordered some other courses that I had read about so we ended up doing nine courses and were very full at the end of the evening. The courses came out pretty quickly and our waiter didn’t tell us much about what was coming next, which made it more interesting. The waiter we had was also excellent – which confirmed what I read about Uchi having a very knowledgeable and helpful waitstaff.
Here’s the courses we had in the order they came out:
Edamame – grilled soybeans with sea salt and olive oil
Hamachi – six pieces of delicious yellow tail sashimi
Hama chili – yellow tail with tai chili and ponzu sauce
Maguro sashimi and goat cheese – tuna with pumpkin seed oil, fuji apples and goat cheese. Loved.
Walu Walu – an oak grilled escolar with candied citrus, yuzupon and myoga. This was one of my favorites.
Zero Sen – sushi roll with yellow tail, avocado, shallot, cilantro, tobiko and yuzu.
Hamachi nabe – yellow tail with fried rice and soy broth – This was my husband’s favorite.
Ham and eggs – a sushi roll with pork belly, yolk custard and espelette. This wasn’t on the tasting menu; we ordered it because I had read about it. It was AMAZING. One of our favorites.
Fried milk – chocolate milk, toasted milk and iced milk sherbet. Delicious.