Lunch at Sushi Jin (鮨人)
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Third meal in almost as many weeks. One has to admire Kimura-san! Back in Toyama and the lock down easing in Japan his restaurant is almost full for lunch. Here he is back in his element preparing almost every single dish of the 20 course omakase lunch menu for his customers. At the same time he is shouting instructions to his four assistants to start the prep work on the next courses. He, unlike other es, does not start everybody at the same time, so it is a massive coordination effort to give every guest their course at the right time without too much waiting time. He does this all with an incredible ease and energy.
The meal was one of the best ones I had so far. The famous nodoguro pair serving (male grilled an skewer and femal as shabu shabu) is always an highlight, his cured saba a delight and his aji salad sensational.
Of the nigiri I especially like the Ike, which he freezes over a week and the cuts it in two ways to get the texture soft and the sweetness out.
A wonderful place at a very reasonable price.