So it was Christmas and I was at Teppanyaki Sessyu, one of the many restaurants located with the Cubus building. Cubus is gastronomy heaven, evident from the range of high-end restaurants cooking and brewing from within. Last time I counted there were at least three Japanese restaurants at Cubus, and Sessyu is one of them.
It was my second feast at Sessyu, both time with the same boss. I love Sessyu for the exquisite decoration (check out the wagyu cow statue right smack in the middle of the restaurant) and personalised cooking. You get to witness how your food is cooked, by the chefs themselves right at your table. The set lunches are of exceptional value: for some $250-ish you get a whole range of high quality food, from silky soft chawanmushi (Japanese steamed egg custard) to char-grilled tenderloin steak.
US Angus tenderloin.
Of course, with a set meal there bound to be hits and misses. However I am happy to report that most of the dishes included in Sessyu’s set meal have always been stellar. Of high recommendation is the fried garlic rice. This simple dish is made great by a sprinkling of burnt rice cooked specifically to be crusted on top of the rice, along with generous helping of garlic and anchovies, which gave it a delicious fragrant smell.
Grilled king prawns.
The grilled seafood, usually scallops and king prawns, are done very well too. I liked how the head and the body of the prawns are cooked separately, so that you get two different “flavours” on the same plate. Surprisingly, it was the homemade milk pudding with caramel, which took the spotlight. It was creamy and so good that, despite my bursting stomach, I finished two helpings of it. It’s nice to lunch out with the ladies whom avoided desserts like the plague.
Verdict? Great value for set lunch and an amazing teppanyaki experience. I would return specifically for the milk pudding with caramel.
1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay