I thought it was aptly named, this hanabi (fireworks). An explosion of colours and flavours, for a mere S$33++. Ala carte buffet style.
Seriously. Forget fine-dines. Forget kaisekis. Remember to order. Lotsa. And enjoy your favourite dishes to your heart's content. Seriously.
And is there a reason not to? I don't think so.
Afterall, mortality, like a hanabi, is a celebration of life itself. So, why not live gloriously knowing one day, we will be one with them. Them smoke from the fireworks? Ohana-chan smiles.
From the sashimi menu, try the unlimited mix platter of Sashimi Moriawase. With a colourful mix of sake, tako, ika, hamachi and maguro, it did resemble a little hanabi. Followed by another few plates of sakes, maguros and more sakes.
Other popular dishes to consider are the maguro and sake zukes. Both seared and sprinkled with crushed black pepper. The saba shioyaki though tough, was still well flavoured.
And get more of the sashimi.
The ever-patient staffs were wonderful. Perhaps they have been enlightened with the way of life of a hanabi. Sitting nearby the cashier is a good idea as they can get rather busy.
The extensive menu is something to look forward too. On the last count, there were 128 dishes to choose from while desserts are charged separately.
Like many others, the fortunate us had a chance to choose. Both the dishes and destinations that we fancy. That we believe in. And that is a blessing. Make full use of it.
And never waste.
Hanabi Japanese Restaurant
331, North Bridge Road
#01-04 Odeon Towers
Tel: (+65) 6338 6626
Website (includes the full buffet menu): http://www.hanabi.com.sg
Simon (the guy who gets all the nice chicks)
Xiu Long Bao (the matcha chick who suggested Hanabi)