Sunday, April 24, 2016

Dinner at Ronin

I went out with a few girl friends on Saturday night to dinner and drinks at Ronin, a sister restaurant of Yardbird, which focuses primarily on fish and seafood.   It is a small, narrow space, dim and romantic, with bar seating on both sides.

The set up is great for drinks and dates, but I think it's a little bit awkward for bigger groups, because in order to properly talk to each other you have to play musical chairs (which is what we did for a bit).  However, the restaurant doesn't mind if you stand and it actually is a warm and congenial atmosphere.

The food was very tasty.  We started with an amuse bouche of tofu and tomato.
 Razor clams and seaweed.
 Tender fried chunks of fish with a vinegar jalapeƱo dipping sauce.  This was very good.
 Panko fried eggplant.  The eggplant was very thick, white and tender.
 Octopus with wagyu beef topped with wasabi.
 Deep fried fish with crispy garlic flakes.
 This was phenomenal - wagyu beef with a fresh raw egg, sprouts, and yes, more garlic.
 I am not sure what this was - it was tofu skin and yuzu leaf coating some finely chopped vegetables, served hot.
 This was tender eel served on top of a bed of warm brown rice with soy sauce and pickles.  I also really liked this dish.
 Here we are!
I thought the food was really wonderful - very tasty, fresh, innovative and interesting, though it's probably more of a special occasion venue than an every day dining experience.

8 On Wo Lane
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
*entrance unmarked, it is a black sliding door*
+852 2547 5263

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