Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sekai no Yamachan 世界の山ちゃん (Hong Kong, CHINA) ★★☆☆☆

It's been a while since our group J.E.R.K. (from the first letters of our names) came out for dinner gathering. Everyone has been a little busy of late with work, dating, babysitting and traveling so this birthday dinner had been postponed a number of times since August. Our original plan was to meet up at Hooters but then we all decided that we wanted a place a little quieter for our guys' talk so we ended up going to Sekai no Yamachan (世界の山ちゃん) in Tsim Sha Tsui instead.

It was beer's night ($10 per glass) at Sekai no Yamachan tonight. As the owner here described, it's cheaper than drinking water! Well, I have to agree that's the perfect way to wash their Nagoya-style tebasaki (幻の手羽先) down. I admit, I have always enjoyed these crispy Japanese fried chicken wings with the signature sweet and garlicky glaze but somehow they didn't taste as good without a delicious bowl of kimchi fried rice.

They have another relatively new chicken wing on the menu that was grilled with sea salt. Thought they were a little too salty for me.

I'm a fan of Nagoya's signature "miso tonkatsu" and it's a dish I will always order whenever I go to Nagoya. This took a little longer than expected to arrive (around half an hour) and disappointingly, the pork cutlets were way too rubbery for our liking.

Both service and food were slightly better than what I've experienced from my last visit during their soft opening but it's still nowhere near the hearty flavors you'll find in Nagoya.

Food Rating: 3.5/10
Price: $$
Address: B/F Cameron Centre, 57-59 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Closest Metro Station: Tsim Sha Tsui East
Tel: +852 2568-8857

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