Sushi Party – SGP!
Last week, Japanese friends came into town. Their purpose was to evaluate whether they wanted to be partners in Standing Sushi Bar and the sushi chef was here to check out Singapore as a place to live.
These were the goals:
On Friday I ordered salmon, tuna, mackerel, ebi, and assorted fish from one of the suppliers I had been in contact with. Figured we could check out the fish quality and the chef’s skill. Invited 20 people over and had a feast. It was a thing of beauty to watch Kawa-san strip a whole salmon and transform it into a wondrous slab of nigiri sushi.
The salmon was top-notch. Tuna… hmm. Fresh but something was lacking. Admittedly I prefer salmon over tuna.
One lesson learned from this sushi party… the restaurant will need adequate ventilation. For days after, my apartment smelled of fish. And the leftovers… for 6 days afterwards I ate fish for every meal.
I am happy that we got partnership details worked out and that Kawa-san accepted our offer. As any good husband would, he needs to get final confirmation from his wife and I should be hearing back later today! Out of all of us, he is probably taking the biggest risk – first coming to Singapore by himself but eventually moving his wife and children here.
Hopefully after today, Standing Sushi Bar will have its first chef!