Saturday, September 5, 2015
Shoku at The Pulse
We finished with a noodle and a rice dish, then the dessert platter. The kimchi cold noodles was similar to Morioka Reimen - a Korean-inspired Japanese dish and commonly served in many yakiniku restaurants - except in this version, udon was used instead of the usual glass noodles. I thought this worked well too, even without the chewy texture in the original version. And the fried rice with grilled sea eel was tasty with firm and delicious eel meat in every bite. As for desserts, the deep-fried Hokkaido green tea milk pudding was interesting - like a sweet version of croquette with a soft, creamy filling and strong matcha flavor, but I just wish it's a bit sweeter.
Overall I thought the food was wonderful and you can't go wrong with the combination of beach and barbecue - and this is certainly no ordinary type of beach-side barbecue. While I wasn't a huge fan of spending summer in the beach with scores of tourists taking over the whole place, in the evening when the big coaches began to depart it was quite nice and quiet with a much more civilized crowd. This would be a good choice if I want to get away from the city without going too far for something a little fancier.
(The meal was organized and paid for by the restaurant)
When? August 20 2015
Where? Shoku Bar & Restaurant, Shop 109, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
Menu Highlights? Charcoal-grilled Japanese Orange Roughy "Kinki" Fish