So, a couple weeks ago, a few of us including paparazzi benny and foodie meesh (moi) went to bar hayama. i went in with no expectations and didn’t really know what the restaurant was about except that it has an extensive sake collection. i was very very pleasantly surprised by this eating experience. not only did the sake taste really good (significant because i don’t even like sake), but all the food was on the OMG caliber of food. this eating experience tops all the asian restaurants i have ever been to. EVER!!
ok, here’s the break down. i’ll try to remember the tastes and thoughts that were running through my mind at the moment, but it has been a couple weeks. so, whatever i write today – picture that x 5.
Toshi’s Special yellow tail sashimi with myouga – i don’t know what myouga is, but whatever it is, this was good and fresh and tasty fish. not just yellow tail sashimi, but yellow tail sashimi plus some yummy sauce
Sauteed black cod fish with mushroom ponzu butter sauce – If i had to pick one dish from the entire night to eat over and over again, this is it. the fish was so tender! it literally melted in your mouth. to top it off everyone wanted to lick the plate because the butter ponzu sauce was so good. so, we did what any other asian would do. we order rice to mop it up! that was gooooooood rice. see picture of rice –>
Tired of reading, yet? Here’s the dessert!
Banana tempura with vanilla icecream – Ever have some sort of tempura dessert and the tempura comes out all soft and fluffy and yucky? well this time was perfect. the tempura was freshly fried, crispy and hot on the outside, and the banana was warm and sweet on the inside, and all a cold bite of fresh vanilla icecream. mmmm mmmm!
for more good food finds go here. bar hayama featured.
Now that i’ve hyped it up too much, go try it and tell me what you think! it’s a bit pricey, but for this omg-experience. worth it… great ambience, good service and amazing food – take your honey on a date!
1803 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90025
REVISIT: 11.06.2008 – “Disappointment”