Kachou fugetsu: authentic Japanese restaurant
One of the restaurants popping up in the search results immediately caught my attention: Kachou Fugetsu. The name screams out authenticity: no sakura, no sushi, the owner apparently didn’t give a damn about the locals not able to remember or pronounce, let alone understand that long, unfamiliar foreign name (this lesson I learnt from Vietnamese restaurants in Australia: “Phú Quốc”, “Quê hương”, “Âu Lạc”… are likely more original than “Saigon”, “Vietnam” or “Pho XYZ”). Then the very first image of their sushi dish won me over, it looked exactly like what I would order in Japan. Needless to say, I gave it a go two hours later.
The indoor décor of Kachou Fugetsu was less Japanese and more Vietnamese than my expectation. However it was full of Japanese customers chatting in their mother tongue, which helped to create the atmosphere.
|Unakyu – Eel and cucumber sushi|
I reexamined the menu instantly, closely this time, and realised that they did sell sushi individually (2 pieces/dish, to be exact) instead of the whole set. To prove their authenticity, besides a wide variety of sushi, ramen and udon, Kachou Fugetsu even offers unusual dishes like edamame or yakimochi which I think only natives, expats in Japan and fans of Japanese food know of.
A slice of ginger on top and then lightly dip in the soya sauce. God damn! It was mind-blowing. The salmon and cheese melted in my mouth beautifully. Hands down one of the best sushi I’d ever tasted.
|Yakiniku don – Cơm thịt nướng – Rice with grilled beef|
Where: Kachou Fugetsu – 85 Nguyen Chi Thanh
- Yakinikudon 96k
- Unakyu 50k (6 pieces)
- Sake cheese 40k (2 pieces)