Itacho Sushi, a Hong Kong restaurant chain, once again held its annual Blue Fin Tuna Festival but this time at JCube. The event is held to celebrate the New Year and features the traditional Japanese fish cutting ceremony. This year, a giant wild blue fin tuna weighing almost 95 kg worth $35,000 (the money!!!) was flown in from the auction held at the Tokyo. It's actually the 2nd best blue fin tuna in the auction, the number 1 being the 230 kg fish which was sold for $89,000!
On 6 Jan (Last Monday), I actually had the chance to attend the event with my friends after school. I mainly came down for the 100 pieces of free sushi they were giving out of course. Who wouldn't want a taste of that awesome tuna?! Blue fin tuna is so expensive at any Japanese restaurants. They're sold for like $30 a piece. Yes, a small piece! That's what you call top-grade fish. And I will fight for the free sushi if I have to. Okay, I'm starting to sound very auntie here. But you get the point. If was during the lunch break period from 12.30pm to l.30pm. So I wasn't expecting much a crowd but I was shocked to see quite a lot of people already surrounding the area when I got there. They were mainly made up of a whole bunch of auntie and uncles and some working adults hoping to get some free sushi during their lunch break I presume.
|I'm really short so I could'nt get a good view|
|Here's a better photo taken from soshiok.com. Credits to them.|
|Lucky news crew gets to to capture everything up close. Unfair.|
|Lots of people blocking my view despite being near the front. :(|
|Finally can somewhat see the fish.|
|Can you spot me and my friends? We're actually in the crowd. (Photo by JCube)|
After the performance, the chefs began cutting the Wild Bluefin Tuna and wow, did it look tasty. I've never seen a live fish cutting. It was really cool to see a bunch of guys trying to cut the tuna. They even used a saw for convenience.
|Cutting out the first layer of tuna. Yums!|
|Yes, they actually had to saw through this big fish. (Photo by ST)|
Finally after much waiting and pushing and shoving and squeezing desperately in line, I can we were around the first 50 to have a free taste of the Bluefin Tuna Sushi on the spot. And yes, IT'S SUPER DELICIOUS!
Later, Louis headed home and I went to XT's place to play with the rabbits and collect my souvenirs from her Korean trip. Omg, I think I'm starting to fall in love with rabbits/ bunnies now. They are so adorable. Her sister actually named the rabbit's kids after the music group One Direction. Sadly, Liam died. Anyway, I was happily chasing them and trying to attempt to feed them. I think I fell for Niall. He's so cute and black! He likes to sniff my boots too. GAH I REALLY WANT A PET. But my parents say they can't handle seeing an animal pass on.( My hamster passed away a while back.) If I ever could, I would have a cat though. hehe.
Speaking of cats, the cat cafe has just opened last Christmas in Singapore! Neko no Niwa is a cat cafe which is basically like a normal cafe except that you get to interact with cats that roam freely about in the room. This is really a great experience if you love getting up close with animals and it can be pretty relaxing. I mean, don't you wanna play with cat, feed it or hug it to sleep? I sure do. I can't wait to go. Trying to get my brother who loves cats as much as I do to come with me soon. So all you cat lovers out there, do visit Neko no niwa located at Boat Quay. For more info on the charges and the cafe cats, visit their Official Site, like their Official Facebook page or simply follow them on Instagram!