After some initial planning to meet up with both krispymilk and eatingwithkirby, we found out we all lived in Richmond! Yay for Richmond bloggers! I kinda figured since they have quite a few posts on Richmond, and they knew Richmond pretty well. Since exams were approaching, we opted to meet somewhere in Richmond. Sushi Hachi has been on both my own and krispymilk's wishlist for a while.
|The restaurant looked pretty empty, but it was early and every table had a reserved sign.|
We ordered the saba battera ($14.50) and chopped scallop roll ($3.50). Sometimes saba can be very fishy, but I liked this one since it was pretty fresh and firm and not that fishy. Each piece had a shiso leaf in between, which is a leaf apart of the mint family. The taste of the leaf wasn't that strong but made it quite tasty. The chopped scallop roll was mostly rice with not a lot of scallop. The scallop seemed quite fresh though. I probably wouldn't order this next time just because there was about triple the amount of rice to scallop.
The BBQ salmon skin salad ($4.50) had barbecued salmon skin with cucumbers and tobiko. I'm not a fan of cucumbers, but this was alright because the dressing kind of covered the tastes. The salmon skin was cold, but I think that goes well with cucumbers since it makes it taste like it's fresh. It was alright.