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FUN MAGAZINE, April, 2006.
120, Zhong Xiao East Road, Section
Hours:11:30 am-9:30 pm
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
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This second branch of Hi Sushi has just
opened in the Ding Hao area. Most revolving sushi restaurants
offer cheap fare, rather than truly good, nigiri sushi.
However, Hi Sushi has over 60 kinds of sushi and all
ingredients are shipped to Taiwan directly from Japan,
including seasonal seafood. No leftovers are sold the
next day, so everything is high-quality. Quality rice
and imported Japanese vinegar is used here. Prices vary
according to the color of the dishes; more expensive
are the gold plates (NT$200), including Matzusaka Beef
and Canadian live oysters. NT$150 will buy you Peony
Prawn Sushi (two prawns per plate) -- and don't forget
to savor the paste in its head. The NT$100 blue plates
include Japanese Scallops, deliciously fat and juicy.
The NT$60 plates have the most on offer, including soft
shelled crabs, barbequed salmon and much more. Cheapest,
but still excellent, are the NT$40 yellow plates. You
will be pleasantly surprised by their plum sauce with
avocado, as well as the ladies' favorite, imported tofu
skin sweet sushi. Take a sip of green tea to refresh
your palate before you taste different types of sushi.
--By Josie Wu, translated by Cara Steenstra