The socialization of strangers with sushi (So an imp, a pescetarian and a fat man walks into a sushi bar…)


It all started when Mia organised dinner for a few groups of people at the Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant and almost everyone bailed on her for one silly reason or another. While this blog remained true and faithful, that dinner event was well and truly fucked.

I felt sorry for Thomas, the Chef-Owner, who most definitely would have had ordered food specially for the dinner which did not happen. No respect and no commitment.

Fast-forward a few months, I was still hankering to do some good sushi – you know, the kind without the conveyor-belt – so I asked if Mia would organize another dinner but this time it will be a small group with my online friend, the Faerie Imp.

Most of the time, my motivation for meet-up is very appetite-driven. 🙂


Anago (Sea Eel) Sushi

The Faerie Imp and I have been talking about meeting up for sushi and whisky for a while but we’ve never executed the plan mainly because the stars weren’t aligned.

Also, through Twitter, I detected a strong interest in Mia to meet the imp, so I decided to align the stars by Leveraging upon the Power of Social Media and Traditional Email To Achieve Socialization of Online Strangers via a Sushi Session.

Move over Arab Spring, we’s rising up for social sushi.


Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant has not lost its shine for me and with Chef Thomas, the meal was assuredly good – starting with a flavor-bomb of a Carpaccio of Snapper with truffle oil, the food matched the conversation: small, fast and very delicious.

Most memorable for me were the Anago Sushi which, according to online comments, was generous and beautifully presented. And the sushi that stole the show for me was the Uni sushi; briny, earthy with a hint of jasmine flowers. Hokkaido Sushi has never disappointed me.


Uni Sushi (Sea Urchin)

Dinner at Hokkaido was really fun. We even met some of Singapore’s most prominent bloggers at dinner there with their friends and family.

Even though we’ve never met in real life, the imp and us were hitting it off like we was really good old friends. There is nothing better, testifies Mia and the imp.

I like this no-nonsense sort of arrangement, without the I-forgot-about-dinner-even-though-I-have-a-Jesus-Phone fuss. Respect and commitment; the small flexible group with the very singular agenda of good company and good food is the way to go.

Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant is at M Hotel, Level 9, Tel: 65006121, Open daily: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm.












Posted on 2nd Jun 2011 in Food and Drink, Japanese, Makankaki


There Are 3 Comments


Nicholas commented on June 28, 2011 at 2:22 am

I am insulted that you implied sushi delivered by a conveyor belt is not quality sushi…


amanda commented on June 28, 2011 at 10:58 am

Hi Nicholas ^

It really isn’t quality sushi. Conveyor belt sushis are made from machine, not hand made by Itamae. But that, of course, depends on what you mean by “quality sushi”


ivan commented on June 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

@Nicholas: Yeah! What she said. 😛

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