It took me a few minutes to realize this was a door (press white button on right side and it will open) and not a wall. If I could read, that nifty little sign probably would have told me that.
The crab tank upon entering
A private room w/ 3 self-cooking stations
Grilled edamame and Chuwanmushi (a savory egg custard dish - silky smooth!)
Shabu shabu w/ a basket
Assorted fresh mushrooms, noodles, tofu, and veggies for hot pot
Matsuba Crab Tempura and veggies
See that green powder in the corner? This is green tea salt (new to me) and it tastes good on EVERYTHING
Horsehair crab for shabu shabu
Gorgeously marbled Wagyu beef slices for shabu shabu
This crab really is hairy looking. SO good and I very much appreciate them de-shelling a portion so I can eat it lazily
Crab Tsukune - a little like a crab meatball on a stick
Grilled crab roe
Our crab rice steaming away next to our strands of udon for shabu shabu
And the end result? Delicious!
Despite the fact that we didn't have reservations, the staff very kindly let us dine in one of their private rooms upstairs. The private room was fantastic both for the overall experience and for the kids. Service was very attentive without being intrusive. The wait staff took great care in informing us how to cook and/or eat each item.
We ordered 3 lunch sets (3 adults, 2 children). One executive set ($500(?) HKD) including crab tempura, crab shabu shabu, grilled edamame, chuwanmushi, and veggies, one Wagyu set ($150 HKD) including wagyu beef and udon, and one Crab Rice set ($180 HKD) with Matsuba crab / salmon roe and the crab tsukane. Each dish was beautifully presented, incredibly fresh, and oh so tasty. I would highly recommend this restaurant for the food, service, and experience.
Stay tuned for more Hong Kong travelogue posts :)