Sushi Hon is the home to apparently the longest sushi train in a shopping centre in the southern hemisphere. Located on the fifth floor of the brand new Westfield Sydney shopping centre on Pitt street, you can simply have a quick bite from the array of bento boxes and sushi from the takeaway counter or feast on an even wider range of Japanese delights on the sushi train in the restaurant.
Menu selection is wide-ranging and includes and assortment of fresh tuna, salmon, kingfish, scallop and eel nigiri, hand rolls, mini rolls as well as some fusion items such as Ruby Roll, Salmon Castle and Blue Mountain. Items from the sushi train range from $2.80 to $6.80 per plate.
The ala carte menu includes popular starters such as agedashi tofu, seaweed salad, tempura donburi such as chicken katsu don, udon, and special sets.
We start our meal with an array of sushi and sashimi which showcases the freshest of seafood on offer in Sydney. An item not on the menu on the day is the avocado roll with diced octopus and salmon roe. Each morsel is a delightful taste and textural sensation where chewy octopus and silky avocado is mixed with the delicate bursting flavours of the salmon roe.
Blue Mountain is blow-torched salmon and scallop topped with a dallop of avocado mash and sprinkling of tobiko. The freshness of the salmon and scallop is enhanced by the charred flavours from the blow-torch.
A salmon roll with rice, diced prawn and mayo is a succulent mouthful of taste sensation.
Diners are also feted with the skilful sushi chefs where their skills are on full display.
Another fusion delight is the jumping prawn roll where cooked prawns sitting on a rice roll is topped with cheese. This dish is certainly a little different from the usual nigiri plates on offer in other sushi bars.
Gold butterfly is avocado rice rolls topped with blow-torched scallops and garnished with deep-fried spring onions. The scallops are so fresh they could stand alone even without the more intense taste of the spring onions.
Living in a seafood paradise like Sydney has somehow made Sydneysiders take seafood freshness for granted and why shouldn’t we? A plate of tuna and salmon sashimi topped with tobiko and garnished with daikon, radish, sliced cucumber in a soy and Ponzu sauce needed no wasabi on the side.
Sashimi cannot be any fresher unless you take a bite off a live fish straight from the ocean.
A dessert of fruit and red bean jelly is refreshing where slices of kiwi fruit is encased in the silky red bean jelly with slices of orange and strawberries. I love sushi and sashimi because it is light, healthy and most importantly for shoppers here in Westfield Sydney, a quick pit-stop to make up for more shopping time.
As you walk along the corridor to the entrance of Sushi Hon, rows of takeaway sushi boxes are on display. The longest sushi train in a shopping centre is inconspicuously hidden behind the sushi counter. Book a table along the train and feast on each delectable plate as it tantalisingly pass in front of your eyes.
We were told by Mr BK Baek, the manager of Sushi Hon that menu selections on the sushi train change each month to take advantage of the wide range of fresh seafood in Sydney to offer customers variety and choice.
So dear readers, what is your favourite Japanese or sushi dish?
Note: ChopinandMysaucepan dined as guests of Sushi Hon, Westfield Sydney
Shop K501 & 502
Level 5 Westfield Sydney
188 Pitt street, Sydney
New South Wales 2000
(02) 9223 2883