A few months ago, my Hubby and I celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary at Sushi Noguchi. Boy oh boy, how time flies!
We tried the Hiro’s Omakase (Chef’s choice - literally means 'I'll leave it up to you') at Sushi Noguchi. This restaurant became one of our favorite Japanese restaurants in the Orange County. Have you check out the video above yet? You can watch Chef Min in action while he prepared the Omakase dishes!
We started our meal with Sake Sampler. You can definitely taste the different notes and aromas in each one. Cheers!
Our very first course (picture above) was this amazing appetizer with Japanese Yam (the white strands) along with seaweed soaked in dashi broth; it’s topped with uni (sea urchin) and salmon’s eggs, served chilled. This appetizer was so refreshing. I love the natural sweetness from the uni that contrasted perfectly with the savory dashi and salmon eggs.
The next course consisted of quite a few component. Each one is unique and amazing. From yellow tail sashimi, tuna, to abalone. All fresh and amazingly prepared that matched with different sauces and seasonings. When you enjoy the omakese, the sashimi and sushi are often seasoned and the chef would recommend you to enjoy them without dipping into soy sauce or wasabi. If you’re not sure, it’s okay to ask the chef.
This picture above is the sweet shrimp. The shrimps were super fresh! Actually, the 'antennas' of the shrimp were still moving as it sat on the plate (2 pictures above). You might see that in the video if you pay close attention while Chef Min prepared that dish!
For the shrimp head, you can choose to have it deep fried, or to prepare a miso soup with it! We couldn’t decide which one to pick so we tried both!
This Omakase dinner surely was one of the top 5 dining experience I’ve ever had! (To check out the others, please click here, here, here, and here.) In addition to the great food quality and presentation, their services were also top notch. For example, I have never had a omakase chef asked me if there’s something we want to include or avoid in our omakase. Yet, the chefs at Sushi Noguchi demonstrated the attention to details by asking such a simple, but important, question! This is definitely a wonderful personal touch.
This asparagus with pouch egg dish (picture above) was the only one dish that I didn’t care for at all. Maybe because my face look puzzled, Chef Min explained that this is a complimentary dish from the kitchen! It tasted alright, but I just wished that it would be a traditional Japanese dish rather than an European/American dish that didn't quite match with the rest of our dishes.
You can definitely taste the freshness from each sushi. In my humble opinion, they have the best sushi in town, no exaggeration!
This one above is one of my favorite! Snow crab meat topped with Uni! It had all the ingredients that I love.
Scallop sushi topped with yuzu! Super refreshing.
Yes, we had quite many dishes! They were all so succulent that we simply didn’t want it to end!
As much as you wish you can eat these artistically crafted sushi all night long, when your tummy tells you that it's time to stop, you can simply tell the Chef and he’ll stop serving you. Otherwise, the food will just keep on coming (with additional charges).
Last but not least, we ended our meal with this delicious Mille Crepe Cake. It’s wonderful and not overly sweet. If you plan to visit North Orange County region, or do live around the area, I highly recommend this restaurant to you. Be sure to call for reservation as the seating at the sushi bar is limited.
I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Mother’s Day! Go celebrate with your Grandmother, Mom, or Mother-in-Law! Give them a big hug and don’t forget to thank them for what they did. I’m truly grateful for all the mother figures in my life. Until next time, please take care and have a wonderful week!
Address: 18507 Yorba Linda BLVD. Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Web Page: www.sushinoguchi.com
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