Taiwan probably has the best sushi outside of Japan; at least those that doesn’t demand insane prices.
Intrigued by the glowing recommendation of my colleague, we headed for an omakase dinner @ 一宗壽司 (YiZong Sushi), hidden down a quiet alley at a lovely old house. You could also make-believe that you are wandering down a neighbourhood alley in the land of the rising sun.
The place only seats 12 at the counter, decked out in classical authentic Japanese style – minimalistic with the generous use of light wood.
The counter seating afforded an engaging view of Chef-owner YiZhong at work
The experience turned out an amazing dinner. All the courses were super fresh, comprising of top ingredients from Japan – think Botan Ebi, Uni and Scallops from Hokkaido; and equal quality local produce like the Squid, Wild Clams, and the grilled sweet “Black Throat” fish.
What’s unbelievable is that the entire experience cost under US$70 per head, and that’s with 2 flasks of sake! Must eat!
一宗壽司 (YiZong Sushi)
No. 3, Lane 313, Fuxing N Rd,
Songshan District, Taipei City,
Phone: +886 287121011