Nomura moved a few times. The current restaurant is in Da-an district, quite close to Taipei 101. I have been wanting to try this place for the longest time and I am glad to report it did not disappoint. (I can't say I loved everything in the omakase but there are more hits than misses!)
(L) pickled vegetables
(R) squid salad
|I don't know what is sexier - the chef or the uni|
Sorry chef, I have to go with the uni XD
|must request a closer seat to the chef next time so I can actually watch how he works|
(too shy since it was my first visit this time!)
|Tai / 鯛 / Snapper|
Chef Nomura got me in his first piece already.
Beautiful presentation and the fish is pristine
|Hirame / 比目魚 / Flounder|
Probably my favorite in the whole omakase
This one has a shellfish-like texture
Very delicate but slight crunchy
I love it!
|Chutoro / 中トロ / Fatty Tuna|
You can tell me this is steak and I will believe it.
Melts in your month goodness.
Unfortunately the toro flavor was slightly lacking.
|Aji / 鰺 / Horse Mackerel|
One of my favorite sushi fish.
This one is fresh and tasty.
(If it's not fresh, it's VERY fishy! which was why I used to not eat/like this fish.)
|...for a beautiful chawanmushi (茶碗蒸し)|
|I love Japanese egg custards and this is is so delicious :P|
|Kamasu / 梭子魚 / Pike|
I think it is my first time trying this
Not entirely sure if it was me or the fish but my neta tasted fishy X_X
My least favorite in the omakase
|Amaebi / 甘えび / Sweet Shrimp|
Pretty standard, meets expectations
|I know this is some kind of shellfish but I forgot the name.|
|Hotate / 干貝 / Scallop|
The scallop is steamed.and Chef Nomura gave it a palm punch!
(That punch startled me a little actually)
The scallop was very moist and soft.
|Uni / 雲丹 / Sea Urchin|
My happy ending :)
Fresh, sweet, and umami packed!
|I was actually still hungry but I wasn't asked if I wanted to encore any pieces.|
Quite disappointed at that actually.
The soup was alright... can't really taste the shrimp miso.
|Black Honey Almond Tofu / 黑糖杏仁豆腐|
Compared to the sushi, the desserts pale both in taste and presentation.
I know this is one of the many restaurants I would want to return the next time I go to Taipei again. I don't know about you but I am always in this dilemma: (1) wanting to return to the restaurants I tried and love from my last visit; (2) wanting to try new restaurants that I hear a lot of good things about. I guess it's a vicious cycle with no end... >.<
Nomura Sushi (のむら 野村鮨)
No. 4, Alley 19, Lane 300, Section 4, Ren'ai Rd, Da’an District Taipei City, Taiwan 106台北市仁愛路四段300巷19弄4號
Tel: +886 (02) 2707 7518
Hours: (Lunch) 12:00 PM ~ 14:00 PM; (Dinner) 18:00 PM ~ 21:00 PM (Closes Monday)