Browsing some photos of Masaaki's Sushi brought back a lot of memories of Tasmania. I drove from Hobart to Geeveston for 90 minutes on Friday morning. I was thinking of not going at all, but when preparing my itinerary for Friday, it turned out that I could slip in some new items into the plan.
I sent a message to Masaaki's Sushi through Facebook to see whether they had a free spot for a solo diner at their restaurant. Chef Masaaki replied at 3 AM. Unfortunately, the restaurant was already fully booked. I decided to get a takeaway instead.
When I arrived at 11:30 AM, a queue was already formed outside of the restaurant. I kid you not; I was waiting for half an hour while the two guys behind me had a heated discussion about the new Alien: Covenant movie.
It seemed that the man in front of me was one of Masaaki's loyal customers. He remembered his previous orders. When it was my time to order, the staff informed me of different rolls, inari and the fresh blue fin tuna tataki that they had on the day. I ordered too much for one person, but it was my only chance to taste Masaaki's sushi.
I took my sushi to Hartz Mountain National Park and enjoyed it at the picnic area. The weather was super beautiful for winter. Birds were chirping, and the sound of flowing water completed the whole experience of eating delicious sushi.
I noticed that the sushi rice was tasty and fresh. Chef Masaaki got up at 3 AM to cook his rice and checked on his seasonal vegetables. My favourite type of sushi was Inari and Masaaki's Inari was one of the best I ever tasted. The grated Tasmanian wasabi was quite similar to wasabi in Japan. It was smooth, a bit sweet and hot.
I wanted to go back to Tasmania with my husband one day. And when I do, I will revisit Masaaki's Sushi to repeat the beautiful experience.