Beer; Tomatoes appetizer
One thing that you should try at Himawari is the tomatoes. I know. You must be thinking - Tomatoes? Why would I think of tomatoes when it's a Japanese restaurant? It should be sashimi, unagi, sushi etc etc. But trust me. The tomatoes there really taste very good. A simple tomato, sliced up and served with a little plum powder at the side never tasted any better. Sometimes, it's the simplicity that shines.
Maki sushi; Grilled kabocha
The sashimi was really awesome too. Thick slabs of fresh and succulent raw fish, smeared with wasabi and dipped in soy sauce. Noms. I'm craving Japanese food now again while writing.
Seared tuna tataki
Ikura sushi; Scallops; Grilled mushrooms; Unagi sushi
Grilled saba; Roasted sweet potatoes
Two of my favourites! I've recently developed a liking for saba (influenced majorly by Ootoya's superb saba - my all-time favourite and number 1) and Himawari's saba is certainly tasty. Same goes for the roasted sweet potatoes. What I like about the place is that the chef works right in front of you, everything you order is prepared fresh on the spot. The food is, to put it simply, simple and delicious. They don't really do alot of fancy dishes, but their basics are all done really good. I appreciate food like that.
Matcha, goma and peach ice cream
We ended the meal with some ice cream. And I must say that all three flavours (green tea, black sesame and peach) were really really fantastic! Okay, I'm running out of adjectives here to describe how much I like the food, but you get the idea. They served the ice creams with corn flakes, which I thought was quite cute (and unseen before), but really, quite unnecessary cos the ice cream is good enough on its own.