For those that know me, there’s not much that excites me more than a sushi feast and cocktails, so when a friend told me that Zuma holds Sunday Brunches with an all you can eat and all you can drink session, I was sold and salivating two months prior to getting on that plane from London!
For $550 (about £48) you can have as much of the lush Japanese spread your gourmet belly can handle in a 2 hour sitting, all washed down with as many champagnes, bellinis or sakes you can handle in the Hong Kong humidity!
We strategically took the 1.30pm session as we thought 11.30am sesh was too early for sushi (or is it really??), but more importantly, if we took the later sitting we wouldn’t be turfed out of the venue when the next table was due to arrive midway through our meal. And thank god we did that!
The sun was shining down on us as our table of 18 sat out on the terrace, stuffing our faces with course after course of oysters, scallop, prawn and various types of sashimi, clam miso, chicken and beef yakitori, edamame…my gourmet belly was literally stuffed when it was time to order off the menu for their hot signature dishes.
One by one, plates of tempura, seared fillet steak with ponzu dressing, grilled mackeral, to name just a few of the dishes landed on our table…and for the first time in a very long time, I almost declared myself defeated without sampling any of these. But to hell with it…how was I going to write about the meal if I don’t eat it?! So I did it…just for you…and needless to say – it was worth every force fed mouthful…the grilled mackeral probably the best of the bunch.
And just as my face was glowing from the fifth peach bellinis…out came two monster dessert platters with an assortment of ice creams – go the black sesame…exotic fruits and a selection of mixed berry cheesecake, green tea brulee and a peppermint slice, this time I really really was defeated…but ate it nonetheless – just for you!
Only one word can describe this experience – Burpalicious!
Did You Know?
Zuma Hong Kong is one of five branches in the reknown global chain spanning across London, Istanbul, Dubai and Miami