On #SushiSunday remembering this delectable bite from my meal kaizanchicago. Super white wrapped around tuna belly and charred polenta, crispy flowering kale, truffled scallions, rayu / scorpion oil, sauce, shiitake and matsutake mushroom sauce and black . Amazing experience to sit at the sushi counter for 10+ courses and definitely my favorite meal from my recent Chicago trip. #RGchicago #ChiTown #ChicagoEats food #Chicago
Last night I tried uni (sea urchin) for the first time AND had the chance to dine at kaizanchicago which has been on my must-try restaurant list forever! I ate an incredible 10 course omakase menu featuring a variety of fresh fish and uni! To see everything on the menu, check me out on Snapchat (before it disappears!): AmandaTopper Special thank you to ms.rosie.mo for organizing a wonderful night! : uni-toro tartare with pickled wasabi, scallions, shiso + egg ||
Thank you kaizanchicago + ms.rosie.mo for an amazing #Uni filled Omakase! It was an absolute treat that I will be dreaming of and raving about to all the sushi lovers I know! See all the beautiful deliciousness for yourself on snapchat via Rosie and the other lovelies who dined!: theglamourocity amandatopper chicagofooddork windycitydinnerfairy allanabytes weinanddine chicagofoodstories // 3.1.16
Still dreaming about last nights meal at kaizanchicago pictured: polenta bites: black garlic polenta, escolar, fresh pickled wasabi, Toro, crispy kale and mushroom sauce. Not pictured: me rolling out of the restaurant Every dish was to die for! Follow me on snapchat for the whole experience! wcdinnerfairy
Fantastic kaizanchicago! So glad I went to this Michelin #BibGourmand gem. Got to taste a great variety of the twin chefs' signature dishes, from their and to their grilled robata skewers. Japanese and Kusshi with , black , and just a dash of tabasco. This was just one out of the ten courses in this delicious meal. #RGchicago #ChiTown #ChicagoEats mag s s
Mondays got me craving for this Angry Crab from kaizanchicago spicy crab wrapped with tuna and topped with some amazing uni! I want to go back soon! Who's down? nom
Aren't these takoyaki balls from kaizanchicago the cutest? I wish you could see this, but the bonito flakes on top dance too! Who's excited for kaizanchicago ? I know I am nom
Incredibly fresh uni from Kai Zan in Chicago - usually uni nigiri will come circular, but the quality here is good enough that it will hold together in standard nigiri shape. Cheers to livingmealtomeal broad_zilla kristina.wang for the recommendations. One more pic to come. chicago
Second picture from my meal at Kai Zan - really enjoyable. This is grilled scallop nigiri. Curious which of the two pics people enjoyed better - www.thesushilegend.com chicago addict chicago
Several weeks ago, I had my first uni experience at Kai Zan in Humboldt Park! Rosie of @Ms.Rosie.Mo set up an amazing omakase style dinner for a group of us foodie Instagrammers, and it was an evening filled with course after course of fresh seafood. 10 courses to be exact! Kai Zan has these amazing wooden booths that make you feel like you’re in your own private room. It was the perfect setting for our dinner.
If you’re not familiar with uni, it’s sea urchin. It’s considered a delicacy by some because of its creamy and intensely rich flavor. It’s the type of thing that you either love or hate. Uni is not always available in restaurants because of where and how it’s sourced. It also is supposed to be eaten soon after it’s caught for the ultimate freshness.
We tried uni three different ways, including as an uni shooter with uni and scallops, ponzu sauce, quail egg, scallions, Tabasco, and black tobiko. This was my first taste of uni and I even got a video of me trying it. I liked it! It’s definitely something that I like mixed in with other flavors though. On its own it can be a little too funky. The other versions of uni we had included an uni-toro tartare which was served in a glass with uni, toro, pickled wasabi, scallions and shiso. On the side were pieces of nori which we used to wrap the tartare. You basically eat it like a hand roll. Our last taste of uni was tuna topped with a dollop of uni. I could really taste the uni on that bite and the funkiness got to me!
Uni and Tuna
Each course of our dinner was fresh and beautifully presented. It was truly a great experience and a great value as well. I was so stuffed that when we got to the last course, a selection of sashimi, I could barely eat it. I forced myself to eat some though, and I was so glad I did. The plate of sashimi included salmon, tuna, yellowtail, and escolar, with the last acting as my favorite. I just love the simplicity of sliced fish.
If you love uni or sushi in general, you must plan a visit to Kai Zan. I highly recommend the omakase style menu if you’re up for a culinary adventure!