I’ve passed by Ootoya Japanese restaurant (right beside Imperial Hotel on Nathan Road) so many, many times I never thought of trying it. I thought it was a very expensive restaurant. I was wrong.
They had everything on the menu from udon, tonkatsu and all kinds of familiar and unique Japanese food at friendly prices.
We ordered something unfamiliar to us like this tiny Sakura shrimp with eggs on rice. Too bad it was very bland. It needed some kind of sauce to be palatable.
On the other hand the tofu soup that came with the set was very flavorful and thick from eggs.
My ox tongue was not as tender as what I’m used to in Spanish dishes but I enjoyed the simple seasonings which brought out the taste of the tongue. It was even better with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Maybe we ordered the wrong things? I’m willing to give Ootoya another try.
Ootoya Hong Kong menu