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Sushi Hon, Sydney

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Sushi train seems to be my latest way of eat­ing sushi. This time it was for a snack at Sushi Hon in Westfield, Sydney. I found out after­wards, that Sushi Hon boasts the longest sushi train in the south­ern hemi­sphere. I don’t recall think­ing the sushi train was par­tic­u­larly long, though. In fact, I recall see­ing the same dish pass me quite often. There are so many dishes on a sushi train, you’d won­der how I knew the same dish came past me, no?

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You see, the skip­per nigiri was the first plate we tried. I know it’s skip­per because it sat squarely next to a sign say­ing as much on the train. We were on the out­look for plain fish on rice because that’s how we like our sushi — no may­on­naise or onion or pre-drizzled with sauce etc.

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And the only oth­er plain fish on rice was the plate on the right, which was not placed next to the skip­per sign even though we thought it looked a lot like the skip­per nigiri. We con­sul­ted the col­our menu and saw that skip­per and king fish nigiri do look decept­ively sim­il­ar, so we watched the king fish nigiri go around the train some 2 – 3 times in the span of at most 10 – 12 minutes, each time star­ing at it intently, before decid­ing it was not skip­per nigiri. We were right!

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After that, we gave up on find­ing raw fish on rice, and settled for the eel nigiri.

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And to fin­ish off, a sashimi plate. Sushi Hon is a rather expens­ive sushi train, but I was sat­is­fied with the qual­ity and taste of the food — I’d been cau­tious pre­vi­ously because they’re situ­ated right beneath a glass ceil­ing, but it doesn’t seem to affect the food oth­er than flood the place with nat­ur­al light.

Sushi Hon is loc­ated at Level 5, Westfield Pitt Street Mall, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000.