If yesterday’s experience had been unpleasant, today’s has left me feeling like a rock star!
Hatsune in Beijing serves one of the worst sushi I’ve ever had in my life (I’m not a fan of American sushi. Some people like to refer to rice smothered with mayonnaise as Japanese food, but I have a Japanese boyfriend who could vouch that fusion roll is something disgusting to native Japanese), BUT today they really outdid themselves in their OystersFest!!!
For 300 RMB, you could get: ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT oysters (and some sushi, but I opted to not sully my taste with crappy sushi), beer, sake, fried squid and edamame. The oysters were freshly shipped from Stella Bay and Fanny Bay (Canada), and they tasted like pure awesomeness!!! Hatsune also brought the Guinness World Record of Shucking 38 Oysters in 1 Minute, Patrick McMurray, and the poor man – well not really poor as I’m sure he received quite a handsome fee for his deeds – had to stand there for hours continuously shucking oysters of its shells. Good job, man. You made a happy bunny out of me!
In the end I stopped at 50. I could have had more, but I would have had to stay longer and to be honest, the party was getting a bit overcrowded. But hell, the oysters were so worth coming for!
Verdict: Super tasty, uber fresh oysters at an affordable price tag! Fanny Bay oysters had a sweet pleasant taste, not overbearingly salty. Definitely the type you could enjoy and not get sick off even if you’ve had a dozen, or in my case, 4 dozens! 9/10.
Hatsune, PLEASE stop making bad sushi and start importing more oysters!