1 review of Asia Kim Hung - Sushi Bar in English
If you're looking for authentic Japanese sushi and cuisine, don't go here. Sadly, the sushi at Kim Hung's is despicable. Being a native of Okinawa, Japan, I was excited when a sushi bar opened in Friedberg since I live fairly close. I thought I'd give the Vietnamese owners the benefit of the doubt and try the sushi. One might think based on the photos, "What's my deal?" Well, Japanese food is neither Chinese nor Vietnamese. There is as much distinction between Asian ethnic foods as there is among European ethnic foods. It might look like sushi but it was not Japanese and it certainly was not delicious.
My husband ordered Tamagoyaki (sweet egg omelet), Kappamaki (cucumber roll), and the Philly (salmon with cream cheese roll). I ordered the udon, also not Japanese. For starters, the sushi rice is not done correctly. How the rice is prepared really separates the good sushi from bad sushi. It was utterly too vinegary and mushy. Second, the salmon was not fresh. Third, the egg omelet was watery and also missing a necessary ingredient to truly make it Tamagoyaki. Lastly, the soup base of my udon was more of a stock for Chinese wonton. It also had vegetables like bean sprouts and bokchoy that are not common to Japanese udon and which have a distinctive flavor that would alter the soup stock. This vegetable flavor isn't typical for udon which uses soy, bonito (fish), konbu (sea kelp) and sometimes miso (soy bean paste) stocks.
I'm all for good fushion food. In fact, I love Japanese fushion rolls like caterpillar roll and crunchy roll. However, when I eat at any Japanese restaurant, I expect a level of authenticity from the food. Eating at Kim Hung's, I only encountered disappointment with each food I tried. None of it was authentically Japanese. I guess I received what I paid for here, since the place is relatively cheap compared to other Japanese restaurants in Frankfurt am Main and vicinity. The authentic restaurants can be found in Frankfurt am Main but it cost 4 to 6 times the price of meals I would get in Japan.
The place has a nice ambience and just only that. I didn't mind the service either since they were friendly. However, I can't give anything more than one star because the people here are only banking on the sushi trend in Germany and because there is no other Japanese restaurant in Friedberg to compete with it. A restaurant shouldn't market itself as a Japanese sushi bar if they are not going to make an effort to do it right. Stick to their wok menu if you want to eat some decent Chinese/Vietnamese food.
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