Hi Nippon ft. Raymond's Sushi Adventures!!

  Everybody needs a food blogger bff (or just someone to go on food adventures with.) I think you guys can probably fancy a guess to who my food blogger bff is...das righttt, none other than Mr. 4.29 GPA Raymond Zeng!! (How someone can maintain a GPA that high on 3 hours of sleep is beyond me.)

  You guys probably know him from Raymond's Sushi Adventures, he's the only food blogger I really keep in touch with. I'm pretty shy around new people so I don't go to events that often.

  We keep in touch on messenger. I have him listed as MA BLOGGER BFF *heart heart heart* and he has me listed as Food Blogger BFF xD.

  He's a pretty busy guy so we only get to see each other once or twice a year, but when we do...all hell breaks loose. I'm talking 6+ plates of food between the two of us, a gazillion snapchat stories, letting all of our food go cold whist we're incessantly snapping pics...you get the picture. (Raymond can fill you in on the details.)

  I met up with Raymond a few weeks ago after school and we went to Hi Nippon for dinner. I've never blogged about Hi Nippon before but I use to go there almost everyday (back when I lived in Kits with Jeremy.) The girls there knew my order by heart: 3 avocado rolls please!

Aburi Salmon Oishi
3/5 stars

  Raymond had this, and judging by his reaction, I would assume it was okay? It goes without saying that Miku is leagues better, but in a pinch, this'll suffice. They were pretty generous with the salmon as well!

2/5 stars

  Ehh, not really sure what to make of this. This honestly looked (and tasted) like AYCE tonkatsu (save for the decorative lemon on the side.) A bit hard and not at all moist. 

Assorted Tempura
3/5 stars

  Maybe I'm being more critical than usual because I know Raymond is going to see this and either agree or disagree with me lol. I thought the tempura was plenty good but Raymond wasn't so enthused. I'm sure he's had more tempura than me in his lifetime as a sushi connoisseur so I'll take his word for it!

Avocado Roll & Yam Tempura Roll
3.5/5 stars

  I've had Hi Nippon's avocado rolls 100 times over (if not more.) I think they changed itamaes because the avocado rolls have gone down hill. They were so much better during the summer! I mean, they weren't bad but they were definitely better before.

Appetizer Sashimi
3.5/5 stars

  Who doesn't love a good appetizer sashimi? This one was decent in that the cuts were fresh; it even came with sockeye salmon (as opposed to the usual farmed salmon.) I actually prefer the taste and texture of farmed salmon but hey, each to their own!

Chicken Kaarage
3.5/5 stars

  In Raymond's words: "The best KFC imitation I've ever had at a Japanese restaurant." I'm always disappointed when restaurants have "kaarage" listed on their menu and they turn out to be chicken wings. I mean, I don't have anything against wings, I just want proper kaarage! These were decent, similar to something you would get at a pub. 

Hi-Nippon Japanese Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. I don't think I've ever laughed more at a blog post LOOOL

    I hope to get my version up in like... 6 months AHAHA


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