In the vibrant heart of Sheung Wan, nestled amidst the antique-market charm of Upper Lascar Row, lies CHI YAWARAGU – a haven for gastronomic enthusiasts seeking an authentic Japanese izakaya experience.
As we enter the second year of its operation, CHI YAWARAGU not only maintains its status as an artisanal kushiyaki specialist but boldly ventures into uncharted culinary territories with a tantalizing offal omakase menu.
Championing Quality with “Offal-verse” Omakase
For a limited time until 31 March 2024, CHI YAWARAGU presents the “Offal-verse” Omakase Menu, a symphony of flavours celebrating every part of the chicken.
Priced at HK$780 per person, this extraordinary culinary journey introduces diners to rare cuts like Aorta, Thyroid, and Trachea, showcasing the artistry of waste-free yakitori indulgence.
Complemented by a daily Salad, a Stewed Dish, Inaniwa Udon in Chicken Soup, and a Japanese Dessert, the experience is heightened with a complimentary Suntory Draft Beer.
Crafting Exquisite Broths and Signature Udon
A standout in the menu, the house signature udon boasts an exquisite chicken broth slow-cooked for 72 hours.
Utilizing the skin, bones, and meat of aged birds, the broth achieves a delicate taste, golden appearance, and collagen-rich goodness. Paired with shallots and tender chicken meat, the udon delivers a creamy consistency and a burst of flavour.
CHI YAWARAGU places emphasis on sustainability by sourcing locally from Ping Yuen poultry – renowned for its three-yellow chicken, known for its abundant flavour and a fatty layer under the skin.
This not only reduces food mileage but also ensures superb freshness and texture in both meat and organs.
Diners seeking variety can indulge in the “Chef’s Selection” 9-Skewer Omakase (HK$780 per person), a delightful array of grilled morsels complemented by Salad, a Stewed Dish, Udon, Dessert, and Draft Beer.
The a la carte menu offers the freedom to curate a kushiyaki extravaganza, featuring succulent meat cuts, seafood, and a dozen vegetable choices.
Embracing the Joyful “After Four at CHI YAWAGARU” Happy Hour
Introducing the “After Four at CHI YAWAGARU” Happy Hour Set, available from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
With any beverage order, patrons enjoy four free-flow treats, including the crunchy delights of Wasabi Raw Octopus and Grilled Cod Fish Stick, enhancing the joyful Japanese snacking experience.
CHI YAWARAGU’s drinks list reflects the convivial izakaya spirit, featuring sake, wine, whisky, and beer to complement the robust, rustic flavours from the grill. The selection focuses on lesser-known, niche labels, offering a unique experience for connoisseurs.
Romance in the Air: Valentine’s Day Special
In a romantic gesture for Valentine’s Day, couples ordering an omakase set each can celebrate their love with a pair of special handcrafted CHI YAWARAGU cocktails.
In contrast to the vibrant colours of Upper Lascar Row, CHI YAWARAGU welcomes diners to a cool and serene atmosphere. With a seating capacity of 24, the minimalist interior and cheerful outdoor area span 700 sq. ft., adorned with decorative odes to Hong Kong culture.
CHI YAWARAGU is located at G/F, 28 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, open from Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Embark on a culinary journey where tradition meets innovation, and every skewer tells a story.