There is always never enough bite on your Japanese Maki when you go to Japanese restaurant and clearly not enough to share your plate yet you would want to sample more house's signature Makis, either to order a few more or too much to order until you miss the chance on other dishes on the menu. In order to satisfy your one-go desire, Brazilian-born Chef de Cuisine Rafael Gil presents an overflowing pleasure with enticingly quirky maki rolls every Wednesday at Ozone, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong.
Inspired by signature ingredients from ten cities around the world, Chef Rafael infuses the maki rolls with exotic flavors without losing the essence of this traditional Japanese delicacy for unlimited orders of maki rolls, <Wacky Maki Wednesdays> promises to satisfy you with a deliciously madcap gourmet tour from east to west across the globe. Originating in Japan, maki rolls are rolled sushi which are usually made from rice and fillings wrapped in dried seaweed. Chef Rafael Gil said, “Maki roll is very popular in my home country, Brazil, but we make it more fun and enticing with our local ingredients and sauces.” A sumptuous assortment of maki rolls with varied fillings and toppings is elegantly plated and lovingly presented to offer an entertaining sushi experience at Ozone.
Among the ten flavors, Chef Rafael shows a special affection for <Bahia>. The king prawn filling is cooked in moqueca sauce, a traditional Brazilian home-style sauce made with palm oil, garlic, onion, tomato and coconut milk. The rich and flavorful sauce matches perfectly with the equally strong red onion and coriander. Instead of enriching the taste with soy sauce, “Bahia” is served with moqueca sauce to enhance the overall experience.
<Alaska> showcases a fusion of textures and flavors of king crab meat, salmon mayonnaise, avocado and baby radish, presenting a taste of the sea in The Last Frontier.
<New York> is inspired by the ingredients of classic American sandwiches. The scallop is marinated in truffle sauce to tempt gourmands with an irresistible aroma, whereas the pleasant sweetness of green apple elegantly accompanies the fresh taste of the scallop. Roasted bacon bits are sprinkled on top to give it a crispy finish. Lightly seared salmon covered with melted mozzarella cheese makes.
<Oslo> a tantalizing treat for the night. Also a feast for the eyes, this delightful dish is plated with powdered vinegar and sugar underneath to resemble the snowy landscape of Norway. Being one of the most beloved travel destinations for tourists.
<Hokkaido> and its food are no stranger to Hong Kong people. Chef Rafael skillfully surprises diners with an appetizing soy sauce substitute – a special sauce blending yuzu, miso and strawberry.
<Hong Kong> is definitely one of the recommended items. The deep-fried soft-shell crab is dipped in sweet and sour sauce, probably the most iconic Chinese sauce. Fresh spring onion and ginger shreds are wrapped together with the crab to offer a hint of tanginess.
<Bangkok> consists of lobster curry, cucumber, lemongras, mango, wasabi and sour sauce. It is a very appetizing maki.
<Barcelona> Smoked eel, foie gras, smoked red pepper and eggplants as well as crispy onion. A total East meets West classic.
<Mexico City> Smoked yellow tail, avocado, coriander, jalapeno, crispy onion are presented on top of a taco. Mind the chili, it could burnt.
<Tokyo> Back to the home of Maki. With the prawn, tempura flake, sesame mayo,yellow daikon and masago. It won't go wrong.
<Sicily> Tuna toro, cucumber, limonchello, avocado and basil are used. Sample the passion from one of the most friendly Siciliy island.
To make their Wednesday nights more enjoyable and chill than ever, you may pair the maki rolls with free-flowing Veuve Clicquot champagne and “Around the World” themed cocktails for an additional HK$300 per person. For reservations, please contact +852 2263 2270 or
Tried & Tested:
Design & Decor: 4/5
Food & Beverage: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Mexico City Maki
Level 118, International Commerce Ctr.
1 Austin Road West
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2263 2270
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