Kenzan@GPO is now Gekkazan
The name kenzan (剣山) literally means sword mountain but I cannot make out the meaning of Gekkazan, a name Kenzan@GPO used after renovation. I asked a Japanese friend of mine, Kei san, and he thought judging from the romanised word, Gekkazan, may be “月下山” literally translating to mountain under the moon. Kei san did some further research and messaged me “This name on the internet I found that there is a Japanese myth that a rabbit was sent from the moon by the god and it governed the mountain it landed… After that, I don’t know what happened… maybe eaten by wolves or Japanese hunters?” Well, well… Interesting 🙂
We used to eat a lot at Ramen Ya when Valerie was here (she studied in the University of Melbourne and is now residing in Singapore) and still do sometimes but we feel Gekkazan has better sushi rolls and ramen texture. In fact, almost everything is better at Gekkazan, except for the soup base which we felt Ramen Ya still deserves the credit.
Their sushi rolls are extraordinary and slightly more expensive but unfortunately we could not taste any as we went after lunch and the ones we wanted were sold out. Highly recommended is the soft shell crab roll (Spider Roll) where you get to roll the seaweed around well seasoned rice yourself to ensure very crisp fresh sushi roll when you eat 🙂
Happy eating 🙂