The Selection of Obanzai One Evening at Hibino in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
The obscurely located Hibino is a restaurant that features the cuisine of the Japanese city of Kyoto, once the capital of the country. The menu offers several types of hako-sushi, a variety that's pressed in a box to form perfect rectangles, often with shiso leaf incorporated in the vinegared rice.
Another specialty of Hibino is a daily selection of obanzai, small home-style dishes that reflect the season of the year, the availability of raw ingredients, and the improvisational chops of the cook. All obanzai are $4 each, and the quantity of food is often quite formidable. Two would make a filling and satisfying meal.
Pictured here are the three obanzai that were available on one of my three reviewing visits. Hibino is the subject of a full restaurant review this week in the Voice.