Nara Japanese Restaurant Hot
A Japanese Cuisine Restaurant. Signature dishes include Moriawase Sushi and Cheese Yaki. Japanese liquors also available to pair with food.
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It appeared delicious on TV.....
My personal cuisine "philosophy" is not to let TV food program influence me too much. But lately, I let my guard down when I gave in to my wife's request "Let's dine at that Jap restaurant at 12 Chun Tin Road. Looks great on TV". It's our 13th wedding anniversary after all.
So, there we go, making a beeline for Nara latest outlet, eager to lap up the "amazing looking, yummylicious" chessy potato "pizza infused with salmon roe and the signature "Moriawase Sushi"- sort of 6 pieces of sushi with different seafood that we saw celebrities swearing by it on TV.
The cosy small eatery looked inviting enough. The seats were comfy though a tad cramp. The lighting and decor were great for a photo shoot though I can't say I like the rather "rowdy" patrons at the chef counter, at the corner of the eatery. The entire eatery can hear what they were enthusiastic about, what's their next day plan, what's their grouses with the COEs,." Damn, this is terrible. I am generally a convivial guy. But any excessive decibels don't go down well with me. But it's a small restaurant after all.
The service is acceptable and brisk. The waitress attending to us won us over with her sincerity and enthusiasm, which were counter balanced her up north accent.
Ok, now the food. We had the TV featured cheesy yaki "pizza". Sort of thinly sliced potatoes in a pan ,drenched with cheese infused with salmon roes, and baked in the oven. It's looked pizza-like but one bite by my daughter convinced her to stay away. I took over the dish and detected the "taste of the sea". Not good if you expect chessy stuff.
The 6 pieces Moriawase sushi looked pretty enough. In fact, I spend more time taking picture of it and let my wife finished it all (within a few minutes). Guessed it tasted great. Or was it the minute portion ? But that she did not complain meant it's good enough.
And of course, the sashimi, how can I deprive my wife and children of their fave item. Pretty as a picture and certainly a tad pricey. But the speed the dish disappeared before my eyes convinced it was just as good. I am a fish person, anyway. I had "ate" with my camera shutter already. The rest of our order - the tempura bento, the udon , etc. were just passable.
The verdict? Would I return for an encore ? Errrr..., no. Am I satisfied with the meal? Well, ok la.