Monday, December 28, 2009

Sushi Dinner at Sakura, Hotel Metropolitan, CP

A friend and I went to Sakura at The Metropolitan, Hotel Nikko for a Sushi dinner.....

The restaurant is named after the Japanese Cherry Blossom, a beautiful, white and pink flower. The sakura's lifespan is three weeks. It blossoms between March and April. Japan declares a special national holiday, "Hanname", just so that people might see the sakura blossoming!
Its contemporary Japanese decor created a tranquil ambiance. Plain wooden chairs and a table. A half-curtain hung over the entrance, like a swing-door in the side room of an Irani restaurant, offering modest privacy.

We started with a round of drinks and after that we had Miso soup with Shitake Mushrooms and Pork was very nice..... chill in the Delhi air.... the soup was really needed....

We ordered Prawn Rolls with Flying Fish Roe. Tobiko (とびこ, in Japanese) is the Japanese word for the Flying Fish Roe used to create certain types of sushi.
The Flying Fish Roe does a “pop” in the mouth when they are chewed, and many people enjoy the texture of it. It doesn’t have a strong aroma, but has a slight dry aftertaste. For its rather clear taste, I loved the way it was popping in my mouth... :-)

The Sushi Ginger is something I would give a pass to every time I ate sushi... but this time I ate it.... was quite nice...In japanese it's called Gari (ガリ) a type of tsukemono (pickled vegetables). It is sweet, thinly sliced young ginger that has been marinated in a solution of sugar and vinegar. Gari is often served and eaten after sushi, and is commonly called 'Sushi Ginger'. Gari is usually eaten between dishes of sushi, as it is said to help cleanse the palate. Gari is not meant to be eaten or consumed in any type of sushi or hand roll.

California rolls were nice too... Ate it with Ponzu sauce. Ponzu (ポン酢) is a citrus-based sauce commonly used in Japanese cuisine. It is very tart in flavor, with a thin, watery consistency and a light yellow color. Ponzu shōyu or ponzu jōyu (ポン酢醤油) is ponzu sauce with soy sauce (shōyu) added, and the mixed product is widely referred to as simply ponzu.

Go chi so sma deshita! means- Thanks to the chef for a wonderful meal!

How can any meal be complete without dessert...... We had coffee and a Banana Chocolate Pie at the coffee shop.

Must say I had a good time, yes the food was good but the company even better....

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