In the interest of saving the best for last, you’re going to LOVE Kyoto Garden.
They have established themselves for having the most outrageously delicious tasting menu in Cape Town. A tour-de-force of flavour, ingenuity, culinary maturity and sheer genius that is utterly in its own class.
What to expect:
First Course: A sushi platter comprising two pieces of grilled eel nigiri, two pieces of cut scallop nigiri and two pieces of umi.
Second Course: Scorched squid arranged in a pool of black ink.
Third Course: Tempura - that is all we’ll say, and it is without doubt the best we’ve tasted.
Fourth Course: Palate cleanser consisting of ice cold noodles served with thin slices of lime, perfect to reset your palate for what’s to come.
Fifth Course: A perfectly prepared lobster with a deep burnt brown butter.
Sixth Course: Ice cream, three balls, one Miso, one Black Sesame and one Matcha. A sublime ending to an astounding meal!
The menu is variable, so this may be subject to change, but it is masterful and wonderful in all kinds of ways!
From Sea Point to Long Street, we’re heading to Obi Restaurant, which is all about Papa San's real Japanese Sushi, Tempura and Ramen in an intimate, even quaint, setting.
One of the lunch specials (not available for take away) is the amazing Shoyu Ramen. This dish consists of ramen noodles, soy sauce broth, pork cheek chashu, 6 minute egg, spring onion and nori and it packs a flavour punch that is pure dynamite.
What makes Obi different is that alongside the traditional Sushi, Ramen and Tempura, there is a veritable plethora of innovative new stylistic approaches in ingredient selection, plating and dish creation.
If you like all things Asian, and specifically Japanese, you must, must, must try out Obi.
This week we’ll be looking at Ramen and Noodle bars. Formerly the province of student food, this unassuming dish has taken the world by storm in its many variations and flavours, let’s go tuck in, shall we?