Thursday, June 22, 2017

Re-revisiting Keria Japanese Restaurant

Keria Japanese Restaurant, otoshi

We're back in Keria. Today we had an interesting otoshi. It's a shumai and the stuffing was some sort of tofu with seafood flavour. A seafood flavour that was reminiscent of those frozen Ajinomoto shrimp dumplings that I used to eat as a kid.

Keria Japanese Restaurant, kanpachi sashimi

We had some kanpachi sashimi.

Keria Japanese Restaurant, mentaiko cabbage

And of course, their stir fried mentaiko cabbage too.

Keria Japanese Restaurant, gyutan

Keria has some delicious stir fried gyutan with negi. Those savoury sliced tongue were chewy and beefy, contrasted by a mild sharpness of the raw negi and the sweetness from the stir fried ones.

Keria Japanese Restaurant, mini steak don

Their mini steak don came with some kind of wafu dressing. Sweet, tangy and a hint of ginger.

Keria Japanese Restaurant, mini steak don

A bit more chewing had the fat in the beef melted and the flavour came through.

Keria Japanese Restaurant, spaghetti aonori karasumi

There was a spaghetti with aonori (green laver), some dried chilli and karasumi. The latter is dried mullet roe, the Japanese equivalent of bottarga. Interesting combination of the delicate laver, umami saltiness from the karasumi, garlic and a very mild heat from the dried chilli.

Keria Japanese Restaurant, hamu katsu

Unfortunately, their hamu katsu was a bore. It's a ham katsu that was so thin that there was possibly more breading than the ham which tasted like the cheap pink variety.

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