Lately, I have been exposed to a lot to Japanese cuisines and the authentic flavor and scrumptious delicacies has attracted me a lot to the succulent sushi.Though a relatively new restaurant in town, Situation in The Chancery Hotel,Lavelle road but had gained importance for its authentic experience right from the food, decor with interiors made with a blend of wood, bamboo and white and ambiance with private enclosures,perfect for private dining.
As i arrived on a Saturday afternoon for lunch with fellow bloggers.We were pleasantly welcomed by the Restaurant Manager and were seated in a private box that gave us an exclusive feeling and every intricate details in the restaurant was in Japanese style.We started off with assorted listed of cocktails & Mock tails to start with a Long Island Iced Tea that rejuvenates you and sets the mood for the weekend.I had opted for a cup of green tea whose fragrance can tingle your senses.
Here comes the most interesting and toughest part.Selecting Japanese dishes for a veggie like me ,but still enjoyed every bit of it.We started off with “Nasu – Dengaku” which is deep fried aubergine with miso sauce.This is one of its kind dish and being a fan of aubergine.Truly loved the taste with aubergine baked inside and crisp on the outside.The next in the offering is “Dashimagi Tamago”:Slice mirin sweetened rolled omelette which made me crave for more !!!
“Tofu no teriyaki” is tofu cooked in teriyaki sauce which is a healthy dish and here comes the most well known Japanese dish of all times. “Sushi”:- We were offered the veggie platter which consists of Kappa-Maki which is rolled cucumber sushi and the salad maki which is thick rolled sushi with shitake mushrooms and Assorted Vegetables”.
My co-Bloggers especially the non veggies had a blast with Ton Katsu (deep-fried crumbed steak) ,Ebi No Tempura (batter-fried prawns),Tebasaki No Karaage (deep-fried chicken wings).Tekka-don (rice topped with raw tuna), Chashu-don (rice topped with roasted pork), Katsu-don (rice topped with fried pork cutlet),Yasai Tempura Udon Noodles which is made up of Japanese Wheat Noodles with batter fried Vegetables ,ika no butter yaki which is grilled squid rings, Chicken Udon (Japanese wheat noodles), Futo Maki (a thick rolled sushi with omelette, shiitake, mushroom and prawns) and the Smoked Salmon Sushi etc.
We had the privilege of interacting with the Head chef of Matsuri and though a pure Japanese,We could understand his body language more than his language where he was glad to serve us his specialty and his efforts to offer the most authentic Japanese cuisine outside the Land of Rising sun is a challenge and he has to be applauded for the efforts.
My recommendation: Try out the sushi even if you aren’t a fan of it.you would soon be one.
Cost: Rs. 1200 for two people.
Matsuri – The Chancery Hotel Lavelle Road, Bangalore, India address
The Chancery Hotel, Lavelle Road, Bangalore