First lady has arrived
Anna Lins is the super woman behind Miss Jappa and we met her for the first time at Umai when she and Paulo Morais were kicking ass together as the power couple they are in the kitchen. So, when she opened this restaurant was immediately included in our must-try list. What we like the most in her approach to food is the unexpected route she takes by redesigning a distinct path between tradition and modernity.
Once you get in, you’ll meet a trendy vibe within a coziness soul. The menu is divided through the following categories: Japanese Junk Food, Old Timers, Atarashi – New Timers, Sushi Bar and Hot. With its big red sign right in the entrance, it’s impossible to miss this restaurant.
In our childhood, there was a game we used to play called Quantos queres (Fortune Teller in english – remember?) and in the Japanese Junk Food section you’ll find a tasty version of it. It has wasabi peas, wonton / shrimp chips and peanuts with miso caramel – go for it to start your meal! In the Atarashi – New Timers and for a bit of fun and alcohol, we recommend the Gunkan Russian Roulette where whoever gets the chili pepper must drink the sake shot – good luck! The Tartar in a Box (tuna and salmon tartar with shrimp chips and sweet chili sauce) is also recommendable.
From the Old Timers, the Gyoza Trio will give you a bit of everything – chicken, shrimp and veggies! From the Hot chapter the Pork collar steamed buns with soy, mirin and ginger sauce accompanied with sautéed mushrooms as well as the sautéed spinach, pumpkin, shitake powder and egg Ramen are absolutely unmissable.
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Don’t miss: The black sesame crème brûlée for dessert as well as their lunch menu on weekdays starting at 10,00€ per person including starter, main and drink.
Hot tip: Order a cocktail to go with the food since Mr. Cocktail himself – the one and only Dave Palethorpe – was responsible for putting together all the sake one can handle.
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