Iketeru dishes up authentic Japanese fare where freshness of ingredients takes precedence over everything else.
WHAT TO ORDER
The goshina sashimi sampling comes with an extremely fresh assortment of fish slices: tuna, salmon, amberjack and mackerel. Meltingly good, a touch of soy sauce and smidgen of wasabi is all that is required for accompaniment. The ikura (salmon roe) and ama ebi (sweet prawn) sushi meanwhile burst with the taste and nuances of the ocean.
A bowl of agedashi tofu (deep-fried tofu in soy sauce), a mixed mushroom stir-fry and tori teriyaki (grilled chicken in teriyaki sauce) are other good options to try. Seemingly simple, these three dishes certainly live up to the fine art of Japanese food where the real flavours of the ingredients are the star.
Another benchmark of fine Japanese cuisine is how well the tempura moriawase is made. At Iketeru, the fish, prawns and vegetable fritters are coated in a delicate batter and fried to a crisp perfection.
For dessert, a luscious pear sorbet and kinako mochi (rice dumplings coated with sweetened soy flour and red bean paste) bring the curtains down on this very special meal.