Iketeru

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WHY GO

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.

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