Behind the heavy wooden doorOne day, I was craving for Japanese food so Lun suggested to visit Kura for dinner. It's a place that we sometimes visit when we're looking for quality sushi that's around the neighbourhood. Although it doesn't have a very fancy exterior, Kura has been around for many years already. That means they do have a good amount of customers to sustain their business.
I believe the heavy wooden door was being installed about a year or so ago. The interior was very done to earth; greyish colour wall decorated with Japanese style paintings. The sushi bar itself was decorated by fish inked pictures; that have shown how much the owner loves fishing. On the other hand, I was particularly interested in the sushi clock that they have.
Decisions… decisions…On their menu, there were so many items that Lun and I were having hard time deciding what and how to order. When we finally made up our minds, we went with…
|Spinach Gomaae ($3.75) - 5.5/6|
|Chef's Special Sashimi ($25.00) - 5/6|
The recommended way to eat the uni sashimi was to eat it with the nori seaweed and a bit of the shredded daikon turnip. It would present a taste of the ocean when combined them all together.
|Yaki Udon ($7.95) - 5/6|
|Futomaki ($7.95) - 4/6|
Note: There should be 8 piece in a roll. I took the picture a tad too late after we digged in already.
|Spicy Canucks Roll ($8.75) - 3/6|
Maybe next time?!I've been to Kura several times before I started to write this blog. My previous visits have been quite positive but the rolls that we ordered this time, they were a bit of a letdown. It's mainly because of the overly soft sushi rice that took away the delicate texture sushi would have. It was definitely a pity since the ingredients were all very fresh. Perhaps it was just one of those days when the rice cooker didn't work properly. I would still give it another shot by ordering the nigiri sushi, hoping the rice quality would be better.