Monday, August 17, 2015

Japanese? In Dhaka?!

Yes, you read that right.  One of the other newbies and I had thought to get our meal from our favourite bakery (and I was out of the DELICIOUS granola they make) but it was closed.  So, off we went in search of a restaurant.  Our poor driver (Ashraf) had NO idea where the restaurant was and even resorted to shouting out the window for directions to a Japanese restaurant.

How did we know where to even look?  Thankfully my friend had the skinny on a great site for locating the best foods in the city (I love people who already source that stuff out for me).  So if you are ever in Dhaka (if you are ever in Dhaka... hahaha), make sure to check out Dhaka Snob when looking for something really delicious to fill your tummy.

Tonight, we went to a place in Gulshan 2 called Izumi.  In the middle of the chaos that is Dhaka:

we saw this:

This was actually from the inside but it was simply too pretty not to include.

The entrance

Looking to the left when entering

The entrance of Izumi

While we were instantly charmed by the entrance and the decor, we were even more impressed with the delicious food we ate (and we ate too much of it)!!

The beautiful, simple table setting.  The chopstick holder was made to look like edamame.

Baskets lined the ceiling.

Your standard soy container

The salmon sashimi and avocado salad (crazy good)

The vegetable tempura

About half of the kaarage (there was so much of it!!)

The tempura tuna and avocado roll

Sorry for the tilted picture, but this was our free miso soup at the end of the meal. 

Really and truly (and not just because I've had enough curry already), Izumi was one of the most pleasurable meals I've had.  The food was fresh and delicious.  Even the ginger was hand cut and pickled.  YUMMERS in my tummers is all I really have to say, that and I can't wait to go back!

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