Starters First, If Only
My family and I ordered, Tempura Dumplings ($10) and Shichimi Mentaiko Fries ($13). For starters, the timing of which came awkwardly as it was served after the mains. However, this starters before main could just be be a personal preference. Nonetheless, I always find it a norm since they’re almost synonymous with appetizers.
Upon receiving the tempura dumplings, I was slightly appalled that there were only five dumplings ($2 for one, quick math). Secretly, I was thankful that there was at least one dumpling per person. These tempura dumplings were plump and flavourful yet rather run-of-the-mill. However, the appeal of this dish actually lies in the truffle mayonnaise. Honestly, the truffle flavour was pleasant but mild.
Next was the Shichimi Mentaiko Fries, and this starter was well-received by us! The Mentaiko sauce was really generous, and smoky thanks to a slight torching. Furthermore, the mentaiko was refreshing and not heavy. While comparisons might be drawn to Genki Sushi’s Mentaiko Fries, it’s important to factor in that these fries are much pricier than Genki’s. Nonetheless, these fries might be something that I might order again, if only there was more!