My Japanese Haven
A second visit to my local haven sounded a little like this:
Black sesame seeds
All over the most perfectly seasoned slightly warm sushi rice!
In my wildest dreams I hadn’t yet conceived of such a dish!
Unfortunately, for my dear friends at Allo Sushi
on Rue Cloche Perce in the Marais, they unleashed a food obsessed beast onto their secret dish!
I studied it intensely and think I may be able to recreate it!
Tirashi Mariné – Marinated Sashimi ‘Salad’
Thon et saumon marinés avec Riz vinaigré, coriandre et menthe fraîche
15 euros later I was in absolute heaven!
And as a final palette cleanser, glacé thé vert matcha – green tea ice-cream an old favourite of mine – clean smooth and refreshing!
Other flavours on offer were gingembre, lychees, yuzu, menthe fraiche, pétale de rose, fleur de thym and caramel au beurre salé. For those with limited French they would be ginger, lychees, yuzu, fresh mint, rose, thyme and a new-aged classic salted caramel.
The brilliant dessert menu did not stop there; and it will take me multiple return visits to slowly work my way through the long and interesting list:
Crème brûlée The vert matcha
Grean tea Creme brûlée
Salade d’aloe vera et ses pralines
Aloe vera salad with pralines
Petit financier – The vert ou yuzu et sa boule de glace
A small financier – green tea or yuzu and a scoop of ice-cream
Mochis (Gateau de riz garni)
The vert matcha, taro ou myrtille, Fleur de creuser ou sésame noir
A rice cake topped with green tea, taro and blueberries or black sesame
Yokan The vert matcha et/ou azuki
Don’t even ask me what this one is… I had to look it up on Google
It is a sweet Japanese jelly dessert based on beans
Whilst sitting there in the cold springtime air of Paris I was able to just sit and think. My warm woollen jacket certainly helped!