Can a Vegetarian survive in Japan?

‘But I am a Vegetarian’! This was my confused answer when I was invited to the Indo-Japanese food festival at Sora Jima,Accord Metropolitan,T Nagar. After reassuring that they can satisfy a vegetarian’s soul, I decided to experience the festival on a saturday night along with my foodie buddies.

I reached the restaurant and was stunned by the beautiful view of Chennai. Being a roof top, private dining restaurant, this seemed like a perfect spot for some alone time with your partner..who of course loves Japanese food!

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I see the menu and I was Intrigued!! PANEER TIKKA SUSHI, JAPANESE BIRYANI? The only three words which immediately popped up in my mind was, ‘BRING IT ON’!

Tofu Clear Soup

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A little disappointed with the Soup as the flavours of Sea weed were pretty strong and I am not a fan! Avoid if you aren’t ok with Seafood smell.

Starters – Paneer Tikka Sushi

 

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After dealing with the Soup,I was skeptical. I thought I was going to waste this but MY GOD! Who knew that Paneer Tikka and Sushi would go so well together? Killer dish.

 

Starters- Vegetable Tempura

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I knew what I was signing up for! I knew that Tempura was going to be bland. But thank the lord for the Sauce. It made a huge(good) difference to the otherwise Bland tempura.

 

Starters -Crispy Rice with Spicy Paneer

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My favourite dish of the night because the inter racial marriage of the Japanese crispy rice and the Indianised Paneer masala was SPOT ON!

 

Main course – Japanese Veg Biryani

Innovation at it’s best. I was so impressed with the Biryani where the rice was cooked with Bamboo shoot and exotic vegetables.The Interview with Big FM that followed, I was talking about the Biryani…only about the Biryani!

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The biryani served with their Sora Jima signature sauce. A complete Paisa Vasool!

 

Main course – Saute Vegetables

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It was more like a salad than a main course. Pretty crunchy and refreshing.

 

I was spoilt for choices in the dessert section but I had to leave early. You can check out my fellow food blogger’s reviews for both dessert and non vegetarian recommendations ( Read Asmi’s , Read Ajit’s and Navina’s.)

Overall, it is an event not to be missed. The Festival is till August 7th! So go ahead, try their Indo-Japanese cuisine and let me know how you liked it!

PS : Yes, Vegetarians can survive in Japan provided you take Chef Gaurav and Chef Dipesh with you

 

Sayonara!!

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Cheers

Subhiksha

 

 

 

 
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