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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

More International Cuisine

Mexico City is a cosmopolitan city, and the restaurant scene confirms that with an enormous variety of international cuisines represented.  Alejandro and I have eaten Italian, Korean, Spanish, Polish, German, Lebanese, Uruguayan and Indian food here, and recently we added the cuisine of another nation to the list.  Not far from the apartment, there is a Japanese restaurant called El Samurai.  It looked as if it would be a very expensive restaurant.  However, we checked out the menu.  While it is not cheap, the prices are not outrageous either.  So, we decided to try it out.


I pose in the bamboo garden in front of the restaurant.



Alejandro poses by a case with a samurai outfit by the entrance.

Since we were not very familiar Japanese cuisine, and I don't care much for sushi, we ordered two of the very few dishes that I had heard of... sukiyaki, and vegetable tempura.  


Sukiyaki is a hot-pot of sliced beef, udon noodles, tofu and vegetables.  There was plenty for us to share, and it was very tasty.



The tempura was also good, although the battered parsley wasn't my favorite.

The service was excellent, and the food was very good.  It seemed authentic, although I don't know enough about Japanese food to judge.  Although it is not the type of restaurant that we would frequent on a regular basis, we would certainly return.






 

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