One weekend my brother and I went for lunch. I thought of taking him to Rakuzen (which we have never been) at The Starling but my brother wanted to have his Sashimi Bento fix at Hokano@Uptown Damansara.
Hokano is our favorite Uptown neighborhood haunt for affordable Japanese food. It's a small place and service is friendly in the form of the lady boss herself.
It's always great to be served by the boss because the boss will always ensure that you are happy so that you come back again and again hee..hee... Well it sure works because Hokano 1, Rakuzen 0.
Anyway, my brother's mind was already made up, so Sahsimi Bento it was.
This is a value for money bento because you have so many things in the box and it really fills you up.
Besides the goodies in the bento, it also comes with a chawan mushi, a piece of tofu and salad.
Oh, there's also miso soup.
See how loaded the Sashimi Bento is? I used to have it most of the time when I visit Hokano but of late, I find it too much for me. My stomach shrank. Hard to believe but it's true.
My brother also made a request for Edamame.
We love these beans a lot.
Now, what shall I eat? I have always been curious about Japanese curry. It seems weird. Japanese and curry. But it's very popular. So I had the Katsu Chicken Curry.
It was quite good. The curry was mild and yet I found it enjoyable. The chicken katsu was very crispy on the outside and moist inside.
We had cold green tea for drinks, something my partner frowns upon because he says that the cold drink would coagulate the oil (from our food) in our stomach.
Is that true? I know there is a video where some people stir oil in a glass of cold ice water and the oil solidifies. The thing is, our stomach is not ice cold like that.
We are in fact very warm inside. A sip or two of cold drinks is not going to change our body temperature significantly on the inside. My non-expert opinion, of course.
At the end of our meal, we were treated to a scoop of ice cream each by Connie, the lady boss. She knows how to keep us happy, doesn't she?
I know for sure that we will be back, without a doubt.