Wed, 05 September 2018
Ruka, Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa’s Japanese restaurant, serves fantastic fare in a sophisticated ambience.
Ruka, perched on the heights of the five-star Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa in Seef, is one of the few eateries in Bahrain that serves the most skilfully crafted Japanese dishes. The food reflects a strong respect for tradition and craft, an insatiable appetite for innovation with purpose, and a clear and distinctive personality in every dish.
Some of us still equate Japanese cuisine with just sushi, which has been widely accepted as a healthy, low-calorie food and has etched its place as a firm favourite. But the variety of dishes available to diners with well-travelled palates is growing. Udon and soba noodles, deep-fried tempura, yakiniku (grilled meat), yakitori (char-broiled chicken) and kaiseki-ryori (a traditional multi-course meal) make up this fascinating Oriental fare.
Japanese cuisine takes a simple approach, using seasonings such as miso, mirin (sweet cooking sake) and soy sauce to lend the eventual dish’s ‘umami’ (savoury taste), as well as perfect harmony and balance.
The fare is much more than just reincarnated versions of dishes you find in other Japanese restaurants – it is almost entirely a compilation of specialities unique to the establishment. The menu is comprehensive and alluring; dishes are authentic but not outdated, with bold, intense flavours and an emphasis on simple presentation acquired through quality ingredients.
The restaurant’s chefs believe that a meal with no surprises is a culinary experience lost and a potentially memorable dining occasion wasted. Hence, they go the extra mile to offer new experiences, all the while encouraging diners to be bold enough to order something unfamiliar. There is no set protocol on ordering from the menu; dishes are designed to be shared at the table or enjoyed individually. The friendly servers will be happy to provide assistance with the menu explanations, choices and any dietary requirements.
Japan has long-standing and distinguished traditions when it comes to its cuisine and love for food-related festivals. This September, Ruka celebrates the Nippon food festival from September 20-28. The restaurant’s head chef has specially designed a harmonious menu matched with carefully selected grape and sake. The bartenders will be shaking up cocktails inspired by authentic beverages, scenery and old traditions.
Every day of the week is a happening one at Ruka. Sundays are all about savouring Mexican spirits, and guests can indulge in the delicious Dumpling Combo on Mondays. The venue will also be pampering ladies with three free drinks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. And don’t miss out on the superb business lunch offer, priced at just BD8.
Call 17 111-999.