Tue, 03 April 2018
When it comes to the world’s most preferred food trends, Japanese delicacies like sushi and sashimi have etched their spots as firm favourites. In the 1990s, sushi spread from the US across the world, riding the wave of the health-food boom. At the turn of the century, Japanese cuisine came to be regarded as premium dining, as it was evident that an increasing number of diners were willing to pay more for it, where fresh ingredients and chefs’ finesse is vital.
Ruka, the Japanese eatery perched on the heights of the five-star Ramee Grand in Seef, is one spot in Bahrain that serves the most skillfully crafted dishes from the Land of the Rising Sun. The food reflects a strong respect for tradition and craft, an insatiable appetite for innovation with purpose, and a clear and distinct 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. 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 dishes ‘umami’ (savoury taste), as well as perfect harmony and balance.
The menu 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 The list is comprehensive and alluring; dishes are authentic but not outdated, with bold, intense flavours and an emphasis on simple presentation acquired through quality ingredients.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.
There are some amazing offers in store for patrons for the month of April. Guests can enjoy Sushi Mondays, Happy Hours and a lively Ladies Night, as well as the Business Lunch and Saturday’s Hangover Brunch at the venue.
A great deal of care and effort goes into ensuring guests’ expectations are exceeded every time they rely on Ruka for a great gastronomic experience.
Call 17 111-999.