Monday, July 14, 2008

I love Kitty’s Sushi

Kitty’s sushi is a shrine for lovers of Japanese food in Oslo. Last week I went there to meet some friends after work, and got great food, as always. Unpretentious, honest and creative flavours, a bit pricey, but be assured that the food is worth paying for.

Kitty’s is a great place to meet friends. Located in the downtown trendy Grünerløkka area it is a clear winner for the young crowd, and quite a few middle aged as myself. We went there for a light meal and my how I was satisfied.

I ordered a delicious seafood Carpaccio, thin slices of raw scallops and tuna fish with Kitty’s own special sauce (NOK 82). It took a while to be served but the waiting was worth it.

The fish and scallop had been sliced in extremely thin slices and layered, first the tuna, then the lettuce, and the scallops on top. The relatively neutral taste from the fish was complemented by the most extraordinary sauce. I recognized a few of the flavours as sesame oil, teriyaki (possibly), soy – a perfect taste of nuts, sweetness, and salt sea. A masterpiece of simplicity AND refinement!!

Then I decided to go for one of Kitty's noodle dishes, a Japanese curry wok udon (NOK 128) with crisp chicken drumsticks and vegetables. Delicately curry flavoured thick and creamy udon noodles, with vegetables and on top the most delicious crisp pieces of chicken meat, crunch, crunch!! Seriously good!!!!

To this we enjoyed a few bottles of Kirin - the light Japanes beer that match the Japanese food so well. Dripping cold as refreshing that Wedenesday evening.

If you are in Oslo, and crave for sushi or other Japanese treats I highly recommend Kitty's. But my advice is - book beforehand, or you may not get a table.

Kitty's Sushi
Helgesensgt. 14, 0553 Oslo
Phone: +47 22 38 36 93

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