Return to Health

Source(Logo): Freddy’s Cafe

After what seems like a lifetime, Lahoris get to indulge in Japanese cuisine at some place other than Fujiyama (The Avari). Just recently the Freddy’s Cafe has started to serve the most luxurious array of Japanese cuisine in addition to its already existing range of yummies. There are various kinds of sushi available accompanied by delectable Japanese sauces. Sushi-lovers would probably applaud the effort and those new to the feat are facilitated by the presence of their easy-to-use chopsticks! I, who would normally be knocking off the already-easy-to-use forks off the table as a routine act, actually had the courage to eat the “Sushi” with chopsticks and gulping down green tea!
The beauty doesn’t end here, they have an entire range of yummy Japanese starters and Main course meals to placate the Lahori appetite that we all flaunt!All I can say is that this is probably a meek first step to bid Bye bye to fast food culture, we wish to “Return to Health”!

11 Comments so far

  1. iblees (unregistered) on May 4th, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

    Just want to add something related to the cuisine, that i learned from a japanese friend. (in case you dont know) the concept of starters, main courses, etc is a european thing; In Japan, such ideas do not exist. It’s more closely to Desi style i.e. all at once, mix and match.

  2. Sumbul (unregistered) on May 4th, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

    Hey thanks for the info!
    READERS, please refer to the comment above for a more authentic Japanese feel!
    Thanks again!

  3. Danyal (unregistered) on May 5th, 2007 @ 1:27 am

    Unless the chef is a real JAP imoprted from Japan, I wud realy doubt the authencity of this supposedly “real JAP food”.

  4. Chatora (unregistered) on May 5th, 2007 @ 1:49 am

    I agree with Danyal.They say it takes at least 20+ years experience as a chef to make a real Sushi master.It’s a craft demanding patience and concentration which only comes through years of playing with the recipes

  5. Sumbul (unregistered) on May 5th, 2007 @ 9:50 am

    hmmm, I beg to differ. Has anyone ever seen them teaching how to make sushi on BBC Food? Its easy peasy to make, to be honest you just have to have the Nori(seaweed) and the sauce plus some raw fish (only a small bit to go in the centre) and some rice cooked to a soft mashed consistency. Thats about it! Apart from this is left only their sauces and believe me there are much more complicated sauces in the world. I personally think that only the ingredients are probably a bit tough to get and now that all these restaurants are easily importing them from wherever they belong that hitch is gone too. Again I repeat I’m but a novice to be having Japanese food. I SERIOUSLY doubt if they need 20+ years experience to be able to make sushi! I really do.

  6. Chatora (unregistered) on May 5th, 2007 @ 12:18 pm

    Believe me when i say so.It’ more than traditional ritualistic japanese cooking.Sushi making is a religion in its own.You may be having burger joints in every street or market but how many can claim to the equivalency of Big Mac or KFC.Same is the case with Japanese delicacy, sort of secret art.Just ask some authentic food expert and you’ll be convinced.

  7. Sumbul (unregistered) on May 5th, 2007 @ 12:22 pm

    Actually you DO sound convincing. Thanks a whole bunch for providing food for thought, I’ll definitely read up on this and respond back. Apologies in advance if I sounded adamant but I’ve been stating over and over again that honestly I don’t know much about the subject. I hope I didn’t displease any Japanese souls out there!

  8. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on May 5th, 2007 @ 1:14 pm

    If anyone has noticed, Nadia Tea Lounge at Pearl Continental Hotel also has a Sushi Bar. I’ve never tried it there though.

    And, yes, with the cooking-counter dining and authentic taste, Fujiyama still rules!

  9. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on May 5th, 2007 @ 1:15 pm

    And, Congrats on your first post Sumbul! *exploding fireworks*

    Way to go! Yooo-hooo!

  10. Sumbul (unregistered) on May 5th, 2007 @ 9:00 pm

    Hey Thanks Hasan!
    I’m not much of a Japanese food enthusiast just the fact that Lahoris now at least have a choice!

  11. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on May 6th, 2007 @ 2:20 am

    If we can have Pakistani Pizza, we can have Pakistani Suchi ;)

    Yes, its an art to make Sushi and only experianced ones can make it to its perfection.

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