It’s only the third month of the year, and Mr. Kurosawa is already introducing gastronomic treats that are sure to whet every Japanese food lover’s appetite. However, who is Mr. Kurosawa, you might ask? Well, it’s not who but where. You see, Mr. Kurosawa is a Euro-Japanese restaurant that opened its first branch three years ago at Eastwood City in Libis, Quezon City. On its second year, it opened its Resorts World Manila branch, and that’s where I actually went. Mr. Kurosawa is a name inspired by the famed deceased Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. The same brilliant, collaborative minds that brought us John and Yoko and Sumo Sam owns and operates it.
Anyway, where there’s a fusion of European flair and Japanese minimalism, you should expect the unexpected. This was quite evident in the bold architectural design of the restaurant’s interiors, which obviously screamed European, and the Zen-ish backlit posters, samurai and geisha prints, and wide mirrors were definitely Japanese.
The potent Euro-Japanese fusion was exactly what I braced myself for when I went to Mr. Kurosawa to sample the new set of items they’re releasing this first quarter of the year.
So better set to raise the bar this year because Mr. Kurosawa is ready to serve you 3 new items:
- Fish Katsu
- Shrimp Katsu
- Ebi Katsu with Wasabi Mango Mayo
- Tonkatsu Torikatsu
- Sakura (Strawberry Yakult Milk Tea)
- San Juru (Winter Melon Milk Tea)
- Yojimbo (Matcha Milk Tea)
- Last Samurai Chicken Wings
Of the four Katsu variants, the Fish Katsu and Tonkatsu Torikatsu are more on the safe side as nothing too fancy or out of this world are added to make the dishes truly stand out. Though I really love the dip and the salad served on the side.
Wasabi Mayo, Tonkatsu Sauce, Spicy Ebiko Mayo (dip)
The Ebi Katsu, on the other hand, was made even yummier by the Wasabi Mango Mayo where you could dip the shrimp.
What I loved the most among the Katsus was the Shrimp Katsu not only because I love shrimps but also because of the flavorful mixture of minced shrimps, shitake mushrooms, and batter. Think burger patties except these are made with tasty shrimp. Drool-worthy, eh?
They also have a new chicken dish, which is the Last Samurai Chicken Wings. This one is somewhat like Buffalo wings with a fusion of sweetness and spiciness, which quite surprisingly hit off well with me.
Last Samurai Chicken Wings
Apart from the delectable dishes, they’re also introducing three new flavors to their milk tea selections. There’s the Sakura (Strawberry Yakult Milk Tea), San Juru (Winter Melon Milk Teas), and Yojimbo (Matcha Milk Tea). Of the three, I loved San Juru.
Sakura and San Juru
Three amazing chefs prepared all the new treats and beverage. There’s Chef Christine Nicole Nicolas who graduated from the Center of Culinary Arts in Manila, and continued her studies at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, U.S.A. There’s Chef Benjamin Gonzales who happens to be the Executive Chef of the SumoSam Group of Restaurants. Finally, there’s Chef Florabel Co-Yatco who is president and CEO of her own chain of 12 restaurants.
Mr. Kurosawa Euro-Japanese is located at the Ground Floor of Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City, and is open Sunday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Friday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For inquiries and reservation kindly call (02) 901-0825.
RESORTS WORLD BRANCH
Mr. Kurosawa Euro-Japanese is located at the 2nd Floor, Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City, and is open weekdays and weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
For inquiries and reservation kindly call (02) 973-6213.