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19 Jun, 2009

Masa Japanese Restaurant (正)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Japanese Food|United Kingdom

Our trip to Bristol continues in this post. For dinner, we had Japanese food, our all time favourite cuisine.

Before going into food, there are a few photos taken when sight-seeing around Bristol which we would like to share here. We were at Park Street, walking up the hill towards the City Museum and Art Gallery. The University of Bristol – Wills Memorial Building can be seen at the top of the hill.

The building on the left is where we were heading, the City Museum and Art Gallery.

The interior of the museum.

The centre in Bristol where the Ferry Station and City Sightseeing bus stop is located nearby.

The Ferry Station in Narrow Quay is where one could sit back and enjoy their food and drinks from their café while sunbathing under the excellent weather.

The Cabot Tower can be seen from the Brandon Hill Park.

A group of people were skateboarding near College Green.

Back to food, we were so excited having Japanese food since there are only a limited number of Japanese restaurants in the UK compared to Malaysia. Masa is located on Baldwin Street, across Obento Japanese restaurant.

The interior was nice and comfortable. Business was flourishing, quite a number of Asians were dining in the restaurant.

We had a tempura teishoku (天ぷら定食) for £11. The set includes a selection of mixed tempura with 8 pieces of maki roll served with Japanese steamed rice, miso soup and pickles. The tempuras were nicely deep-fried and the batter was nice and crispy while the prawns were juicy and crunchy. We were surprise to find the maki roll deep-fried as well. The maki roll was good too, but it was slightly oily.

The goma sake udon (胡麻鮭うどん) was rather delicious. Priced at £7.50, we found this order quite worth the price as the serving of salmon fish was rather generous and the bowl of noodles were large. Out of our expectation, the salmon fish was served separately from the udon. (It was written in the menu that it will be served on top of the noodles.) Nevertheless the grilled fillet of salmon garnished with mixed sesame seeds tasted naturally sweet and delicious.

The pork and chicken soup with udon noodles was served piping hot and it tasted sweet and awesomely flavourful. This is evidenced from the fact that ys finished the soup to its very last drop.

Priced at £2, we find this white daifuku (白大福) was rather tasty. The glutinous rice cake was stuffed with sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans, we enjoy the sweetness of the red bean paste. But we might not have order it if we knew that we could buy this from shops.

Overall, it was a pleasant dinner in a restaurant serving authentic Japanese food. We read from their leaflets saying that there will be karaoke rooms opening soon, and it’ll be priced at £100 for 10-15 persons if we’re not mistaken. Service was really good as the waiters and waitresses were really nice and friendly. We also found out that their proprietors are Malaysians, it’s a small world after all. Do check out their official website here for more information.

Restaurant Information
42-46 Baldwin Street,
Bristol BS1 1PN,
United Kingdom.
Tel: 01179300600

15 Responses to "Masa Japanese Restaurant (正)"

1 | ck lam

June 20th, 2009 at 1:57 am

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It's nice to see those glutinous rice cake. Hardly seen in the Japanese restaurant back in Penang.

Thanks for sharing all those lovely photos :)

2 | 追梦者

June 20th, 2009 at 2:48 am

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nice..

3 | ai wei

June 20th, 2009 at 3:29 am

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love the photos taken. i am sure u miss jap food a lot.

how bout coming back fast and i be ur driver and u are the guide. we both go to the town for all great jap food?! i miss having jap food with you! Aw…

faster come back lar. meanwhile, must enjoy ur holiday and ur coming trip ya!!! waiting for more photos and coming post

4 | 孤傲的王子

June 20th, 2009 at 3:34 am

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wow, the food and the building so nice..

5 | thenomadGourmand

June 20th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

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picturesque place…nice. and the food looks good too..glad u had a great day out there!

6 | Sugar Bean

June 20th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

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ck lam, you're welcome! Yeah, we hardly see them in sale in restaurants too, which is why we ordered them. :)

追梦者, thank you! ^^

ai wei, miss Japanese food very badly. But not as much as I miss you! (So cold, haha!) Really hope to have meals with you soon, anything would make me happy. Thanks, hope the trip will be fun. But writing posts on trips can be really tough.

孤傲的王子, yeah, many buildings in the UK are quite unique. It's worth a visit. The Japanese food was good too. :)

thenomadGourmand, definitely a good day out! And a good place for photography too, plus the lovely sunlight, it was a wonderful trip.

7 | genuiness

June 20th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

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When i read Masa and Japanese on your topic I thought this was like the most expensive Japanese restaurant in the world. (Don't know what I'm talking about?? go here: http://www.andyhayler.com/show_restaurant.asp?id=547&country=USA)

8 | 北西八地

June 21st, 2009 at 2:20 am

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wow…

你也是厉害摄影之人
照片漂亮到

9 | Wilson Ng

June 21st, 2009 at 2:50 am

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Lovely pictures… Mind to link my blog? I added yours to mine… Will drop by often..

Wilson :)http://www.PlacesAndFoods.com

10 | 左撇子

June 21st, 2009 at 5:30 am

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本身蛮爱日本料理哦……
加上你的照片……
真是让人留口水了啦……:)

11 | Sabrella

June 21st, 2009 at 1:16 pm

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yor~many food!!

12 | ~Christine~Leng

June 21st, 2009 at 3:00 pm

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u guys r really Jap food lover. But somehow I think having Jap food back in Msia is somehow tastier and cheaper definitely! haha. But this antidote was a great boost aren't they? hehe..
We can't wait see u both!!
Bet u miss Msian food. Are u guys anticipating for some satays?? ngek ngek… See u on tuesday!!

13 | 橘子

June 22nd, 2009 at 4:50 pm

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wah~~ i love japan food…
it look nice>.<

14 | Sugar Bean

June 22nd, 2009 at 8:20 pm

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genuiness, we visited the website which you gave us. Haha, of course it can't be the Masa you're talking about. That is way too expensive. Interesting restaurant. Thanks for your information.

北西八地, 谢谢。过奖了,只是各人喜好。:)

Wilson Ng, thank you for linking us. We've added you to our food blogs link. Keep in touch! ^^

左撇子,你也是喜欢日本料理吗?马来西亚有很多很好的日本餐厅。可以吃个痛快!:)

Sabrella, yup, because we're food blogger and food lovers. ^^

~Christine~Leng, haha, satay, oh, no, I mean, Glasgow, here we come! Can't wait to visit you and Chris on Tuesday! So excited! Yeah, Japanese food in Malaysia is somewhat better and cheaper. But UK ones are good as well, as long as it's Japanese food. We'll go crazy over them. Haha!

橘子, the food looks nice and taste good as well. Thanks for dropping by. :)

15 | 龍貓

July 3rd, 2009 at 10:43 am

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在外國吃外國餐不是更貴麼

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