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.
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.
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.
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.
42-46 Baldwin Street,
Bristol BS1 1PN,