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Great Japanese cuisine: Restaurant Ikibana Borne (5. December 2016)

| January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The “Ikibana Borne” was recommended by a friend, so I decided to give it a try. To start off, I had their special drink, called “Ikibana Fusion (fresh passion fruit puree, sake or rhum (or both!), dash of liquid sugar, slice of ginger crushed in a Boston Mixer topped with fresh lemon juice)” (EUR 11.00). What was a bit surprising though was the fact that they – despite the description of the drink – did not ask if I wanted it prepared with sake or with rum.


To start, I went for the “Edamame Bode (edamame frito con salsa picante de pimienta bode de goias)” (EUR 5.50) which were good and gone in seconds. The “Gyozas (gyozas al vapor rellenas de carne de ternera, cebolla tierna y cilantro con un caldo de dashi y setas shiitake)” (EUR 10.50) were a good complement to the edamame.


My third starter was “Ceviche Atun (atun macerado con lima, cebolla, cilantro, shichimi y leche de coco)” (EUR 13.75). The tuna was good and the marination did the trick to make it a refreshing and tasty experience!


As a main round, I had “Picasso Uramaki (magret de pato, esparrago con foie mi-cuit envuelto en aguacate, sesamo con cebolla y manzana caramelizada)” (EUR 14.75) as well as “Maguro Sashimi (Atun)” (EUR 7.50; 3 pieces). The Picasso Uramaki was nothing special really – rather straight forward. But the tuna sashimi was actually delicious.


My favourite though was the “Foie Nigiri (de foie glaseado con caviar de trufa, platana frito y salsa de oporto)” (EUR 9.50; 2 pieces) – the nigiri is smooth and incredibly rich due to the liver taste.


The place is rather tiny and the high tables and chairs make seating not that comfortable but at least the chairs are cushy so your behind wouldn’t hurt even if you sit for a couple of hours. The waitresses were very friendly (and they all kind of looked the same) and generally attentive. Not the best Japanese food experience I had but an acceptable one.


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Contact Details:

Restaurant Ikibana Borne

Passeig Picasso 32

08003 Barcelona (ES)

Tel.: +34 (932) 956 732

E-Mail: info@ikibana.com

Homepage: http://www.ikibana.com

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
EUR 150.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Barcelona (E), Restaurants

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