Visiting my friend Paul in Glasgow we went out for dinner. I had experienced teppanyaki once before in Singapore but was quite young at the time to appreciate the skill and entertainment value of it. We were one of the first few people in and ordered a couple of Asahi beers to start. Cool and crisp, a nice Japanese beer. The Early Diner menu offers a choice of 3 starters, mains and desserts for £14.95.
Paul decided to go for the Warm Smoked Chicken Salad & I ordered the Chef’s dish of the day, spicy Fish Cakes.
The fish cakes were really good, nice spicy kick and juicy.
Our chef came out, introduced himself and began by igniting alcohol of the cook surface. The starters came straight from the kitchen and in the meantime our chef started frying potatoes and flipped them into our mouths! While we enjoyed our starters the chef displayed a demonstration of juggling his kitchen utensils and flipping eggs into his hat (missing one and landing straight on the floor, haha). Rice and vegetables were cooked and placed on our plates before the mains arrived. It didn’t taste great as they were cooked in loads and Loads and LOads and LOAds and LOADs and LOADS of butter!
For mains Paul and I both went for the Chef’s dish of the day, Double Lamb Chops. The lamb chop was cooked with garlic and chilli and a splash of soy sauce. Struggling to breathe and move (probably from all the butter clogging our veins) we eventually decided to order dessert after a well needed break from eating. We shared an Assorted Homemade Ice Cream (Banoffi) & Sticky Coconut Rice. Both the banoffi ice cream and coconut rice were good but quite heavy.
Sapporo is a great for entertainment, pity I can’t say the same about the food. Honestly I’d only come back again with a friend who has yet to experience teppanyaki not for their buttery dishes!