ELV is a sucker for curried anything, but he has a special affinity for the delicacy of Japanese ones. These lightly fried, curried oysters at Cafe de Japon — .sitting in a light, cucumber sauce (reminiscent of an airy green goddess dressing) — were so good they brought tears to our eyes.:
Not far behind them was this snapper sashimi with ground shiso leaf:
..followed by this pristine plate of pork belly with puff pastry:
…each course a lesson in subtlety and lightness, ideal for a mid-day repast.
Not to be undone in the dessert department, Kiichi-san sent out a plate of dense, crumbly, almost bitter chocolate nuggets atop whipped cream studded with chestnuts:
…the whole meal, a study in the deceptive simplicity for which the Japanese are famous.
The food here is so good, there should be a line out the door.
It is also remarkably well-priced, e.g. our three courses (with two, fresh made yuzu sodas) came to $28.
Just thought you’d like to know.
CAFE de JAPON
5300 Spring Mountain Road #101
Las Vegas, NV 89146