My family members lived in the space in the vicinity of San Francisco Worldwide Airport for a long time, nearly 10 years. Even though we lived in Burlingame for most of that time, we lived in San Mateo for 7 months. The San Francisco Airport space (SFO) has 5 metropolitan areas, which include Burlingame, San Mateo, Millbrae, San Bruno, and South San Francisco. This cafe is in Millbrae.
We were being on our way property from doing exercises at the gym one particular Saturday afternoon. My wife wanted to get clean fruits at a grocery shop in Millbrae. We found this cafe across the street from the grocery retailer. The identify of the restaurant is Zen Bistro. As a Japanese national, I was a bit tired of everyday Japanese dining establishments with California rolls and sushi bars, so I was interested in checking out this cafe. It looked new and was decorated in an attention-grabbing way with a dark wall coloration and black interior. It looked like Zen Dojo for meditation. A fashionable design of oblique lighting gave the making an attention-grabbing blend of common and modern-day atmospheres.
We decided to have lunch there. Strolling into the restaurant, we uncovered that the dining place was extra like a modern bar than a Japanese cafe. When we sat at a table, our waitress introduced us marinated Japanese veggies that ended up fantastic. My wife ordered an eel rice bowl, and I purchased “Tonkatsu” (breaded fried pork). All Japanese eel bowls have some impression. It is commonly a purple lacquered wood bowl or box with rice and grilled eels on prime. Nevertheless, the dish my wife obtained surprised us.
It was really distinctive from our presumption. Their rice was placed on the middle of a flat, white ceramic plate. Avocado slices had been placed like a bordering wall to guidance the rice in the heart, and eel was put on best. A lot more veggies were positioned on the edge of the plate. It was a one of a kind presentation. In addition, as my wife ate, she discovered parts of eel meat concealed within the rice. It was scrumptious.
My Tonkatsu arrived with 3 individual plates. One particular was for fried pork, an additional held vegetables, and the last just one was for rice. Because they have been all separated, the fried pork did not get moist from the vegetables, and the vegetables stayed new. Though I had imagined it would not be effortless to take in rice from a flat plate (mainly because rice in Japan is generally served in a bowl), I observed out that it was not so undesirable. Each dishes ended up superb.
We took our mates there, and they loved it. The cafe supplies a cozy eating location, which is a comfy position to stay for a relatively extended time while experiencing conversations with friends about our meals.