Restaurant La Cuina de l’ Uribou: Carrer Taquigraf Serra 26, Barcelona
We frequent this restaurant nearly once a week and have since the glorious day we discovered it. Uribou serves traditional Japanese cuisine, (my Spaniard’s favorite) and as it is always full of Japanese looking business men we know it’s an authentic find. An “uribou” is a warthog and while I have never seen it on their menu there are paintings of “Pumbas” on the walls. Located in a residential area, you wouldn’t expect to find this hidden gem. They just started brewing their own toasty beer which is lovely and also displays the cute little warthogs.
The food combines traditional Japanese and modern cuisine with a Spanish kick. A blackboard posts daily recipes that never disappoint! Try to order at least one dish off the board, they’re always great. We’ve tried eggplant and shrimp tempura patties, oyster makis, sea urchins and more!
The basic makis like spicy tuna and salmon avocado are great. One called SSTU is a rainbow of a roll wrapped in salmon, and filled with avocado, cucumber and a zesty and spicy sauce.
The rice dishes are also great, like the Katsudon. Katsudon is a traditional Japanese dish consisting of rice, pork and fried eggs. Here the large bowl is also topped with chives and grilled onions. Our favorite salad is the “langostino” salad, which has big shrimp, lettuce and a delicious creamy and flavorful sauce. This is perfect for sharing.
For dessert be sure to order the green tea tiramisu. It’s a moist pound cake soaked in green tea layered with a mascarpone cheese cream in a small glass. It is topped with a green tea powder and red bean compote. You need to try this even if you are full. It will probably be your favorite dish!
Cost wise it can be expensive or not depending on how much you want to eat. Either way it is worth every dime and great value for how much you’ll enjoy each bite. For larger groups order six or seven plates to share and you will all leave full and happy. (€€)
Bottom Line: Try Uribou. You will not be disappointed & we guarantee you will return. The green tea tiramisu will most likely change your life.
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