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Setor de Clubes Sul, Trecho 1, Lote 1, Clube Nipo, Asa Sul, Brasilia, Brazil, DF, 70200-001

Serves meat, vegan options available. Japanese restaurant at the Japanese Country Club, Clube Nipo. In 2016 it added a vegan menu that includes both appetizers and entrees. For starters, there's korokke (fried potato balls with filling), harumaki (spring rolls), hiyayakko (tofu with scallions and ginger), aguedashi (fried tofu), and sauteed shimjei. For entrees, there's ochaguze (rice bowl with pickles), kinokodon (rice with sauteed shitake and shimeji), yaki soba (stir-fried noodles with mushrooms), udon and soba noodle soups, yassai itame (stir-fried vegetables with nirá and mushrooms, tofu steak (grilled tofu with mushrooms and gravy), spicy fried tofu in sweet-sour gravy, and a vegan version of the traditional Japanese curry. Buffet on Sundays. Open Tue-Sat 12:00pm-3:30pm, 7:00pm-10:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Buffet, Non-veg

1 Review

First Review by bfeitosa

Traditional taste, modern options. - Edit

Don't come here for sushi, try REAL food in the vegan à la carte menu instead. The humble and family-style atmosphere at the club works well for the venue's main courses, which can easily serve two, and usually come with a side of rice, kimchi/pickles, and some korokkee or misoshiro. All these factors bring customers closer to a Japanese tendency toward variety in one sitting and spice minimalism per dish. Japanese cuisine offers excellent vegan options that Chef Alice Yamanishi took the time to adapt to Brazilian preferences or availability. The vegan curry, for example, has grilled vegetables rather than vegetables cooked together with the broth - same taste, with enhanced texture and additional flavors (including the smoked eryngii and aspargus). Similarly, the yasai itame has less broth than usual and more fiber, which can cater to customers used to a daily meat "crunch", whether before going vegan or just as regular omnivores. Lastly, the buckwheat yakisoba may work better for those with some level of gluten intolerance, so it even brings the vegan menu to those who don't usually choose that option.

Updated from previous review on 2016-09-14

Pros: Fair price, Excellent a la carte variety

Cons: Servers not used to vegans, Buffet with less attractive vegan options

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