It was my second visit to this Restaurant – Japengo – by the Beach Road at Shatti Qurum, the first one was I think in 2013 and since then I didn’t bother to go back anymore. I went there in the evening for early dinner, they have a cozy atmosphere and friendly staff.
Going through their menus, I was surprised to see Asian cuisine selection, I remember in the past I had pizza and pasta and I can’t remember if those days they were already offering Asian cuisine. Being a Southeast Asian, I am very picky when it comes to Asian Food, hence I checked with the staff the nationality of the Chef, unfortunately he is neither from south east nor far east, but he said that he is really good with the Asian cuisine.
We ordered Yaki Soba and Veggie Pizza and for the drinks I had a cocktail which they call Berry Affair – its a mixture of different berries. Yaki Soba is a Japanese pan fried noodles with vegetables and meat or seafood. To my delight, the Yaki Soba turned out to be authentic Asian taste and the shrimps were tasty. The portion was also good, for me as a light eater, I haven’t finish everything on the plate but it doesn’t mean that it is not good, it is because I have no more space left in my tummy. I never had the chance to try the pizza as I was very full but the Berry Affair smoothie was also fantastic.
They also served pasta and pizzas, some middle eastern cuisine and other Japanese food like Sushi/Maki Rolls. This time I know that I will go back again on this restaurant to indulge in their Maki Rolls.
Japengo is located at the Beach Road or Al Shatti Street, Shatti Al Qurum
OMR 10 – 12 for average eater.
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