Lunch B: Russian salad, Borstch, beef stroganoff(beef and mushroom cream), Russian bread(not sure what so Russian about it…) and mango dessert, 1050yen. The salad and soup are nice. Bread is no good. The beef is tough and the white sauce is bland. Couldn’t finish the super sweet mango jam.
Lunch D: Russian hamburger with tomato. Had rice with it. Salad, Borstch and dessert are the same as above. I printed out a couple(from the link below) and got a free Russian tea. Instead of sugar you add blueberry jam. The hamburger is mushy paste-like type.
Special lunch for summer only(945yen). Potato salad, Borstch, blue berry juice and Russian pancake. The Borstch is not hot today…Marinated salmon is sandwiched inside the pancake with onions…tastes just so-so. I saw the cook microwave the pancake, but when it came out it was cold…why? The pita bread thingy is also cold and has nothing in it. The only thing available to put in was the salad so I stuffed in everything. The dressing in the middle has a faint taste of alcohol but basically tasteless.
Last pic on the right is Lunch E from another visit. The main is cabbage roll. The meat stuffing doesn’t taste so good… Comes with salad, soup, rice and the mango jam (which I told the madam I didn’t want it and she looked shocked…^^;;).
Recently I keep going back to the same place for lunch as long as the quality is not ridiculously bad…
Lunch menu here and here.
Strange that you’d give second (and third and forth) chance when the first exp. was bad…^^;;; something about tthis place must have keep drawing you back…the charming interior or what? Haha…you might have insulted them by refusing their proud (?) dessert. ^^;; Borstch = those Russian soup that’s popular in HK western restaurant right? ^^;;
I think it is my curiosity about the Russian menu that drew me back…also not many 1000yen lunches offer a salad and a big bowl of veggy soup, which are nice(except one occasion) in this place. Yeah, Borstch is just “law-sung” soup. ^^;;