The photo isn’t from Ayakos Sushi but from another teppanyaki restaurant taken by Vanessa Pike-Russell but you get the idea.

Yesterday we ate Teppanyaki at Ayakos Sushi in Uppsala. Teppanyaki means that the chef prepares the food in front of where you’re sitting. We got to sit at a U-shaped stone-metal steak board and while we were sipping on our miso soup and wine the chef first prepared vegetables for starters and after that salmon teriyaki and deer for the main course. I had ordered the salmon and Camilla the deer.

It was very interesting to see how he cooked the food and while he was doing it he explained what he did and what ingredients he used. My salmon was quickly grilled and flambéd (or whatever it’s called in English) to give the surface some structure but the inside was left at medium and quite sushi like.

The taste was extraordinary. At first I wondered how I would be able to eat the two gigantic pieces of salmon with just sticks but the meat was cooked so perfect it easily came apart.

If you want to eat good japanese food in Uppsala I wholeheartedly recommend Ayakos Sushi.