Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mini Sushi in Majorstuen: Better than Expected

Mini sushi i Majorstuen is a new take away and I must admit it is better than what I was expecting.

First, the restaurant is nice looking and with a nice interior design. Here is a review based on when we ate there (we generally opt for the take away option).

Here are the starters we chose:

Thai Beef Salad 80 NOK (take away price)

I went for the Thai beef salad. It has a strong lemony taste that I like. Please note that the meat is half cooked which is normal for this dish but may surprise you if you aren't expecting it.

Futomaki 1 (tofu, egg, asparagus, cucumber, avocado) 65 NOK (take away price)

We ordered sushi for our child and it wasn't bad at all.

Summer Springrolls 40 NOK (take away price)

My wife went for summer springrolls. They are good, fresh, and a healthier alternative to normal fried springrolls.

As a main, we shared a crispy duck, which is like the famous Peking duck.

Crispy Duck (for 2) 269 NOK (take away price)

It was really good and the skin of the duck was indeed crispy. My only regret is that the sauce was a bit spicy and I did not find it necessary to have a spicy sauce for this dish. Maybe the sauce used for the sommer springrolls would have been better.

Overall, mini sushi is a good place, especially at this price level at Majorstuen. Recommended.

Sunday Buffet Brunch in Oslo: Kolonihagen

Kolonihagen is a restaurant which offers a buffet brunch on Sundays. We have been there several times and here a quick review of it.

Frist, Kolonihagen is quite nicely placed at the back of a garden ("hage" means garden in Norwegian). It may surprise you a bit at first but it is quite cute.

The buffet has both warm dishes and cold dishes. Everything is home made with organic products.

Warm Dishes

The buffet generally includes some meat dishes, vegetables and a savory pie.

Cold Dishes

Cold dishes include starters, cold main and desserts. For example, organic bread, salmon or trout, tomat and mozzarella salad, etc...

Example of a dessert: apple crumble pie

It is not relevant to give so much more details about what we had as it changes every time and you may have something completely else than what we did. However, the dishes taste good, the choice is quite nice and overall, this is a nice Sunday brunch.

If I recall correctly, the buffet costs about 300 NOK for adults and 150 NOK for children (from 3 yo). The official website (only in Norwegian): It can get full quite quickly so it is a good idea to book a table in advance or to avoid busy hours (go there early for example).