Friday, April 15, 2016

Taumi Asian-Fusion, Bühl

This bright painted wall greets every guest the moment one step into the restaurant . It looks like a pair of dancers and somehow reminds me of a  page of  a Japanese manga. 

The rest of the place on the other hand, is primarily dominated   in anthracite hue  , open spaced,  airy and almost  monotonic. Only  the wooden furnishing gives the place the contrast it needs. 

No gold and red paint, no dragon carvings, no laughing Buddha , no aquarium full of fish or waving ceramic cats here. It's not  the typical run- the- mill '' Asian'' restaurants that seem to have spouted all over the country. It's trendy and undeniably modern, somehow out of place among the throngs of classic and traditional Baden restaurants that dominate the region. 

 Taumi   mirrors  the new dining places in  many major Asian cities. 

It  also features an Open Kitchen and it's both fascinating and entertaining to watch how your food is cooked and prepared. I've seen such concept while dining  in Caprice  and   L'ATELIER de Joel Robuchon both in Hong Kong, many years ago. 

 It's a delight to watch such adaptation in our humble little town, albeit the less flair and in a much humble setting.

Right beside the kitchen is the bar. 

I've tried many concoctions from this bar and each is as good as the other. 

Plump prawns, glossy grilled sea eels, and succulent looking scallops laying on thick cubes of ice greeted me as I came near the kitchen counter.

Not wanting to be outdone, thick slab of tuna  in deep  burgundy was  laid on a display right beside a stack of fresh salmon fillets. I am hopelessly  seduced by the array of creatures of the sea..

Menu is extensive .  From spring rolls , satays, Vietnamese phos , grilled fish, curries to steaks. There's enough variety of foods for everybody.

And of course there's the Sushi.  The classics are just as abundant as contemporary . Personally, when it comes to sushi, the more creative and complex flavoured it is, the more i like it and Taumi give the Japanese sushis enough modern twist.

Aburi Sashimi. These flambeed slices of  tuna and salmon  for example,  had a light smokey kick, yet the fish fillets stayed buttery and sweet.

On our first visit, FF and I kind of overindulged and ordered enough sushi to feed a family.

My favourite was the Hotategai Tempura . A deep fried and crunchy roll with succulent scallop, generous dose of avocado  and drizzled with cream cheese-mayo ( ? )and  delicious sweetish soya sauce.

Taumi also offers reasonable priced lunch sets on weekdays. Different appetizers and two main dishes to choose from are available  Monday to Fridays . The menu changes every few weeks.

 For just 8,50 euro, I got a small bowl of Miso soup with salmon flakes. It was yummy.

And a rather generous portion of crunchy and maki roll with a small salad on the side. It came home sated . 

FF and I came back few weeks after. 

 He had surf and turf. Meat was rather tough in my opinion.  The shrimps on the other hand was juicy and sweet. 

 The sweet potatoes are so addictive.
 I ordered Crispy Rocket.  A salmon crunchy roll and 4 Nagiri sushis. 

Dessert menu is limited but well executed. I fall in love with mochi green tea ice cream which is usually served with 2 coconut cream filled sesame balls. Nom! Nom!

Sushi to go. I took a box of this to FF after having lunch there with some girlfriends. Still delicious in the evening .

Crispy tiger.  Inside out roll with ebi tempura filling and covered in  flambeed salmon.

A highly recommended place!

Open Hours

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Location and Contact Information 
  • Address: Johannesplatz 3-577815 Buhl, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Phone Number: 4972238067786

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