Sushi at “Domo” in Helsinki

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今日のディナーの場所を決めるときに "Domo" に行ってみない?と日本人の友達にメッセージを送ったら、"なにそれ、ジョーク?” と返された。そんな店名の日本料理の店、Domo。 ヘルシンキでは老舗のうちの1つでわたしもよく行く日本食の店“古都”が移転したあとを中国人のオーナーが買い取って始めたと聞いていた店。日本人の経営じゃない日本食屋・・・どうなんだろうかと思ったけど、日本に住んでいたことのある外人友達何人かからおいしかったと聞いたのでトライして見ることにした。(外人友達ってここではわたしも外人だけど、日本人じゃないという意味で外人って書いてみた) 

"Domo" is a Japanese word to express gratitude. IT's an adverb that literally means indeed or very much but can be understood as thank you. When we say "Domo arigato", it means "Thank you very much" but "domo" could be also "thank you". It is short and easy, thus we often use it. 

Today, a friend and I went to Japanese restaurant Domoin Helsinki recommended by a couple of my non-Japanese friends who used to live in Japan. I trust their recommendation as they know genuine Japanese taste and really love Japanese food.

このお店でももちろんお寿司を・・・。たいていいつも上寿司のセットみたいなのを食べてみるけど、この店には一人前の寿司のセットはなくて一番小さいセットで4人前とか・・(だったと思うけど、すでに記憶が・・・とにかく2人では全然多すぎ)ということでアラカルトで注文。

As I always do at Japanese restaurants in other countries than Japan, I tried sushi at Domo. They were presented very well and tasted good! Rice was seasoned with enough vinegar (it is often missing at Japanese restaurants outside of Japan!!!) and tasted very Japanese. The combination of such rice and fish, especially with eel, was quite nice. And white fish, siika, was quite tasty! 

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出てきたおすしは上品に盛り付けてあってとても日本的。味も上々。とくにしゃりにきとんとお酢の味がするのがよい感じ。特にうなぎのにぎりは酢飯とうなぎの味がお互いを引き立てる感じ。白身魚、siika(フィンランド語)の握りもほどよい歯ごたえがあっておいしかった。

I usually order sushi set which has good variety and is cheaper than ordering a la cart. But they didn't have it and it was a bit pricey to have variety of sushi. But the Japanese staff told me they have sushi set at lunch time and I would like to try it some time soon.  

セットがないのでちょっと高めの値段になっちゃうのが残念だけど、おいしくてお薦め。ランチは寿司セットもあるとお店の日本人の人が教えてくれたので今度はランチに行ってみようかな。おすし以外の食べ物も種類が豊富。一度お試しあれ。

They have many different kinds of Japanese dishes in the menu and I would like to try those as well. 

And my friend's recommendation was right 🙂