Friday, December 9, 2011


If you had to ask what my favorite type of food is, I would answer without hesitation that it's Japanese food. From Tempura and Teriyaki to Katsu and Sushi, you name it and I'll eat it. There are so many reasons why I love Japanese food and one of the reason is that it's a healthier option in comparison to fast food and chain restaurants. Another reason is the variety of seafood dishes they serve because I don't eat meat. For 3 months now I've tested the waters of pescetarianism and so far so good but that's besides the point. My all time favorite Japanese restaurant is HaruHana. It's THE best Japanese resto in NYC and this is coming from someone who's eaten at plenty. There's a Cherry Blossom theme carried throughout the restaurant (even into the bathroom) creating a friendly atmosphere.
Cherry Blossom themed menu

My sister ordered the Pork Katsu while I ordered the Fish Katsu. We were both given a choice of Miso Soup or salad for appetizer and we both choose Miso Soup. And to kill time, they give you sesame seeds to grind so you can later put it into the Katsu sauce.
Sesame seeds

Katsu sauce

My sister loved the Pork Katsu! It was crunchy, tender, and moist. It comes with curry and rice on the side.
Pork Katsu (pork cutlet)

I loved the Fish Katsu. It was cooked to perfection. It comes with tartar sauce and rice on the side.
Fish Katsu (fish cutlet)

The serving size of all the meals are generous. I was immediately full but of course gluttony happens. HaruHana is located at Korean Town in 32nd st. It's across the street from Pinkberry and Red Mango which is another plus. HaruHana will surely satisfy all your Japanese food cravings!
xx Denise


Alessandra Mazzini said... [Reply]

I also loooove japanese food!

Peiyinn said... [Reply]

Those food look so yummy! I love sushi too! The surrounding of the restaurant is relaxing. :)

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kiz said... [Reply]

wow! this absolutely looks delicious! i'm not a big japanese food fan but i would certainly try this restaurant :)


Alina said... [Reply]

Great pics!The food looks very yummy!

Tesa said... [Reply]

nice post! :)

yiqin; said... [Reply]

looks yummy!