It’s a bit of a misnomer to label this “donburi” – I can’t park it squarely in the Japanese cuisine category if it uses brown rice, instead of sushi rice. The collops of beef were gamy (if a bit salty) and gleamed in a nice, medium-well red. The dish was carpeted by a profusion of sesame seeds (black & white) which infused every bite with a burst of fragrance. I enjoyed my meal, but I thought that the flavours were more artificial than innate. The beef, for instance, had a chewiness to its texture which was redolent of a burger patty. I also wish they went easier on the sesame, which pretty much eclipsed all else the dish had to offer – including the sauce on the rice.

🏅 7/10
💭 Can try