Today I had the great pleasure to meet a food photographer and blogger from Chowzter.com who lives in Mexico. Since she is going around town trying all the different venues, we decided to have lunch at a brand new venue for her, so headed over to Origami, the newest Japanese restaurant in Antigua Guatemala.
As you can expect, the ambience at Origami is elegant, clean and minimalist. We opted for a table out on the patio, overlooking the small garden. Of course, if you are a photographer, you always pick the table with best light available. After a quick glance at the menu, we chose the pork ribs.
Origami is an interesting take on Japanese food because it does not serve sushi. Instead, the food at Origami is the typical food found at a Japanese home.
The first dish on our table was a simple, unassuming, yet flavourful bok choy soup. From the start I knew the main dish was going to be delicious because if you can add so much flavour and character to basic soup, imagine what can they do with a more complex dish. See the picture below.
The pork ribs were soft and in a bath of semi-sweet soy ginger broth along with a broth infused egg, two side dishes and organic brown rice. I can simply say that I am hooked, I will have to try the other main dishes on the menu of Origami.
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