As there is still no sign of restaurants reopening in France, Chéri and I try to show our support by ordering takeaway meals now and then. Luckily, one of our favourite restaurants in Béziers offers fantastic food to take-out. The sushi and bento boxes by Japanese restaurant Osakaya are a pleasure to unwrap and devour. Perfect for a picnic on the beach!
Convenience is king
As the kids were back at school and the sun had finally come out, Chéri and I felt like having a little feast along the Med. Because we couldn’t heat a takeaway meal on the beach, I suggested getting some sushi at Osakaya. I ordered and prepaid via their website- convenience is king- which took me some time as there are so many choices. You can choose between several menus, bento boxes and even à la carte!
After a little stop at Osakaya to pick up our treat, we drove off to Valras-Plage. While I spread out our blanket and set up a makeshift table, Chéri unpacked our starter. Each menu comes with a miso soup and coleslaw. The soup had even been heated and was still kind of warm. For a bit of variety, I ordered two menus to share. The first one was a sushi menu, including three variations on California rolls, 18 in total (19,90 euros). Then I couldn’t resist the ‘bento of the week’, a weekly changing menu for 22 euros.
The bento box, also heated, had a nice selection of small dishes, such as a Japanese curry with chicken, a few slices of stuffed squid, and some more sushi. There even was a little dessert that we shared: a beautiful yuzu and saké rice pudding with a strawberry coulis. I think it is admirable to see- and taste- how chef Ping Zhang and his team have the same high standards for their takeaway menus as they do for their restaurant meals. Definitely one takeaway that’s worth repeating!