Teppanyaki onboard Norwegian Epic

After our first Teppanyaki experience onboard Norwegian Jade last year we decided that this year, while on Norwegian Epic, we definitely had to repeat that expercience.

While you normally pay a $29,59 cover charge when dining at the Teppanyaki restaurant, thanks to our specialty dining package that cover charge was “waived”.

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Together with the Wasabi, Sushi and Sake Bar, the Teppanyaki restaurant forms a little Japanese corner on deck 7 of Norwegian Epic.

Eating at the Teppanyaki restaurant is a social event. While you’re seated around a shared table the chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on the large steel grill. Oh and there will be eggs flying up in the air while the chef sings and juggles with his knives…

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We started the evening sipping on the signature cocktails: a Wasabi Cocktail and a Shaku-Shaku Cocktail. While I am not one to encourage people to drink, in this case I have to make an exception. Just make sure there are at least two of you so you can try both, otherwise if you drink both you might just leave the table on hands and feet. Unless the bartender added extra alcohol in ours…

The First Course consisted of a Miso Soup accompanied by Salted Soy Beans and a Salad with Ginger Dressing.

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Miso Soup and Salted Beans
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Salad with Ginger Dressing
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The man responsible for cooking a great meal

For our Main Course we opted for the Samurai and the Land and Sea combinations. The main course is served with Garlic Fried Rice, Japanese Teppanyaki Vegetables and an Onion and Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce.

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Samurai: Chicken and Jumbo Shrimp
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The Chef serving my Land and Sea Teppanyaki
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Land and Sea: Filet Mignon and Jumbo Shrimp

For dessert you can choose between a Green Tea Cake and a plate of Fresh Fruit Sashimi.

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Green Tea Cake
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Fresh Fruit Sashimi

Eating at the Teppanyaki restaurant is more than just having a Japanese style dinner. It is a social event, where the chef not only prepares your dinner but entertaines you while doing so. He sings, juggles and plays with the ingredients, and before you know it dinner is served.

So far I have eaten a lot of Filet Mignon on this cruise, thanks to Cagney’s Steakhouse and Moderno Churrascaria, but the Filet Mignon I tasted at the Teppanyaki restaurant was the absolute best. And if you have been to Cagney’s and Moderno you’ll know what I’m talking about!

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