Well let’s admit it, Temakinho is one of the coolest places in Milan and everybody is talking about it. Before A Place in Milan even existed, I used to go the Navigli based restaurant that had recently opened, without even knowing that it would have become one of my beloved places.
At that time there were just me, the cooks behind counter and a few guys. The restaurant was really small and I stumbled across it a day I was feeling hungry. Since then I have come back nearly fifty times in less than three years.
Every time I visit Temakinho, Salmao Gustoso temaki is on my wish list. I am not a very methodical person, but this is the dish I can’t resist to. Salmon tartare, avocado, cream cheese, tobiko and almond flakes: just one bite and I am in heaven!
I highly recommend a caipirinha during dinner, here it is exclusively prepared with chacaça Leblon and you have an incredibly high selection to choose from: pineapple, lime, passion fruit, açai and soursop. My favourite mix is lime, mango and rose pepper, it’s a real taste explosion. I am sure you are going to order another one straight after! Don’t worry non-drinkers and healthy people, there’s a huge variety of irresistible exotic vitamin smoothies for you to enjoy.
Anyway, there are not only temakis but also fantastic and creative maki rolls in endless variations, that are all to try.
Recently, tartare and ceviche have been added to the menu – excellent raw marinated fish mixed with spices and tiny sliced vegetables. Here is another reason to come back and try the new entries.
As I was saying before, Temakinho has quickly become one of the most talked about restaurants, reason why it is always difficult to find a table unless you decide to have dinner quite early. Even having a chat in peace has become a little difficult as it is always crowded, but in general when I have a Salmao Gustoso in front of me everything becomes much more agreeable.
Since Temakinho opened in Brera I have the impression that even its clientele has splitted. Both restaurants are always very crowded (my suggestion is to make a reservation a couple of days in advance, they have even created a mobile app for this purpose!) The one located in front of Ponte dei Sassi in Ripa di Porta Ticinese is populated by more easy-going customers, same for the guys serving at the tables. The Brera district restaurant is more fashionable and it’s quite common to bump into models or VIPS, (that’s the reason why I prefer the one at the Navigli, it is sad to order the same meal as the models and still gain 10 kilos!)
With 30 euros you can get a couple of temakis and a caipirinha! Not exactly the cheapest, but you still get to eat some fish and it is one of the best places in Milan. The proof of the pudding is in the eating!
Ripa di Porta Ticinese 37, Milan. +39 02 8356134.
Corso Garibaldi 59, Milan. +39 02 72016158.
Open every day (12:00/15:00 – 19:00/00:00).
Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. All English versions are translated by Tamara Ilic.