In via Canonica, a microscopic restaurant (in the true sense of the word) has recently opened, run by a very kind and sweet girl, where it seems to be in a small café in Tokyo or Seoul, far from the metropolitan chaos. This is about Saki.
A few stools, a small showcase-fridge and a counter where you can admire the execution of beautiful (and very good) eccentric drinks of Japanese-Korean inspiration. Choosing one is very difficult, because they are all very tempting, made with matcha, vegetable milk (coconut or oat), oloong tea, lychee, American coffee or umeshu. There is something for all tastes, with alcohol or not.
And to eat? The house specialty is inari sushi, a tasty variety of sushi (but not containing raw fish) consisting of a rice ball stuffed into a "bag" of fried tofu, called aburaage. It is a very common dish in Japan, whose presence dates back to the Edo period, but which I have unfortunately rarely seen in Milan.
Here you can enjoy inari sushi topped with different and tasty toppings: salmon, tuna, crab, corn, seaweed, kimchi, marinated mushrooms, tofu, sauerkraut or pork. I recommend the combination of five pieces.
Onigiri are also popular: ume, Hokkaido seaweed with bonito, soft-hearted egg and bamboo shoots or katsuobushi and grilled egg yolk. One better than the other!
The rest of the menu includes tuna or salmon sushi, some varieties of vegetarian sushi and special rolls of the day - the menu is beautiful, fully illustrated.
I emphasize that all dishes are made at the moment, including rice: well seasoned and tasty, I loved it!
If you are in the Chinatown area, I can only recommend a visit to Saki, for a snack or for an afternoon break strictly without haste and without spending too much.