Good finds are rarely exposed in plain sight. As such is KURA KURA, a small eatery tucked in Cipete where everything, from the food to the ambiance, is there to allow yourself a quaint and calm down time before tending back to your day.
Don’t be mistaken, KURA KURA isn’t the kind of spot that will make you want to catch a midday snooze. Rather, the tiny nook is laid out in refreshing shades of green for a sheltering serenity. With only a handful of tables to compose the room and the kitchen right adjacent to it, the permeating tranquility invites diners to settle in without the pressure from the ticking clock.
Indeed, this is the very philosophy they apply to the food they serve. Taking a detour from fast-food, KURA KURA promotes well-being by cooking food from scratch. Appropriately called ‘slow-food’, an actual movement in the food industry, this trend follows the idea that good food is, first and foremost, food that is sourced and prepped carefully.
To wit, build your appetite with the Arugula Watermelon salad, where tossed greens, strawberries, lemon and vinaigrette is served beneath a generous crown of parmesan cheese and watermelon slices. Then, Cacio e Pepe will bring you to old Rome with its simple cheese and pepper pasta garnished with more parmesan cracker. For a treat, brunch never seemed sweeter with the Provence Lost Bread; a hearty dish of warm French toast doused in fresh berries and homemade compote. And what better way to wash these down other than their lemon and lavender Purple Infused Water.
Bear in my mind that good things take time, and the wait for food is well worth it here. Thus, do yourself the kind gesture of slowing down whilst settled: use your time awaiting your meal to pace down your daily grind, converse with friends, or tend to some light work on your laptop. Alas, KURA KURA recounts the moral from the tale of The Hare and the Tortoise: “slow and steady wins the race”, and so it applies to life too when caring for one’s own well-being.