The restaurant filled up quite quickly and in the 75 minutes we were granted, Monsieur and I managed to order delicious food! First to come was the eggplant miso AUD 14.
I’ve never had miso and eggplant before, so was surprise that the pairing worked beautifully!! Highly recommended!
Gyoza came shortly afterwards, and these were little parcels of deliciousness. Divine filling, great sauce… authentic!
That said, the go to dish were definitely the crab rolls and the rainbow rolls. The fact we sat right in front of the chef who rolled these probably played a part, but you could see that food was treated with love and care!!
The soft shell crab roll – aka sushi roll spider AUD 17 – had soft shell crab that was freshly cooked and when it came to our table, the crispiness trapped in each mouthful was amazing (I’m used to the ones that turn mushy after a while) Texture wise, this was a winner!!
Monsieur’s favourite roll was the rainbow roll as he loves to sample all different kind of fishes and tuna, ocean trout, kingfish and prawns were on the menu! The prawn was exceptional and so sweet! I wanted to attempt the tuna dynamite one, but Monsieur’s never been a huge fan of anything spicy… except for wasabi peas… He eats them until he cries from the heat of these… Go figure
Another go to dish we both loved was the duck. Duck is extremely rare down under. I’ve seen our local Woolies sell duck breast once in three years… so we have to get our fix at Harris Farm Market in KX. I loved the mustard seeds, they brought a delicate tartness to the duck and I wanted more of this!
We finished the dinner with pumpkin brûlée… more of a miss than a hit… but that said, I’ve never been a huge fan of Japanese desserts except for moshi moshis!
Bill came down to AUD 91.50 (Drank umeshus!)
On a separate occasion, we went back to try the wagyu tobanyaki AUD 32 (no pictures, sorry) cooked on a grill that looked very traditional and served with vinegar soy and sweet soy. There were only a dozen small pieces so I must say it was a tad dear but definitely Wow!