Posted March 5th, 2013 in Eat Out in Perth - Japanese Food -, Food | 2 Comments »
For my son’s birthday we had a family lunch at Wagamama Subiaco. I’ve been to Fremantle shop few years ago (which had been now closed for business) so I knew this restaurant is not a proper Japanese restaurant ; their menu is definitely a fusion of Asian cuisine. But we went there anyway!
They do “kids eat free!” – a child eats for free when an adult purchases a main meal. This offer is available everyday!
Hiro chose “mini yakisoba” (stir-fried noodle), and his baby cousin chose “mini cha-han” (stir-fried rice). These say “mini” but the dish was pretty big. They both couldn’t finish their meal. I thought they taste bit too salty, but I guess that’s how local people like it.
I ordered “chicken katsu curry bento”.
My party ordered “pork belly ramen noodle”, “yakisoba”, “teriyaki salmon with rice”, and “teriyaki beef bento”.
“Chicken katsu curry bento” – the curry is not Japanese curry – it contains coconut cream. I didn’t like the rice too – too mushy They probably don’t bother using expensive Japanese rice (short grain). And, I was surprised the difference of meal size between “teriyaki salmon” and “bento”. ”Bento” contained just small amount of rice, but “teriyaki salmon” contained big mountain of rice on its plate.
Well. atmosphere is nice and the staff were friendly. We had fun over all.
We ordered desserts as well.
We ordered “banana katsu”, “coconut creme brûlée”.
“Banana katsu” came with coconut ice cream on side, and ”creme brûlée” came with chocolate brownie spring roll on side. Creme brûlée and brownie spring roll weren’t very sweet. They were all ok, but next time I’d probably just order ice cream if I want some dessert. Ice cream flavours include vanilla | coconut | lychee | green tea | black sesame seed |, and I think they are much better choice.
Posted October 18th, 2012 in Eat Out in Perth - Japanese Food - | No Comments »
The other day I had dinner at Zushi Bento in Ascot. I sometimes go there because my sister-in-law lives around there and we get invited to have dinner together in this area.
Zushi Bento in Ascot is doing dinner buffet on Friday and Saturday nights. I was excited because I hadn’t gone out for dinner for awhile, and was craving for something Japanese. I was also delighted about the buffet because Hiro eats like a horse and it’d be free as he is under 2 yr old
We arrived just before 6pm, and there’re not many customers yet. As soon as we were taken to our table I went to the buffet counter to see what they have.
All the Japanese food were set in front, and Chinese dishes were at the back. I saw sushi (roll sush, nigiri sushi & molded sushi), miso soup, porridge (this is Chinese dish, not Japanese), tempura, then some Chinese dishes such as fried-rice and chicken in black bean sauce. Sashimi, salad and desserts looked nice. I was hoping they’d have karaage, but they didn’t.
This is D’s plate – I didn’t take any Chinese dishes on my plate. I took loooots of sushi, tempura, miso soup and salad. I don’t know how many times I traveled between buffet counter and our table. :p Sushi is actually not my favourite food, but I ate so much this time as I hadn’t had it for awhile.
I had a bite of Chinese dish from D’s plate, and it wasn’t really nice… I didn’t like dim sum dishes either. It’s my opinion but you should stick with Japanese food there.
Desserts looked pretty. I enjoyed panna cotta I was so full to try cheese cake, muffins and cookies though.
I really wished they had included coffee to the buffet menu, haha.
The price is like other buffet places. If you crave for sushi and sashimi then I recommend this dinner buffet. Unlimited sashimi, sushi and tempura buffet
Look at Zushi Bento’s website for more details!
Posted September 19th, 2012 in Eat Out in Perth - Japanese Food - | No Comments »
Have you been to Fuji Sushi Station in Victoria Park before? Unfortunately they’ve been closed for business for a while, but if you are craving for their authentic Japanese food then head to Buen 151 in Victoria Park.
Owned by Fuji Sushi Station people, Buen 151 has already became popular among local and Japanese people who live around Perth. Many of their customers are repeaters from Fuji Sushi Station.
Gyu-tataki (cold beef carpaccio) for entree. It comes with side salad and dipping ponzu sauce.
Bento box. Quite typical items – tempura prawn, katsu, teriyaki and sashimi. If you are after bit of everything then this could be the one.
Chirashi-zushi. My friend LOVED it!! The price is about same as bento box (or less) – I would definitely chose this instead of bento box.
Su-udon (simple udon noodle in broth).
Overall I like this place. Staff are friendly, the atmosphere is ok (very simple looking from outside – but they’ve got lots of eating space inside), and the prices are reasonable. I read someone’s review saying that futomaki (rolled sushi) was too sweet, but it’s just what it is in Japan. We season egg omelet and kanpyo for sushi quite sweet.
Above are photos of dinner. For lunch time they may have different menu.
Open Wednesday – Sunday for lunch & dinner
08 9458 1512
26B Chapman Rd
St James, WA 6102
Posted May 22nd, 2012 in Eat Out in Perth - Japanese Food - | No Comments »
Iku Sushi opened just few months ago and is conveniently located just few steps away from Perth under ground train station. I don’t usually go to city anymore, but recently I had a chance to try their food.
The place is not huge, but I liked the theme they are doing – ninja! All staff wear ninja-like uniform, and they say their service is as fast as ninja.
Interior of the shop is lovely. Cute old-Japan-style wall paper, and Japanese snacks and zakka toys on the counter.
“Iku” means “to go” in Japanese. They use eco-feindly packaging for some food items, and the variety of menu is wonderful.
They set a huge fridge for drinks and cold dishes (such as sushi) for busy people to just grab and go. I like the idea. People who want to get hot food (such as teriyaki) proceed to the counter and place an order.
D & I ordered chicken karaage bento (L) and unagi bento (L) to take home. Plus 2 large miso soup.
Miso soup came in this cup.
D was really curious about cheeseburger sushi, but maybe next time.
You can chose the size of bento box menu, and our large bento box came with 2 kinds of salads, 2 mini spring rolls, 2 sushi rolls, and big portion of rice and meat/fish. Very volumy and I could only manage to eat half of it.
Look at the fun website for more details ↓↓
Shop WG.07, 140 William St, Perth
(08) 9322 6008
Posted May 15th, 2012 in Eat Out in Perth - Japanese Food - | No Comments »
Every time I go to Sundays Everyday in Myaree I get amazed by their menu ) They don’t only serve boring Japanese menu such as teriyaki and tempura. They regularly create new menu so customers don’t get bored!
Last week I went there to get sushi rolls and sandwiches to takeaway, and saw interesting menu on the board that I may want to try out next time.
Chicken Ramen … I don’t know if they mean ramen noodle soup with chicken, or that “chicken ramen” we have in Japan… but I assume what they have is ramen noodle soup with chicken in it, because that “chicken ramen” we have in Japan is an instant noodle and I believe it’s impossible to import that noodle to Australia. Hmmm I want to know whether I’m right or wrong.
Beef Mince Croquette Bento, Oyster Fry Bento, A Lunch, B Lunch, etc etc… They all sound yummy. Their food is volumy and I think their target marketing is men who works around Myaree area. Or people who have huge appetite. To me, I think they have lots of meat and deep-fried items in their menu, so I thought that’s who they are trying to sell their food to.
Okonomiyaki Bar sounds very interesting. How they make it? According to their illustration, it looks like a candy bar that you can hold and eat. Haha, very unique.