I’ve spent many a lunch or dinner time wandering around Melbourne CBD aimlessly, looking for a food option that’s light, light on the wallet and at least student-quality good. As such I’ve found myself at Hanaichi on many of those occasions. Even after another few […]
The only downside of working in a spot like Aldgate, is that the (near) lunch options aren’t that numerous. As such, I find myself clinging to the places that are the most reliable and the most efficient. When it comes to canteen-style Japanese cuisine that […]
As I love to mention to anyone I meet, I used to work at a Wagamama’s. It’s such a thing here, and back at home no-one really went near it. And something curious always seems me returning to dine at one. Not sure what it is, but on this occasion we were after a fixed time meal before our showing of Kinky Boots and it sounded like a good bet for Wagamama Covent Garden.
On my final discoveries of all places Japanese on Smith Street, I headed into Hanabi Sushi to check out their offerings. They’re open 11am to 7pm and I popped in twice for lunch to check out their hot offerings and their hand rolls. There’s usually […]
From the same family of Don Don and Don Too, comes Don Tojo, perfectly placed in the studenty hub of Carlton. If you’re not familiar with any of these words, the sweet essence of these restaurants are that they offer super delicious Japanese food, on […]
Rice Workshop is a Japanese-style chain that has a few stores about. I usually go to the one in Chinatown but there’s another in Emporium food court at least. Like the rest of the pseudo-Japanese brands, order your food, wait for said food, get side items and then pay. The food’s pretty cheap and most options comes in two sizes, I tended to go for the smaller as only remember the large one having more rice. Food is instantaneous and not too bad.
I most recently had the teriyaki chicken and that was most good, but not sure on the quality of the meat. Size is decent and the sauce is plentiful and tasty. Salad is a bit random but at least you can top up on the ginger/ pickles/ sesame sauce to your liking. Prior food memories seem positive for the curry, beef and karage options.
Pro tip: don’t forget all the extras at the end. There’s also surprise tables upstairs too but it can be cramped.