Sashimi & snacks
Japan consists of 6,852 islands, so it’s not a surprise that fish and seafood is a staple in Japanese diet. High in good fats, nutrients and minerals, fish is good for the brain, heart (and soul), and helps fight inflammation, lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Sashimi is one of the most popular dishes in Japanese cuisine - artfully sliced pieces of raw fish and other foods, dipped in soy sauce and a dab of wasabi or ginger. Sashimi refers to ‘savouring an ingredient on its own’, an appreciation of the ingredient in its purest form.
Salmon (sake) renown for its tenderness and delicate flavour, with characteristic striking orange hues. A great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, B vitamins and potassium.
Tuna (maguro) ranges from lean and firm flesh, or akami, to rich buttery fatty cuts of chutoro and otoro. The fatter parts of the fish - ie. the belly, is more sought after due to its creamy, melts-in-your-mouth texture.
Mini spring rolls
Crunchy vegetarian spring rolls served with sweet chilli sauce.
Deep fried tofu served in tempura sauce and topped with katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes) and shallot.
Golden brown and crunchy on the outside with juicy mince on the inside, pan-fried Japanese dumplings are pockets of yum.
The ultimate street food originating from Osaka. Little round balls of dashi-flavoured batter, boiled octopus, topped with katsuobushi. Finished with takoyaki sauce and a drizzle of Japanese mayo.
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A popular finger food made with smashed crab sticks, battered and deep fried.
Japanese style deep fried chicken bites served with mayo.
Crumbed king prawns served with shaved lettuce and Japanese mayo.
Rehydrated seaweed tossed with seasoning - a healthy and refreshing paleo snack!
Piping hot miso soup served with shallot and seaweed.
Squid tossed with crunchy wood ear mushrooms, bamboo shoots, red pepper, ginger in a dressing of sesame oil, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar.
Blanched soybeans tossed with sea salt.