On Saturday, I was getting ansty seeing food pics posted on twitter and since it was 1pm already, I was starvin' marvin and irritated as heck that Mr A wouldn't move his butt to feeeeeed me. The first thing I will say when I wake up is that I'm hungry, my stomach rests for nobody, not even on a weekend. So we hopped to Carnegie to satisfy
We ordered a variety of things to share instead of lunch bento boxes. The takoyaki were drizzled in kewpie mayonnaise and takoyaki sauce with bonito flakes and nori sprinkled on top. When I took a bite into the takoyaki, a few droplets of oil splattered on my plate however it didn't feel/taste greasy. They were extremely hot - crisp exterior, wonderfully creamy and tasty.
Eggplant may be one of my all-time favourite vegetables out there and in Japanese cuisine, it shines brightly. Shyun's nasu dengaku contains miso-flavoured mince meat and although the eggplant oozes out blobs of oil, we loved it. Silky, creamy eggplant with the sweet and salty miso-meat sauce was delicious. This seems easy to make and I intend to find a recipe to make it very soon.
Nasu dengaku - Miso glazed eggplant
We can never go to a Japanese restaurant and not order sashimi of some sort whereas sushi is just a waste of space in my stomach. The salmon was melt in your mouth tender and the white fish was firm, while the tuna was okay but then I find all tuna in Australia greatly lacking unless it's toro (tuna belly) with its lucious rivers of fat.
The beef tataki was sliced thinly and very tender. It was great with the tangy ponzu sauce and tiny squeeze of creamy kewpie mayonnaise.
These were slightly too sweet for my tastes. I much prefer the Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co ones.
Blood orange sparkling mineral water
I can always count on Shyun for a good feed but it's such a pity that it is a 30 minute drive from me. I still make the drive down there regardless of the distance because the price is good value and the food is authentic and fresh.
Will I return? Yes, already have and will continue to do so.
126 Koornang Road
Carnegie VIC 3163
(03) 9569 6530