Are revisit posts annoying and a no-no? I think it's nice to be able to write up another blog post about the same place and say, yes it's still good and food is consistently good. Well if you like it or not, I rarely make return visits unless it's a favourite for me and Shyun is definitely a place that I can rely on consistently good and simple Japanese fare.
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
our my sashimi cravings at Shyun which was almost full by the time we arrived.
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.
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.
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