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Saturday, July 26, 2008
1st Floor ASB Bank, Botany Shopping Centre, East Tamaki
Tom recommended this Japanese steak house for lunch. We had the lunch special (NZD$12.80) which was quite value for money.
The salad dressing was tangy and really appetising.
Drinking a bowl of steaming hot miso soup on a cold day was fantastic.
The chef came out personally and prepared our food on the teppan.
It was a performance of sorts as he would show off his skills and tossed the knives in the air to entertain us.
I opted to have the fish instead of the default teppanyaki steak. The fish was very tasty with some burnt crispy bits on it. The fried onions, zucchini and garlic were really fragrant. Presentation of the food was rather ugly though as he just piled the food on our plates.
Dessert was a scoop of vanilla bean and chocolate ice cream. It's actually quite good and creamy, unlike those cheap ones usually served in set lunches.
The staff were very friendly and kept smiling at us. Even the chef made an effort to talk to us as he cooked.I seldom go to teppanyaki restaurants because the smell will linger on your clothes long after you leave the restaurant. Given a choice, I would rather eat at a normal Japanese restaurant even the food is pretty decent here.
Labels: New Zealand
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