Sydney’s Galeries Victoria is now home to one of the most authentic and delicious Japanese eating institutions, as Yayoi has opened the doors to their second Australian restaurant.
Yayoi mixes traditional Japanese grace and class with a modern twist. Every table is loaded with one of these handy touch screens for extremely easy ordering. It’s great that every menu item has a picture making selecting and sending your order to the kitchen as simple as pushing a button.
Yuzu Umeshu $8
The sweet zesty flavour from the yuzu really prepares the tastebuds for the delicious food to come. I’ve gotta say this stuff is VERY easy to drink.
As always we started our Japanese feast with these lightly steamed and salted soybeans. I seriously can’t get enough of these!
Omaze Don $18
A simple and beautifully presented dish of raw salmon, Japanese yam, okra seaweed and egg. The ingredients worked so well together mixed with the fluffy rice. Add to that a silky soft boiled egg and let the good times roll.
Wagyu Sukiyaki Teishoku $25
The wagyu hot pot set meal was so mouth-wateringly good I would have had two if the serving wasn’t so generous. The hot pot comes with gently cooked wagyu in an aromatic savoury broth with udon, cabbage and tofu.
The set comes with rice, miso, assorted greens and a soft boiled egg, but if you want that little extra (like me #fatmess) you can up the ante with an addition of salmon sashimi ($4) and change your plain miso soup to one filled with little clams.
After being kindly instructed by the friendly wait staff, the best way to eat this dish is to dip the large wagyu pieces into the soft egg giving the meat a rich creamy coating like no other. Seriously delicious stuff!
As always our experience at Yayoi was one filled with delicious food, buzzing atmosphere and friendly and welcoming staff. Definitely worth checking out!
Yayoi Japanese Teishoku Restaurant
Level 1, The Galeries,
500 George Street,
2 Hungry Guys dined as a guest