Japanese rice bowls and skewers all under $10 in Sydney’s Westfield CBD shopping centre. You’ve now got lunch sorted. You’re welcome.
The Rice Workshop is a team effort of head chef Tom Suzuki and successful food entrepreneur David Loh (the man behind Melbourne’s Dessert Story, Food Republik and Taiwan Café). Combined, they’re delivering an exciting and affordable Asian eatery.
Salmon Salad $9.90
A really tasty bowl, the soy flavouring in the salad didn’t deter from the creamy freshness of the fish itself. Adding to the fresh factor was the crisp greens, nori seaweed and bitey ginger.
Ontama Beef $9.90
My favourite of the day. With their signature sliced beef toped with a soft boiled egg. The gooey egg literally melts into the meat creating a rich savoury hot mess. I seriously couldn’t scoff this down quick enough. Will you check out the #EggPorn! Please sir can I have some more???
Teriyaki Chicken $9.90
A Japanese staple. The good ol’ Chicken Teriyaki was cooked superbly, char-grilled to crispy, golden perfection and presented to you with a rice teriyaki sauce topping. An undying classic for a reason.
Then these were presented to us. Called Daifukumochi or Daifuku. They’re a Japanese confection, essentially a small round mochi stuffed with a sweet filling, generally anko, sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans. The Chewy outer layer may not be for everyone but I urge you to give it a go. You may surprise yourself.
Their moto: “Not everyone can say they’ve been to Japan, but we like to think we’re bringing a little bit of Japan to everyone.”
2 Hungry Guys dined as a guest