Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Iron Chef Kazu, Highett

Iron Chef Kazu turns that dream into a reality. Tucking into a bento box with a view of people self servicing… their Toyota Echo.

This is a Japanese roadside diner nestled into Fueltown petrol station that takes on the name the Gourmet Academy’s highest honour. Though they haven’t exactly channelled Michiba’s elegance in the simple cafe style Japanese dons and sushi, the surprise is there’s also a touch of Masahiko Kobe with a few Italian pasta choices.

Living up to the Aussie roadside diner standard, end of day sushi rice doesn’t make for good sushi, kaarage is just battered chicken without a peppery spice, but the the eggy sauce on the katsu-don recommended. So on the presentation of these three dishes, Kazu probably won’t be hearing “Tetsujin Kazu” at the end of the show that often.

2.5 / 5 yums!
Where? Shop 2 / 1152b Nepean Hwy, Highett, VIC
What? Plates around $10

Left to Right : Salmon sushi, Katsu-Don, Chicken Kaarage
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