Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sushi Hotaru Visits 1 and 2

Sushi Hotaru is a new sushi train in Melbourne. They are from Sydney and they seemed to be really popular with the locals there.
Here they had $3 sushi plates here. Everything except for the sashimi was $3. The sashimi was $7.90 and the drinks were individually priced.
You can order everything on the touchscreen, but except that it is so slow. 













In the first visit I had the tamago sushi (it fell apart, but still good), the agedashi tofu, the salmon nigiri and an iced peach tea.

The raw salmon nigiri was a little bit irky, probably from being out there for too long.

The agedashi tofu was nicely done; it was light and you can order for it to be made on the spot.

The iced tea was good too. When it came to the table it looked like a fizzy drink

The second time around I forgot my camera, so borrowed most of the pictures from Urbanspoon. This time I went at 12 noon and everything there was really fresh.

I also had a chance to try the scampi sushi which is the prawn head and the prawn nigiri.  To my surprise there was in fact ginger. Last time I didn't find any ginger.

The unagi and tamago sushi fell apart.
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But I loved the salmon sushi with onions and wasabi mayonnaise this time.

I also didn't find any inari last time and this time there was some and it just ok.

I had ordered their specialty of renkon chips and tofu with soft shell crab. Loved both of them. They are not as oily as some other places. Renkon chips is a Japanese type of chip with lotus instead of potato and it is deep fried.
The soft shell crab was nice but a little too soft.

For dessert I had the green tea brulee. What a heavenly way to finish a meal.

Also there was octopus nigiri and I really loved the freshness of the octopus but the rice fell apart.
Altogether I spent about $46 for the two visits.

I would love to visit again and also encourage other bloggers to visit. Now I know why it was such a hit in Sydney with the locals.
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