With regular Insta #throwback and #flashback posts of our adventures in Japan, we clearly have a soft spot for the land of the rising sun.
When we’re suffering from travel nostalgia we love pouring over our holiday snaps, but nothing transports us back to the strips of Tokyo like a hot bowl of miso soup and oh-so crispy katsu.
During our shenanigans in Japan, we sampled a lot of their traditional cuisine, but a restaurant close to our hearts is Yayoi-Ken. It is modern Japanese dining at its best, becoming a reliable place for us to sit down for delicious noms between the temple hopping and at the end of a busy day.
You can imagine how we salivated when we got home and discovered we didn’t need to jump on a plane to dine at the authentic Japanese restaurant. Yayoi-ken have come to Australia and brought their delicious menu with them!
Yayoi-ken is known for their “Teishoku” set meals which all include steamed rice accompanied by miso soup, a main dish of meat or fish with side dishes of vegetables and “tsukemono” pickles. We ordered sets we had eaten in Japan, and must say they tasted fairly similar. The dishes were plated just as artistically, and the ambiance is just as warm and comforting. If you prefer to choose your own side dishes, Yayoi-ken also have an A La Carte and Udon menu. Cue the #foodporn.
Our only gripes would be the absence of their signature six-grain rice which we developed an obsession for whilst in Japan, and also the price. The cost for the same dishes were almost double what we had paid in Japan.
If you’re up for a treat and want to take your taste buds on a quick trip to Tokyo, we would definitely recommend a visit to Yayoi-ken in Sydney’s CBD.
Yayoi-ken is situated on Level 1, The Galleries, 500 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000.