When Sushi Hotaru first opened, I (like everyone else) was a huge fan of their cheap as chips, yet good quality and inventive sushi. Over the intervening years however, I’ve found that both the quality and quantity have dropped somewhat, whilst being accompanied by a price hike. With that said, $3.3 is still very reasonable for a plate of sushi off the train, but combine everything else with the perpetually brutal queues, and I find myself searching for a new sushi train bae.
We all know and love Sushi Hotaru, but I’d be lying if I said I enjoy waiting 45 minutes for a table, nor do I like having to run into the CBD every time I wanted a sushi train fix. So when the old newsagent in Box Hill Centro closed and was replaced by Sushi Jiro, it was definitely a much better outcome than I had dared hope for. Being more or less brand spanking new, the interior of Sushi Jiro was bright and pleasant, though it does feel a little utilitarian. I wasn’t sure what to make of the service; the waitresses seemed to downright forget that they had customers sometimes, but when they remembered, they were quite lovely,…
I eat a lot of sushi, and I’m not very picky. I’ll eat whatever is thrown my way as long as it has vinegared rice, seafood, and possibly a piece of nori holding it together. But then again, nothing much makes me happier than excellent sushi, even if I have to fork out a bundle o’ cash for it. And whilst Sakura Kaiten Sushi definitely isn’t economical like Sushi Hotaru, the promise of fresh seafood had me sold. Stop crying, credit card!
What do you get when you combine a food blogger and the resolve to eat healthy? You get a very, very frustrated Chris trying to find a good restaurant that ticks all the boxes, and on a budget to boot. Thankfully I had recently heard about Sushi Hotaru, hailing from Sydney and serving a large range of sushi for $3 per plate – perfect. I’ve heard that you need to rock up early to avoid a wait but, I didn’t expect the long train to already be at half full by 5pm. Looking at the rainbow of plates choo-chooing past however, I understood why everyone was as eager as we were. Unfortunately, my camera was bizarrely out of batteries (they…
I do love me some good salmon. And I’ve heard that Ume Sushi House does a pretty good one. So I guess it makes sense that we’re here when I decided I couldn’t be bothered to head out to Coburg for some falafel. Marked by a row of red lanterns hanging from the eaves, Ume Sushi House is situated in the buzzing, restaurant-studded section of Little Bourke Street. A bit quiet when we got there but it got busy quickly once lunchtime reared its head; looks like their sushi rolls and hot rice and noodle dishes are popular with the suits.
What was the longest time you’ve ever craved for something? Because I’ve been craving for a simple bowl of chirashi for the last two months. But being the food blogger I am, I couldn’t just get a bowl from reliable old Don Don, oh no, it had to be somewhere new. Even if it meant waiting night after lonely night for it; that’s how completely and utterly whipped by dedicated I am to this food blogging business