I first noticed Azuma Kusiyaki when I was walking through from parking on Kent Street to meet up with Ms Lily for the movies. We didn’t go there to eat the night I stumbled upon it, took us a while, but we decided to head there this particular evening after a movie. No booking, but we didn’t have to wait very long for a table.
There is a lovely ambience to the restaurant. Staff are courteous, helpful and attentive.
Seems to be coming a common theme, but yet again Ms Lily had eaten a large lunch and I was saving myself for dinner, and therefore starving. Tends to become movie and my diet day when we go out.
On the menu they proudly state “Azuma’s famous salad as featured on SBS Food Safari”. I remembered that episode and decided we really had to give it a try. Ms Lily was a bit meh about the idea, but we ordered it anyway. Glad we did because it was truly delicious, every so lightly seared with a killer dressing. Thankfully this recipe appears in the Food Safari cookbook, so I will be giving this dish a go at home.
They bring a grinder to the table with a salt mixture inside. It really gives that little bit extra to the skewers, a nice salty bite. The duck breast is tender with a nice layer of fat on each cube.
The tongue was a little tough and chewy. I really enjoyed the curry salt and the one tender piece I had was excellent.
The mushrooms, well they were mushrooms on a skewer, nothing all that exciting, but I do love my mushrooms.
I am looking forward to a return visit to Azuma Kushiyaki. There are a few other dishes on the menu I would like to try. They also have a small specials list, we were going to order a dish from this, but forgot to when ordering. Don’t ask me what the dish was as I have sadly forgotten, but I do remember it was a little unusual.