The Red Macaron was in the mood for a bit of ‘wax on and wax off’ action for Valentine’s Day, as we lingered around the infamous Chapel Street. Tonight we were to meet the Karate Master himself.
A bow to tradition is the statement from the roasted edamame with a serving of shiso salt.
Musubi dachi: Tuna Tataki – seared morsels of tuna coated with shiso powder, yuzu jelly, fresh crisp green apple, radish and juicy seaweed.
Shizen-dachi: Nori Taco. Pictures do no justice to this ingenious creation. Inside the nori shell (battered for extra crisp) is a soft bed of well seasoned short grain rice, then spicy pickled Kimchi crowned with grilled salmon belly, and finished with a final squeeze of Kewpie mayonnaise and chili oil. Dish of the night.
Shizen-daichi-heiko: Prawn Dogs. A bouncy and chewy prawn mince coated in a golden crisp batter, striped with Kewpie mayonnaise and shallots.
Shiko-dachi: Chocolate and Soy Panacotta, Vanilla Ice-cream and Dark Chocolate Ganache. The yang – light and luscious ice-cream with sweet crumble; the border in between where the soft soy flirts with the smoky cocoa inside the fluffy panna cotta pillow; the yin – sexy, smooth and dark chocolate undertones with hints of orange zest. The contrasts speak for a well balanced dessert.
Breathless with awe, yet washed with calm, our bellies were enlightened with the wise lessons of Mr Miyagi.
- Price: $$$
- Location: Busy Chapel St, hard to miss, side parking
- Service: 4/5
Mr Miyagi | 99 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181 | 03 9529 5999 |