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Maguro (tuna)

Kinoko (mushrooms)

Mushroom is called kinoko in Japan, but its direct translation is ''child of tree''. You will find various kinds of kinoko in the vegetable section of your supermarket.
Kinoko have accompanied Japanese cuisine for a long time, adding a wonderfully delicate texture to dishes. With a range of different varieties, kinoko can be eaten raw, cooked and prepared in various ways. It is high in fibre, vitamins B and C, proteins and minerals, yet low in cholesterol.
Here are a few different types of kinoko - or mushroom - used in Japanese cuisine:
Shiitake mushrooms are popular in both Japanese and Western-style dishes. They have a rich and earthy flavour, with a meaty texture and distinctive aroma. In Japan, shiitake is commonly eaten in Nabe, a hot pot or casserole-style dish mixed with an array of meat and vegetables. They also taste wonderful diced finely and put into miso-soup.
Matsutake is one of the most expensive delicacies in Japan. It has a strong aroma and unlike most mushrooms, is extremely difficult to cultivate. To enjoy its aroma fully, matsutake is usually prepared by grilling or cooking with rice.
Hiratake is the Japanese name for oyster mushrooms. These are a succulent mushroom with a delicate and subtle flavour. Cultivated in various shapes and sizes, hiratake can be enjoyed in many dishes like soups, Nabe and tempura.

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Delicious recipe with soy sauce
Fresh Seared Soy Tuna

(serves 4)

Fresh Seared Soy Tuna

Fresh Seared Soy Tuna 4 fresh tuna steaks, 2.5cm thick, halved
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Combine oil, Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce and pepper. Brush tuna with the mixture. Heat a non-stick fry pan on medium heat and sear tuna for one minute. Turn, brush again with the soy sauce mixture and cook for another minute. Serve on individual plates with a green salad. (We've used a mixture of fresh daikon, snow pea shoots and fresh blanched peas).

Presented by Kikkoman Australia

Japan's #1 Beef Bowl YOSHINOYA

Japan's #1 Beef Bowl YOSHINOYAYoshinoya is Japan's most popular Gyudon (beef bowl) restaurant chain. Using only the freshest ingredients, Teriyaki Chicken, Grilled Beef, Salmon and Curry Bowls are also available for a very good price.

43 Oxford St, Darlinghurst and at Top End Food Court, Westfield Hurstville NSW
Mon-Sat: 11am-11pm Sun: noon-10.30pm


Great sushi choices! SUSHI PLAT DE JAPON

SUSHI PLAT DE JAPONEnjoy our wide variety of handmade, fresh sushi from $2.50 to $4.50. Take advantage of our "Wednesday Special" when all plates are $2.50 between 11am
and 3.30pm.

Level 1, Hunter Connection, 7-13 Hunter St, Sydney NSW
Mon - Fri: 11am - 3.30pm
Happy hour: 2.30pm - 3.30pm



High class Japanese dining UMI KAITEN-ZUSHI

High class Japanese dining  UMI KAITEN-ZUSHI Umi Kaiten-Zushi has flourished, garnering a reputation as one of Australia's premier Japanese restaurants in this ultra competitive market. CBD situated, Umi Kaiten-Zushi mixes urbanity and tradition- a culturally fused environment setting sleek interiors against modish Japanese ambience.
The food is a lesson in Japanese fine-dining and the Wagyu beef steak topped with ground radish and shredded shiso is sure to enthral. The seafood including the delicate soft shell crab handroll, and seared tuna with mustard sauce and chives also prove to be gorgeous choices.

Shop 1, L/G, 477 Pitt St, Sydney NSW

Mon - Fri: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 10pm
Sat - Sun: Noon - 3pm, 5.30pm - 10pm


Sensational Sushi Specialists KAORI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

KAORI JAPANESE RESTAURANTKaori is a Japanese restaurant where food is a seriously sensory experience. Nestled in Sydney's cosmopolitan Bondi Junction, "Kaori" is Japanese for aroma.

A favourite with locals, Kaori's menu is as authentic as it is diverse, featuring sushi and sashimi standards as well as combination lunchbox sets and the chef's specialty - udon created from an ancient family recipe.
Kaori's delicate entrees such as hiyayakko (raw tofu with ginger and green onion) and intriguing mains such as katsu-don (pork schnitzel on rice) will fill you with the desire to come back time after time.

143 Oxford St.,
Bondi Junction NSW

Mon - Sun: 10.30am - 9pm


A pure Japanese dining experience MOMIJI

A pure Japanese dining experience MOMIJINestled in a bustling CBD food-court in the Town Hall area, Momiji offers quick and authentic Japanese cuisine at an affordable price - their home-style dishes a favourite with Sydney's Japanese residents since 1990. Popular dishes include udon combo, fried chicken with pon-vinegar sauce and Japanese-style curry. Momiji boasts 20 different dishes and customers are able to choose up to three selections when ordering from the combination menu. There is also a happy hour period from 3-5pm every day where all 12 don-bowl menu items are reduced to only $5. All menu items can also be prepared as takeaway.

Basement Shop BE,
303 Pitt St., Sydney NSW
Mon - Fri: 12pm - 5pm
(Closed public holidays)


Real, chef-made Japanese sushi ; BOKKEMON

Real, chef-made Japanese sushi BOKKEMONSydney is overflowing with sushi restaurants, but where do you find an authentic and stylish Japanese one? Bokkemon is a Japanese restaurant that stands out from the rest. With its stylishly simple Japanese interior, welcoming atmosphere and expertly trained sushi chef with more than 20 years' experience, it offers Sydney's best reasonably-priced sushi. Order from your table or sit at the counter and choose from a line-up of the freshest neta toppings. Bokkemon also serves a range of other Japanese dishes - popular selections including chirashi-zushi (sushi in a bowl) and udon salad and has recently become licensed to serve alcohol.

316 Pacific Hwy,
Crows Nest NSW

Tue - Fri: Noon - 2pm
Tue - Sun: 6pm - 10pm


A pure Japanese dining experience Sakana-Yai

A pure Japanese dining experience Sakana-YaSeafood at its best! Starting with the freshest ingredients, the chef treats them with respect to let their flavours mix and come out in their own way for a memorable dining experience. Sakana-Ya, Japanese for "fish shop', serves best quality fish either raw as sashimi or cooked in a variety of alluring ways to tease your pallet. The mackerel, simmered gently nimino-style and served in mirin-sauce will make you want to return to this particular "fish shop" again and again.

Sakana-Ya is a small, very inviting place, exceptionally popular with Japanese people, so please book to avoid disappointment.

336 Pacific Hwy.,
Crows Nest NSW

Lunch Mon-Fri: 12pm - 2.30pm
Dinner 7days: 6pm - 10.30pm




Classic Japanese-style pub FUJIYA

FUJIYAExperience the traditional atmosphere of a Japanese izakaya pub-restaurant right here in Sydney. Conveniently located on the edge of Chinatown, Fuijya offers diners authentic Japanese interior decor and seating. Typical Japanese dishes such as tempura, yakitori, teriyaki chicken, yaki-soba and karaage are available and the special fried-rice with slivers of sauced eel meat is exquisite. Naturally there are an extensive range of Japanese alcohols, beers and spirits to choose from and with their new range of sake-infused chu-hai cocktails you will forget you are actually in Sydney. Their prompt buzzer service and huge seating capacity will not disappoint.

Level 1, 605 George St,
Sydney NSW

Fri - Sat: 6pm-midnight
Sun - Thu: 6pm-11pm

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