Kingyo izakaya, 12 Margaret Street, Moonee Ponds. Phone: 9372 8585
Some Consider The Sauce stories are succinct and full of brevity.
Others are long-winded, going off tangents to explore side and back stories.
Neither scenario should ever be taken as an indication of quality, enjoyment or passion – or lack thereof.
This Kingyo izayaka review, for instance, will be briefish – yet this is some of the very best Japanese food we’ve had in a long, long while.
It is superb.
It’s all about way more than good cooking – it’s also about quality ingredients and, most of all, extremely beautiful presentation.
This joint, with its simple and elegant dining room, is a sister eatery to I Dream Of Sushi just up the street.
Nat and I choose from the lunch menu. Both lists can be found below.
My “chotto plate” is a ripping bargain at $24.
How good – and gorgeous – is this?
Lovely housemade pickles – a rarity in any Japanese place.
Sashimi with regular pickled ginger.
Ridiculously luscious stewed eggplant.
A crisp panko-crumbed spud-and-eggplant croquette.
Excellent agedashi tofu and delicious gyoza with stuffing far superior to most.
Rice and top-class miso soup.
Contemplating a hefty evening meal to come, Nat goes with the lighter sashimi set for $20 with equal delight the result.
We’ll be back – Bennie will love this place.
And so will you.