Spinach Salad with Sesame Sauce - Satsuki
Spinach Salad with Sesame Sauce - Satsuki AUD6.50
We recently noticed that Asatsuki has changed their name to Satsuki. So we gave them another try to see if anything had changed.
Nope, nothing changed. The Aussie chef is still there, and I presume his Japanese wife will be there for the dinner service. Later, when I was paying the bill, I asked about their new name and was told that they changed it to avoid confusion with Asakusa Japanese Restaurant down the road. Fair enough.
The food is still good, but being adventurous, we tried some new dishes, instead of the curry katsu don.
The Omurice was wrapped in a thin and fragrant egg omelette, hiding fried rice inside. The fried rice inside tasted more Chinese than Japanese though, despite the fruity tonkatsu sauce drizzled on top.
The yakisoba was also quite Chinese. I think the Japanese versions have are more tangy, probably because they use Worchestershire sauce.
Still, both were tasty, and had good firm grains of rice and slippery noodles.
Satsuki (previously Asatsuki)
458 Waverley Rd Malvern East 3145
(03) 9572 0200