Shiki -Teppanyaki

So the story begins of a surprise bookin at the famous Japanese Restaurant Shiki, located in the Hotel Intercontinental.

As my first time here, I was quite excited!

I must comment the service here is amazing!

We were seated at corner of the teppanyaki table (a large bbq style hot plate). We were then offered towels to clean our hands and handed the menu. Unfortunately I didnt take a photo of the menu :(! After each course, both our plates were cleared and we were given different plates to prepare us for the next course!

But lets just say there was a lot of choice~ and what caught our eye was the banquet meal sets, which everyone else seemed to order. If you did the math, you save quite a lot with the banquet teppankayki sets.

Asking our friendly waiter if it would be alright to share one set between two, she said “Of course!”

Glad with our order, we ordered the mid-priced which was about $120 if i recall…we also ordered a Main-size of sashimi, which I heard Shiki was famous for!

We were quite early and tablets were not yet full.

Heres a photo of our main Sashimi! which was about $24.
Generous , delicous , melt in your mouth fresh sashimi! There was salmon, tuna and I think it was king fish.
No stomach aches after this sashimi. Also LOVE the beautiful presentation.
Itadakimasu~!!!
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Oishisou?

This was a complimentary soba noodles, we got one each! We were worried as we had told them we would share, but they reassured us, this was free :)! We also shared a beuatiful pot of green tea included in the banquet, which was quite strong, but strong is authentic in my eyes. It was lovely how they treated us so well depsite only sharing the set…

Entree sashimi, that was included in the banquet. Very impressive as it was sliced thinly, I was glad we ordered the main as the entree size is quite small and we wouldn’t have been satisfied with just this ūüėõ
Salmon and king fish (?)

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A photo of how the teppanyaki set was like. Food is cooked directly infront of you. If you are not scared of the big fire chucked on to alcohol when cooking the beef (or big meats) sit where we sat, in the corner where the fire always seemed to be. If you are scared , like me, ask to be sat away from the fire ..i.e. anywhere else besides where we sat…

The fire did make the night not so majical, as the smoke and everything really gets into your eyes and clothes…I had to cover my face as I felt my contacts felt dry and I was scared it will melt..
I feel sorry for the chefs who are even closer to that fire.

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Unfortunately, the food was eaten quite quickly, so not all of the dishes had photos..
with my dodgy memory, I also remember a delicious tempura of prawns and vegetables, teriyaki chicken and a medium delicious beef cooked in front of us with the teppanyaki, there was also asian greens.

Also a beautiful mushroom soup at the end with oyster mushrooms, was delicous.

Besides the beautiful sashimi, a delicous dessert finished the night off. it was definetly a highlight~ It looked beautiful and reminded me of the cake made by master chef contestants in a pressure test a few years back… Not being a big fan of chocolate, this was still AWESOME in my eyes.. No strong chocolate taste, it was light, the ice cream was delicous..!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Shiki, I give an 8.5/10!! definetely will be back some day, a bit pricey, but worth the experience!

Great service, great food and a lovely place to spend a night with someone special or with friends :)!!

You can be assured no dodgy things will be done to your food!

Goochisousama deshita~!!

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K Sushi and hairdresser on corner of St Bernards Road and Magill Middle School

 

 

First post of this brand new blog about upcoming new or interesting places that I go to eat.

I feel that this blog can help expose the small gems of unique, new or rare finds in Adelaide that are not as popularly blogged about.

I saw K Sushi Bar and Hairdresser on St Bernards Road a few months back, but never had the opportunity to try it out!
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We were always curious at what was inside, was it a hairdresser or did it sell sushi?!?!

My first endeavor today led me to this place as I hadn’t eaten all day, and I just felt like…something healthy , quick yet close and convenient. this place was All three, as it is close to my boyfriends house. :3

“I went in and asked, do you sell sushi?? “..then I saw this….

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A bit of a silly question as I saw all the rolls were already ¬†wrapped up there, I was a bit disappointed initially as I was hoping it would be freshly made sushi to order, however that disappointingly quickly dissipated when the owner told me it was ‘happy hour’ buy two get one free! Awesome! But a bit sad for them as it was only about 2 pm !

 

hmm the Boyfriend said I could choose two and he would choose one, as he had already eaten…

So many choices to pick from! The hardest part was choosing..there were selections such as Teriyaki chicken, Salmon and Avacado, Pumpkin and Avocado and you can see the rest up there! ¬†Also Tempura Chicken, Tempura Squid and Tempura Prawn… a wide range!
Some very unique, and some very regular favorites.

The boyfriend chose his teriyaki chicken, and I chose my favourite salmon and avocado and the last one was a mutual choice of tempura squid! Something I don’t see often!! ¬†Here’s a photo of the take away box, soy sauce and wasabi was offered free of charge a great bonus!

The amounts of teriyaki chicken and salmon was very generous and very tasty! Perhaps I was really hungry, but honestly I did not feel ripped off at all. It was aesthetically pleasing  and tastes fresh, not like something old.

 

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hmm as he was paying, I decided to take some photos around and then saw this area of HOT food…being an especially cold and rainy day, thats just what I need!
The hot section had a selection of random tasty things! A mixture of Chinese korean and Japanese hot food. There was pototoe croquette, 2 for $3 . Dumplings (sold out), Spring rolls and Dagwood dog. Random, but all looked tasty, the dagwood dog was made of korean sausage i was told! Couldn’t help but also ask for one and the boyfriend agreed. Three sauces were offered, Mustard, Tomatoe or Bbq, ¬†all of them are excellent choices.

In the end we had two sauces added to the dagwood dog, mustard and tomotoe as I found out the boyfriend doesn;t like mustard!

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They also sold desserts! Thought not made by them, but ordered, they looked so tempting and the price was reasonable also.

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We stayed for a bit and chatted to the friendly owner, who was from South Korea. She told me it was a family run business that hires some staff to help out. ¬†Business doesn’t seem too good for them at the moment, as it is quite cold and its quite hard to turn into that place from St bernards, we had to do a U-turn to get there.

As we were finishing the dagwood dog, the owner asked us are we going home?
We said yes, and she passed us two potato croquettes and said, take these ><!
WE offered to pay, however she said , no its okay! Tell others to come here!

We said, Sure thing!

And hence, the first post of this blog, goes to them, great customer service , good and just a nice place to chill or get a haircut, $20.!

 

I give this place a 6.5/10,¬† room for improvement, however I didn’t try their coffee, which looked very tempting¬†. Lots of tables to just sit and relax, before or after getting a haircut from the lady who has 18 years of experience in Korea as a hairdresser already. ¬†You can get a haircut and coffee at the same time, interesting buisness link. there was some deals about spending over a specific amount and getting $2 coffee, I haven;t taken a photo yet though. Im sure in time, there will be more added to the menu as they develop a bigger customer base.

 

However, I shall endeavour to come again! As I like the location and the sushi was nice ! ^^

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