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In Asian, Dining on
November 17, 2018

Mizuya Japanese Restaurant & Karaoke, CBD

Earlier in the year, Mizuya did an awesome promotion of all-you-can-eat. Including absolutely everything on their menu from sashimi to sushi, seafood, grilled meat etc, it was ridiculously good value at $33.80, and even when it went up to $39.80. Sadly this promo finished in October, so this post is long overdue, but I thought I’d share some of the pics of the great food we’d enjoyed.

Warning: very pic heavy post ahead!

Sashimi

Mizuya Japanese Restaurant & Karaoke, CBD, Town Hall, Sydney Eats, All you can eat

Mizuya Japanese Restaurant & Karaoke, CBD, Town Hall, Sydney Eats, All you can eat
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In -, Asian, Dining on
October 26, 2018

Yummy Chinese BBQ, Haymarket

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

Our visit to Yummy Chinese BBQ was a little unintentional. We were infact looking for an all you can eat hotpot joint in Chinatown, but these seem to be very scarce these days so when we saw the sign at the door for all you can eat skewers and hotpot, that was about the closest we could find!

It’s a nice setup, and much tidier and cleaner than most other Chinese skewer/AYCE places we’ve visited in Sydney, and there’s a vast spread of pre-skewered meats, veggies and sides on display. We’re sold instantly!

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

The idea is that you get a large charcoal bbq in the middle of your table where the meats rotate themself to cook- minimal effort involved! You also get a small hotpot on the side for the best of both worlds!

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

We start with the sides where there is a large selection of chilled veggie dishes.

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

Then we move onto the meats where there is everything from your typical chicken, beef, lamb to offal.

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

We find somethings work well on the rotating bbq, other things not so much. Like the sausages which were so soft they fell off the skewer, or the unbalanced chicken which would not rotate. All part of the fun I guess!

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

You’re also given a net where you can grill unskewered items like enoki mushrooms, corn and garlic bread.

The hotpot selection comes with your typical options of veggies, fish balls, mushrooms etc. Beef and lamb slices are ordered and brought out from the kitchen.

There’s also soft serve for dessert and on the day we visit there’s vanilla and matcha on offer.

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In -, Dining, Dinner on
September 25, 2018

Contrabando, CBD

Contrabando All you can eat Tacos

How many tacos can you eat in one seating?

The answer is probably more than you think, so if you’re a taco lover like me, you’ll want to check our Contrabando’s all-you-can-eat taco deal.
The rules are simple, you can order two flavours at once, and once you’re finished you can order again and again until you’re full. There’s 7 flavour of tacos on the menu which are about $6-7 each, meaning you only really need to have 4 tacos to make your money’s worth (or they do $3 taco Tuesdays which makes it 8 tacos!).

Contrabando All you can eat Tacos

Crispy Fish ($6)

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In Dining, South American on
September 3, 2018

Churrasco, Coogee

Churrasco Coogee

For the ultimate meat feast, you really can’t go past a Brazilian Barbecue.

I remember the first time I tried Brazilian barbecue and the excitement at the endless varieties of meat that was brought to our table. I’m never good at saying no, especially to good food so I left eating a lot more than I should have stomached. I’ve learnt to tone down a little now, and make good use of the ‘no more food’ sign, but the excitement and fun of Brazilian barbecue is still there, so I was super keen to check our Churrasco in Coogee- one of the top rated Brazilian Barbecue joints in Sydney! Read more

In Asian, Dining on
July 26, 2012

Wasabi Bistro, Surry Hills

There’s nothing I like much more than stuffing myself silly with good food, so I’m always on the lookout for new all-you-can eat restaurants in Sydney. Our usual all-you-can eat Japanese joint, Kansai, has been one of our favourite restaurants but having dined there on countless occasions and having tried every menu item, it’s no longer as exciting as it used to be.

So when Wasabi Bistro offered an all-you-can eat deal on a group buy site, it was just too hard to resist. We’re a little wary of these group deal sites, especially after two not so stellar experiences with them last year but at $69 for two people, with unlimited access to their menu, we decided that this one was well worth the risk.

Seaweed salad

Learning from past experience, we booked our table a month in advance to avoid any booking problems and  chose a Monday night to avoid the crowds. The restaurant was still relatively busy for a Monday night, perhaps because of the many coupon deals they’re doing, but tables were spacious and service wasn’t a problem.

We’re greeted by the manager, who helpfully explains that we can order whatever we want from the menu (except drinks) and tells us that this is the first time they’re trialling an all-you-can-eat option at their restaurant. With a 1.5hour limit, we jump straight into ordering, even before we’ve had a chance to glance over the full menu. 

 

Fresh Oysters

The dishes however, are relatively slow to arrive, giving us plenty of time afterwards to plan our subsequent orders. We start off with a favourite of ours, seaweed salad, which comes as three cute bundles which are so tasty, we immediately order two more. Fresh oysters come with a fancy sprinkle of tobiko coupled with a slightly tangy dressing which goes surprisingly well with the oysters. We’re also keen on trying the deep fried oysters, but after not turning up after an hour, we ask about our order only to be told that they were sold out for the night.

Spicy Sashimi Salad

Covered in a slightly spicy red sauce, the sashimi salad resembled that of one our favourite versions of this dish at Sushi Arigato. This one however, is a little disappointing as there’s only a small sprinkle of sashimi cubes on the lettuce bed. We thought the sauce was so-so, a far cry from the addictive sauce we usually find on sashimi salads, and overall, the salad was a little dry.

Takoyaki

The entree menu offers a wide selection of deep fried goodies, and we waste no time considering how much we can stomach- we just order them all. I’m not too familiar with takoyaki, only having had it a couple of times before, but this version was slightly different as they were crispy from being deep-fried.

Gyoza

My sister, who is crazy about dumplings, orders her favourite of gyoza. This small version is nicely pan fried with a crispy bottom, and we all agree is quite delicious

Prawn Pasle
 
Pronounced prawn parcel, I’m not quite sure whether the spelling on the menu was deliberate or just bad spelling from the menu writer.  Either way, these prawn parcels are crispy and tasty, though we’d rather keep our stomach space for other things.
 
Prawn Fry
 
We order a serving of prawn fries out of curiosity- I was imagining something along the lines of prawn flavoured potato chips, but they turn out to be cute strips of deep fried crumbed prawns. They’re tasty, but are a little on the heavy side, especially for an all-you-can eat meal.
 
Salmon and Avocado Roll

A japanese meal can’t be complete without my sister’s favourite of salmon and avocado roll, and this one is done beautifully, with a generous serving of a salmon.

Rainbow Roll
 

We also order the rainbow roll because of the appeal of the name, only to remember later that we’ve never really liked them. Unfortunately, I can’t say we felt any differently about this one, though it was quite well presented

Tempura Prawns

We’re not too impressed with the tempura prawns when they’re placed on the table, as they’re covered in an excessive amount of batter. However, this batter is extremely light and crispy, and is no problem at all as I could easily eat the batter only and still enjoy it…..though it does leave us feeling quite full afterwards!

Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab

Coated in the same tempura batter as the prawns, the soft shell of the crab adds an extra crunch, making it incredibly crispy. Coupled with the sweet, tasty crab meat, this easily becomes favourite dish of the night.

Wagyu Steak

I’m not quite sure if this is the usual version, as one on the menu appears to be on a hot plate, but we were quite disappointed at the texture of this one. Although it was cooked beautifully, the meat was unfortunately incredibly chewy and would definitely not be worth $28 (regular price).

Tuna Tartar
We notice that most of the tables seated around us are also using vouchers, though a different one from ours, as they all seem to be ordering the same things, starting with the tuna tartare which was beautifully plated, and looked slightly out of place for a restaurant like this. It was better to look at than to eat though, and felt a bit more like a potato salad with a few cubes of tuna thrown in.
 

We were quite disappointed that the sashimi boat, the first thing we ordered, had still not arrived 1 hour and 15 minutes into the meal, despite the staff telling us that it was ‘almost ready’ when we asked about it half an hour ago. We ended up asking complaining to the manager, who apologised and explained that the boat takes some time to make and assured us that it was being made (but surely it doesn’t take more than an hour to make?)- and indeed, the boat did come out some 5 minutes later!

The boat itself was beautifully arranged with pieces of fresh salmon, tuna and kingfish, which looked much nicer than the sashimi boats we were used to at Kansai. We would however, liked it much better if it had been brought out near the beginning of the meal, before we had gotten full and not when nearing dessert.

We had also ordered several other (smaller sized) sashimi dishes from their menu, as well as quite a few other dishes which didn’t end up coming, so we moved onto dessert. Dessert options on the menu only consisted of ice-cream, but our first choice of matcha ice cream was unavailable that night. The only option available was therefore vanilla, which wasn’t too exciting, but it was nice to end the meal with a something sweet.

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