Take Me To Toshiya Restaurant-Cremone

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HELLO FOODIE FRIENDS! So like the weather in Sydney is making me ache for summer already. I sure wouldn’t mind getting all snugged up on the couch with my fuzzy unicorn blanket in front of the TV to watch me favourite food shows. Moving on…look what we found the other day Toshiya located in Cremorne was established by owner chef Toshiya Kai in July 2010. Those who are needing a Japanese hit that is more casual but offers excellent starters and mains for a moderate price then this place is it.

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Basically this menu explains its special of the day. Immediately my brain cells told me to order the special assorted entree for 2 ($39). Continue reading to know what other dishes I ordered… 😀

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What’s so secret about edamame? It is the perfect little pick-me-up snack whenever I am in a Japanese restaurant. This delightful soybeans in a pod is commonly served when you order the assorted entree for 2. The beans are generously covered in salt to add that extra pungent taste.

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 Edamame

On weekends it’s extremely busy here at Toshiya restaurant in Cremone, so I highly suggest you give them a call and make a booking.

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HOLY MOLY the special assorted entree for 2 ($39) was one GINORMOUS platter. This dish sure was impressive, 4 assortment of seafood and dumplings. We had a few stares and glares when this mighty SEA-FOOD platter arrived at our table, so I think this entree is winning for presentation. AND WHAT ABOUT THE TASTE?!?!

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 Special Assorted Entree for 2 ($39)

As expected the thickly sliced salmon in the carpaccio was fresh and packed with a lime and ponzu flavoured marinade dressing. The zestiness was ridiculously addictive that it had us asking for more.

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Salmon Carpaccio

YEAH BABY! Lightly battered soft shell crab was ready for us to devour. Each bite of the hot crab was heavenly pleasing with that crispy outside texture and chewy bite right in the center.

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Soft Shell Crab

Loved loved LOVED the grilled scallops. Surprisingly these plumped juicy scallops amazed me. The taste of the sweet soy sauce, grated ginger and spring onion stayed on my tongue longer than it should have. OHhhhhhhh this was SO GOOD!

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Grilled Scallops

I’m not too familiar with duck dumplings but look at the crispy skin! It’s fascinating to see it all covered in oil glossiness. Besides the hmmmm… skin the shredded duck filling was tasty, but it’s best to dip it in chilli soy sauce to give these wrappers a extra kick to flavour. It was a shame the dumplings didn’t win my heart after I had devoured it and it wasn’t because of the taste or textures. I felt as though these little ducklings looked a bit misplaced on the platter.

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 Duck Dumplings

How do you decide between taco and sashimi? Why don’t we have both? *Hooray* I tell you this is NOT YOUR ORDINARY TACO and I do think, NO, I BELIEVE these puts all other tacos I’ve had to shame. The golden fried taco shell was obviously crunchy and sandwiching generous amounts of chunky pieces of salmon, tuna and king fish, then drizzled with special Toshiya sauce, soy sauce and a spoonful of fish roe.

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 Sashimi Tacos

Loving the side view of this sashimi taco. I think I was doing the right thing at the right time and slowly devouring this fun-size snack. One is certainly not enough and if I had my greedy cap on I would have claimed the second taco MINE. Teehee.

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 So crispy and belly satisfying these sashimi tacos!

It was cold that night so we deliberately ordered the sukiyaki wagyu hotpot ($25). The amount of beef in this pot was pretty generous, each long slice of wagyu piece was juicy and tender. The sweet soup base wasn’t too thick so we could easily wash it down. Remember to order a bowl of rice because you certainly want to drown it with the soup.

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Sukiyaki Wagyu Hotpot ($25)

We chose the garlic teriyaki fish ($25) and it turns out we made a good decision with selecting the sauce. Loved the tenderness of the fish and there was no sign of being under or over cooked. For some odd reason the salad and dressing was damn tasty and married so well with the fish.

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Garlic Teriyaki Fish ($25)

Decided to go for the sweet miso salmon ($26) and it melted so softly in my mouth. Boy the fish had so much miso flavour but you must take a large mouthful of the fish and red onion slice together just so you can feel the tastebuds scream ITS BLOODY DELICIOUS.

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Sweet Miso Salmon ($26)

Last but not least, king fish terriyaki ($25) tastiest the same as the garlic teriyaki fish but the king fish was a bit tighter in texture. I still liked it, no doubt.

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King fish Terriyaki ($25)

DESSERT TIME!!! I spy with my little eye something that looks like tastiness! The assorted dessert plate ($14) was my weakness when our waitress convinced us it would be worth it. She told us this would be one epic plate not to be missed and it includes spring rolls, a scoop of ice-cream and green-tea crème brûlée. How can one say no to that?! The ice-cream had plenty of red bean flavour and I was still keen to have another scoop when it all vanished.

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Assorted Dessert Plate ($14)

MMmmmm the green tea crème brûlée pretty much says it all and it was awesome. My heart skipped a bit when the hard caramel cracked. Couldn’t help it but I giggled like a kid.

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Green Tea Crème Brûlée

Chocolate, fresh strawberries and deep fried pastry is always a winning flavour combo! I was intrigued Toshiya offers sweet style spring rolls. I poured my whole heart to this devilicious  dessert and I was well rewarded with this crunchy paper thin pastry that’s wrapped the warm gooey chocolate sauce and strawberries. I think my body just received a few thousand calories! Haha.

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Chocolate Spring Rolls with Fresh Strawberries

Toshiya restaurant in Cremone is a must visit because of their signature special assorted entree for 2 and assorted dessert plate. I’m pretty sure I’ll be back for these two dishes as well as the sukiyaki wagyu hotpot for those extremely cold nights.

Photos by Vanny Tang

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12 thoughts on “Take Me To Toshiya Restaurant-Cremone

    Cassie | Journey from Within said:
    July 14, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    i really want to try the sashimi tacos!!!
    And of course finishing off with the chocolate sping rolls 😀

      Nessy Eater responded:
      July 22, 2015 at 6:13 PM

      I highly suggest you order more than just one taco and keep the choco spring rolls to yourself, if you know what I mean? 😛

    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said:
    July 17, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    We really enjoyed our meal here too! If only this was around when we lived North Side maybe we would have stayed 🙂

      Nessy Eater responded:
      July 22, 2015 at 6:33 PM

      It would have been an excellent excuse! I mean imagine how many sashimi tacos you could have ordered? 😛

    onlyhereforfoodporn said:
    July 22, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    I was just going to say.. dat Sashimi Taco!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      July 23, 2015 at 4:20 PM

      OH YEAH! You have taste 😀

    Helen | Grab Your Fork said:
    July 23, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    The crispy bottoms on the gyoza look so good. And a sashimi taco is my kinda finger food too!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      July 24, 2015 at 8:50 PM

      That platter was to die for! Can’t go wrong with fried foods 😀

    gourmetgetaway said:
    July 30, 2015 at 12:24 AM

    Japanese at its finest! We love all the you ordered – that sukiyaki, sashimi, green tea creme brulee?! OMG, yummeee!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 1, 2015 at 2:55 PM

      Everything we ordered was well presented and the taste of each dish was amazing. Thanks for the comment!

    Maddie Loves Food said:
    July 30, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    That sukiyaki looks so comforting and warming! And the green tea creme brulee sounds like the perfect Japanese dessert 🙂

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 1, 2015 at 2:57 PM

      Sukiyaki is always a top pick for me whenever it’s available at a Japanese restaurant. Totes warms my soul during winter and yes that brulee was satisfying. I wouldn’t next time having two or three if my second stomach can handle it 😛

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