Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Miraku Japanese Cuisine - Hunter Connection

I'm always on the lookout for new cheap and cheerful places for lunch around the CBD. I really hate paying $10+ for a lot of crappy food at the local food court. Luckily, I'm not too far of a walk from the Hunter Connection and find myself there most days. You can almost guarantee that most food you get there tastes good. The competition is so fierce, if you're food is not up to a certain standard for a cheap price, you'll be closed in a few weeks.

Miruka is one of the newer places there that offer Japanese food. The food isn't your typical teriyaki chicken and udon soups, which is what appealed to me in the first place.

Karage Chicken

Crispy and light batter coating moist tender chicken. Not bad considering this was pre-cooked and placed into a hot box.

Miso Soup

Not your standard tofu and seaweed miso soup. Digging to the bottom you will find chunks of pork, chicken and various vegetables.

Mushroom rice with sushi, seaweed salad and tofu?

Chirashi don with udon salad and seaweed salad

The food is light and not over seasoned like some other places. Not everything is drowned in a sweet teriyaki sauce or deep fried tempura style. I loved their udon salad and would kill for a huge bowl of it. Unfortunately, Miruka does not cook lunches to order around lunch time. If you want something made from their menu, you need to get your order in before 11am, otherwise you can only purchase what is on display.

Miraku Japanese Cuisine
F9 Hunter Connection Food Plaza
7-13 Hunter Street
, Sydney

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