Ando: After watching a movie at Event Cinemas Burwood, The Lamstock decided to wander outside Westfield Burwood on this beautiful spring day. We didn’t get very far when a Japanese restaurant caught our attention. It must have been from the large banners and multiple pictures of food displayed on the door.
Inside it was a cosy and relatively small restaurant. The food images on the outside continued inside with images of their dishes scattered on the walls. There were only two workers on the floor (I believe it’s a mother and her son?) and they worked the room well. We got served quite quickly and the food came out soon after our orders were made.
Hiyayakko Tofu – cold tofu and katsu-o sauce ($5.80). We often order agedashi tofu but today we decided to steer away from anything deep fried. This was a good change.
Pork Soup Sho-Yu Ramen – soy flavour topped with roast pork ($8.80). I find that most roast pork in ramen dishes do not stand out, but this one was a different story. The roast pork was well seasoned and a highlight. Also very affordable.
Spicy Tan-Tan Ramen – sesame flavour topped with premium pork mince ($11.80). Another dish with well seasoned meat. We like our broth thick and Momiji definitely delivered.
Mayo-Teriyaki Beef Don – sliced beef simmered in a teriyaki sauce & mayo ($11.80). Thinly sliced beef covered in mayo made this dish taste like a Japanese version of a kebab snack box. I didn’t mind the carbs and finished it with delight.
Hand Roll – teriyaki Chicken ($2.50). I couldn’t resist ordering a hand roll for such a low price! The sauce kind of dripped everywhere but that didn’t stop me devouring it.
The owner informed me that they have been opened for 1 year and 5 months now. “Time goes by really quickly” she told me with a modest tone. I really enjoyed the service here and cannot wait to return.
This place also accepts AMEX and any place that accepts AMEX is a friend of mine!
96A Burwood Road, Burwood, NSW 2134
(02) 9744 2977
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday – Lunch 11:30am till 2:30pm – Dinner 5:30pm till 9pm; Sunday – Closed.