Before the wonderfully wild and wacky Fringe Festival was over for another year, fellow blogger Jennie and I headed to Mt Lawley, to see the comedienne-singer-diva Em Russiano. Some may know her from Australian Idol, her 92.9 breakfast host gig or her honest and hilarious take on motherhood on her popular Facebook page.
I’d wanted to visit Mr Munchies for some time and suggested that we give it a try. The popular little Japanese spot is tucked down an arcade on Beaufort Street. Jen and I found it difficult to choose what we wanted to eat, so we decided to share a few things, to try as many fillings as possible!
Jennie and I had the “Sushi Platter”, $45 between us. This comes with 4 types of sushi rolls, miso soup and a side garden salad. My salad was basically a bowl of leaves, as I only had half a cherry tomato in it, but hey, I was here for the sushi anyway!
The crunchy Spider rolls were lush! I’m a big fan of soft shell crab and these little morsels were very fresh. The rolls were stuffed with deep fried soft shell crab, iceberg lettuce and cucumber, with a sprinkling of white sesame sauce and shallots on top.
The mango chicken rolls are also a favourite – filled with chicken, prawn fritters and a sweet chilli sauce, which gave them a nice kick. We had initially chosen the duck rolls, but sadly Mr Munchies was out of duck that day. We loved all their options (there’s even a Mexican and Surf n turf!) and will have to go back for the confit duck rolls.
There are a few “modern Japanese” places opening up that serve sushi with fillings that are not traditionally Japanese, but still work really well – like the yummy beetroot and cheese sushi at Sushi WAWA. Dinner cost us just $22.50 each, proving that you don’t have to spend a fortune in Perth to get a very tasty feed. Mr Munchies was a fab spot for a cheap, delicious and casual meal on our way to the Astor theatre – and Em was just as much as a hoot as I’d expected. Top night!
Mr Munchies is found in Mt Lawley and Vic Park too.