Saturday, October 30, 2010


HANAICHI Sushi Bar + Dining
Brisbane CBD

I'm here today with Libby
to have some sushi breakfast

This is a Kaiten-zushi concept 回転寿司 sushi bar (conveyor belt)
The interesting thing about Australia is that MOST of these
kaiten-zushi are on a train track instead of a conveyor belt
hence, we call it "Sushi Train" here!

This 回転寿司 concept was invented by Yoshiaki Shiraishi in 1958
He was inspired by watching beer bottles on conveyor belts in Asahi Brewery

The Science
The ideal speed of the belt is considered to be 8cm per second
slow enough to ensure safe transport and
fast enough to bring enough volume to the customers
Also not fast enough such that sushi will dry
The belt also runs clockwise to allow customers to lift the plates
easily with their left hand while the right hand is holding the chopsticks

Eureka Tower, Melbourne has a touch-screen monitor
at every table allowing customers to choose what they want more on the belt
saving wastage of excess sushi from 7% to 2%

Egg Salad Sushi
This one is really good
Just the right taste

Assorted Deep-fried Snack Plate
They come with sweet chilli sauce
Some has shrimps inside etc

Shake Nigiri Sushi
Fresh and tasty
The fish doesn't fall off the sushi easily
unlike many "chapalang" sushi bars here
so instead of nigiri, they wrap everything in a big roll
to save on training and complaints

Takoyaki たこ焼き
Popular Osaka cuisine made famous by Endo Tome
Usually made with a takoyaki pan たこ焼き器
made of iron cast with many half-spherical moulds
Today we can see variations in ingredients used
such as prawns, bacon, cheese besides the conventional octopus

Tuna Salad Maki

Ebi Fry Sushi
I realise Libby likes to eat Ebi Fry a lot

Red $3.50
Blue $3.90
Green $4.50
Yellow $5.00
Black $7.00

My mates - Amanuma and Zin
Zin recommends their Sashimi, Tempura and Soft Shell Crab
Do say "hi" to them if you were to drop by the sushi bar!

[Our Ratings]
Libby: 9/10
King Ming: 8.5/10
Return Factor: 9/10


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