Well this post will likely only be short and sweet, but I thought it deserved a mention. In my effort to acclimatise myself with my new surroundings I’ve been wandering around at lunchtime to see what available to eat. I noticed a Japanese Restaurant called Hayashi was a stone’s throw from the office but never seemed to be open. Then one Friday I learnt that it was open for dinner most nights but only on Friday for lunch. Excellent….. so I knew that I had to line up a visit on an upcoming Friday – easy done.
Turns out this was quite the popular place in the office and there was a take away menu conveniently stuck in the pin up board in the kitchen. I decided I’d try their Teriyaki Chicken Don ($10.50). Teriyaki Chicken is one of my favourites and I missed being able to get it from Fujimore in West Perth (http://perthmunchkin.com/2011/02/20/fujimore-hay-street-food-court-west-perth/). So it was as easy as picking up the phone and placing my order with the friendly staff, then wandering downstairs 15 minutes later. I’ll admit that when I walked inside Hayashi I was surprised at the size. It was much bigger restaurant than I’d expected and definitely pulled a decent dine in crowd for a Friday lunch.
So I happy skipped back to my desk and started on my meal. I was happy with the serving size. A decent piece of chicken breast in the tasty teriyaki sauce with a sprinkling of sesame seeds, then some nice fresh salad and below that some rice. Thankfully for me, the rice was like sushi rice and a little bit sticky so it made me look like a pro with my chopsticks. Much easier to pick it up. I definitely need chopsticks practise….. for the most part I am very average using them and should the option of a fork not be available I suspect I would go hungry.
So first visit to Hayashi – I did enjoy it and I thought $10.50 was reasonable, plus there’s the added bonus for me of very close proximity I can say with a lot of confidence that I’m sure there’ll be a Friday in the not to distant future when I’ll head back for another look at their menu.