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Mizu Japanese Restaurant Teneriffe

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by Damsel Martin (subscribe)
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Published January 23rd 2016
Teneriffe's little Tokyo is cooking round the clock
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Mizu Teneriffe's vegetarian breakfast bento box. Author image.

Bento boxes for breakfast? You bet. I moseyed on in to Mizu Teneriffe recently to discover that a Japanese concept which works brilliantly for lunch translates equally well to a sleepy Sunday morning. On weekends, Mizu Teneriffe serves up Brisbane's only full Japanese breakfast. Get out of bed early enough - well, before lunchtime, at least - and you could enjoy a breakfast bento box containing grilled fish of the day, chicken karaage, prawn balls on a skewer, a boiled egg, potato salad and pickles, served with the customary miso soup and rice.

mizu japanese restaurant teneriffe bento box brisbane agedashi tofu miso
Iced matcha green tea latte with green tea ice cream. Author image.

Other options include the Mizu omelette with fillings such as fresh crab meat and shallots, the Japanese style seafood pancakes known as okonomiyaki or the intriguingly named loco moco, comprising a grilled beef mince patty, fried egg and green salad on a bowl of steamed rice, topped with sesame sukiyaki gravy sauce.

I chose the vegetarian bento box made up of silky agedashi tofu, fried eggplant and zucchini with dengaku miso sauce, vegetable gyoza, green beens goma-ae, pickles, a green salad and rice. The individual items complemented each other perfectly, with plenty of contrasting colours, flavours and textures. It was all washed down by an iced matcha green tea latte with green tea ice cream which was restrained in its sweetness and blissfully refreshing.

mizu japanese restaurant teneriffe bento box brisbane agedashi tofu miso
Steamed rice with sesame. Author image.

But Mizu Teneriffe is much more than a breakfast joint. It also offers a wide range of lunch options - including, as you'd expect, bento boxes, teishoku set meals, sashimi, sushi and salads. Dinner is a slighter grander affair, with a wider range of seafood (both cooked and raw) and meats.

Catering for a crowd? There are also tempting banquet menus, too, which allow guests to sample a wide range of dishes. And if you'd like to learn how to turn your kitchen into your own little slice of Tokyo, you can even sign up for one of Mizu Teneriffe's cooking classes.
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Why? A breakfast like no other
When: Breakfast Sat and Sun 9am to 11.30am; Lunch Mon to Fri 12pm 2pm and Sat to Sun 11.30am to 2pm; Dinner 7 nights from 5.30pm (kitchen closes 9.30pm)
Phone: 07 3254 0488
Where: 2 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe
Cost: Vegetarian breakfast bento box $17.20
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The matcha latte looks deliciously creamy.
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