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Shyun, Sushi & Seasonal Seafood

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by Miss Hoggy (subscribe)
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Published March 9th 2013
Life can be that simple after all
We always talk about the simple life, but we all know that simplicity is in fact harder than it sounds. With so many jumbled up things in our life, we admire people who actually master the art of simplicity. Like how the Japanese manages to make a cuisine out of it, pairing the best ingredients and yet the essence of the main dish is not lost at all. Shyun does exactly that and with another notch of simplicity - affordability.

[ADVERT]Owner chef Tom has one mission in Shyun: delicious, affordable, fast. When the simplest food is this fresh and affordable, it's easy to eat a lot of it and stay guilt free. How's that for simple life?

I suppose people would be suspicious. I was surprised that at a very busy Saturday afternoon, service and food delivery was just as fast. Are there any shortcuts? How could you be certain that it's fresh? Shyun's persistence in the quality of the food lies in the real hands that goes into making of the sauce, the gyozas, the tempura and not to forget, the desserts.

Tempting tempura... so good

Homemade green tea ice cream

There's no pretense in this place. The handwritten signs all over the restaurant and the little crocheted sushi by the cashier adds a little character to the place. When you see Tom interacting with his customers and ready to answer any questions, just to make sure that you've been taken care of, you know that the heart's there.

The art of simplicity doesn't just stop getting fresh food out fast. Surely you don't want a whole salmon lying in front of you, just for you to eat it on the table barbarically. Japanese believes that you eat with your senses, because that's just how you live day by day, simply. Therefore, they have developed an art of presentation to their dishes. Very organic, very simple, yet intriguing. I mean, who would have thought to arrange fish pieces in a floral pattern?

As pretty as a flower

Give it a go, life is complicated as it is. A little simplicity (and simply delicious food) wouldn't hurt. Help yourself to the menu and take your pick. Simple as that.

Sushi crochet!
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Why? Simple delicious Japanese just makes life a little easier
When: Tue - Thurs: 12 - 4 pm, 5 - 9 pm; Fri : 12 - 4 pm, 5 - 9.30 pm; Sat: 12- 4 pm, 4 - 9.30 pm; Sun: 12 - 4 pm, 5 - 8.30 pm. Closed on Mon
Phone: 03 9569 6530
Where: 126 Koornang Rd, Carnegie
Cost: Main $6 - $40
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