A writer who is keen to tell anyone who will listen about her likes and dislikes - particularly relating to food, dining, drinking, socialising, travelling and being entertained.
Published September 14th 2011
If a spicy tuna roll from your local sushi store is as far as your Japanese culinary experience extends then you must give Wasai Japanese Kitchen a shot. Unassuming from the outside, this little gem is tucked in on Field Street, Adelaide just off of popular Gouger Street with its many tried and tested Asian restaurants.
Although not the total Japanese experience (shoes stay on and there are no cramped legs from kneeling for hours on end) its food is unmistakably authentic and, most importantly, delicious.
Highly recommended is the eggplant dish for entre with its sticky, caramelised flesh and crunchy skin and for main the chicken with mayo dish will leave you wishing you could lick your plate. Add to all of this a healthy dose of Sake, bustling atmosphere, and reasonable prices and you'll have had yourself one very satisfying evening.
You'll look at Japanese cuisine very differently after a meal here and you'll find yourself coming back time and time again like many of Wasai's already devoted followers.