Izakaya Wagaya, Fortitude Valley
To end the night, we had some green tea ice cream, which is one of my favourite flavours and they certainly did not disappoint. It was smooth and creamy, with strong green tea flavour, which is how I like it. :)
Wagaya restaurant has always been a favourite place of mine to visit and I was excited to be invited to dine here! Finally after much rescheduling, I visited this place with MXM, who has not been here before. Lol, I guess the reviews will be quite fair then!
To those who have not been here before, Wagaya offers an electronic ordering system and we can browse the monitor for their menu. Ordering is simple just by clicking on the items! Let's begin! Trying to be fair and equal, we tried to order an item from each category....
First up, we tried their salmon belly sushi. The fresh salmon was delectable and we enjoyed it.
|Salmon belly sushi - $9.80|
Next, we tried one of the kingfish roll and I think this combination was all right. I have tried other sushi rolls in Wagaya before and my favourite combination was probably the Dragon Roll (eel) or Spider (soft shell crab) rolls. The proportion of sushi rice to the filling was just right. Yummy!
|Kingfish sushi roll|
Wagaya certainly offers a variety of food and one of them is hotpot. Lacking of vegetables dish for our dinner, we opted for the vegetable hot pot, which is cooked in the miso broth. The hot pot was all right. It has a mixture of vegetables (mushrooms, pumpkins, potatos, carrots, noodles) cooked in miso broth.
|Vegetable Hot Pot - $13|
Among the grilled dishes, I chose the squid, mostly because it requires good and perfect cooking time. Wagaya certainly did not disappoint and the squid was grilled to near perfection. With a bit of lime juice and mayonnaise, the tender squid was delicious! Oishii!
|Grilled squid - $15.80|
I think ramen is a must try in Japanese restaurant, so we ordered the Tonkotsu based ramen. Their ramen is quite tasty with a flavourful pork based soup. Hmm... I just wasn't sure whether there was any pork slices in the ramen??? I did searched for it but unfortunately there was none.
|Tonkotsu Based Ramen - $10|
Well, we both agree that this is the best meal of the night, which is the spicy chicken karaage. The chicken is superbly tender and flavourful. The addition of spicy sauce gave it some kick, but otherwise not too spicy. So good!
|Spicy Chicken Karaage - $8.80|
|Green Tea Ice cream - $4.90|
We both enjoyed the dining experience here. The food arrived pretty swiftly and the service was easy by just pressing the 'call button'. I am looking forward to trying other dishes that they offer. Thank you Wagaya!