Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe
620 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
03 9620 9548
I haven’t officially said it, but I’m sorry NIKONians, I’ve defected to CANON. With the help of PixelAnt (and a few dodgy bargaining tricks up our sleeves), I managed to get a good price on a new camera from the other playing field, yaaaay! But worry not, the lovely old NIKON that has seen me through so many countries and so many dishes (including mooncakes, pineapple tarts and wondrous degustations) will still have a home: mum’s taking it so that she can start diving into the realm of dSLRs.
I was still playing around with this camera when I ate here with fakegf that very Saturday evening after I bought it. First of all, it’s a huge ass thing… very conspicuous to everyone. I felt a bit overkill taking photos of this onigiri with something so cumbersome.
Daigo’s home made miso soup (add $2)
The top-down picture of the miso soup is the one photo here that looked like it came from a new camera. Loved the sharpness and detail. Unfortunately, while the soup itself did taste nice and homemade indeed, I found it a little strange that they had carrot and potato inside, making it sweet. When it comes to miso soup, I prefer if they go old school. I want to see tofu cubes, Asian mushrooms and seaweed.
The weird miso soup aside, my main dish was a winner. Looking at its ingredients, it looked promising. And when it came, yes, the flavours really hit the spot. Loved how there’s lots of brothy mirin infused sauce below… it mixed so well with the rice. I was mighty satisfied! And I’m sorry the photos for this dish came out a bit ‘meh’…
I like it here… food’s good albeit a little Westernised, but the tweaking went in a good direction. And bottom line is: it’s cheap, easy and you leave satisfied!