Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sa-shi-mii don!

I've always adored sashimi (raw salmon) since I was a young kid, but my brother on the other hand, can never understand why.

To him, it's disgusting eating something raw. He would scrunch his nose and go "Ewww!" Contrary to how I'd order my steak medium-rare, he'd go for medium-well. It is really quite fascinating isn't it, how different people have different taste and opinions?

Anyways, if you're a big fan of sashimi, then this post is for you. :)


Tucked away in Port Philip Arcade (between Flinders Ln & Flinders St), Sushi Ten apparently serves one of the best salmon don in town.

The much-talked-about salmon don was served with seaweed flakes, tobiko (fish roe), avocado, cucumber, pink ginger and wasabi at the side.

This $15 dish did not disappoint, but it wasn't THAT mind-blowing either. Of course, the sashimi were really fresh, and that was undebatable. But for $15? I'd think twice before I head back in again.

But Don Don on Swanston Street is a whole different story altogether. Despite being a Japanese fast food outlet catered mainly for students and local workers, this bustling hut serves good salmon don too.

For only $8.90, you're served with a bowl of fragrant vinegared rice topped with fresh, succulent slices of sashimi presented in a pretty rosette, which was also accompanied generously with tofu, sliced beancurd, pink ginger, purple pickled cucumber and fresh salad mix.

Although the staff there work frantically, serving you your dish within 2 minutes, before you could even keep your change back into your wallet, they're not crabby. In fact, I'd say they're actually quite friendly.

But really, the best thing about Don Don for me, is that almost everything on their menu is below a tenner. *kaching* ($.$)

Sushi Ten on Urbanspoon
'VS'
Don Don Australia on Urbanspoon

So, fellow sashimi don lovers, which would you go for? Or perhaps, if you haven't already, you could try both and tell me your verdict. ;)

8 comments:

Michelle Chin said...

I <3 Sushi Ten. loads. I even tried to replicate it. :D

http://www.michelle-chin.com/2009/11/michelle-kaisendon.html

http://www.michelle-chin.com/2009/11/stigma.html

- m i c h e l l e - said...

You should try Don Don's one too! It's really quite good. Great for value too.

Michelle Chin said...

COMING SOON! to your local blog neighbourhood. hehe.

- m i c h e l l e - said...

Huh? I don't get it? Lol! I'm a bit lost. *pai seh*

jayyan said...

awww i miss the salmon don! but for some reason the don too one looks like they packed in more stuff. as in the whole bowl like stuffed with the salad and beancurd and all. but maybe it's just the angle u took ur pict so it looks less.

- m i c h e l l e - said...

Miss then come back for second visit! :D Actually now that you mention, ya lor it does look a lot lesser in the picture. I think it's the angle.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wah damn fast blog about it sia..can pass me the pics??

anyways i see ur nuffnang got ads already!

- m i c h e l l e - said...

Yeah I blogged about it right after I came back. Hehe, efficient right? :P How you want me to pass to you though? On msn?

Ya lah finally got ads already since Monday! Damn happy! :D $$$

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