This foodie adventure happened in September in celebration of the Husband's birthday. We had a quiet birthday celebration for him but on the week of his birthday, we took Friday off so we can have some "us" time.
Like our usual Fridates, we took this chance to try out a different restaurant. There are a lot of restaurants at Regent Place in Sydney that we haven't tried yet. We have eaten at a Vietnamese Tuck Shop called Miss Chu and Chanoma Cafe once and our favourite Chef's Gallery is one that we frequent but we have barely scratched the surface when it comes to trying out the other restaurants there.
This year, we noticed a new Japanese restaurant called Yebisu Izakaya. The colourful facade looked young and hip. The atmosphere inside was cozy and casual.We came a few minutes before noon and easily got a place to sit. The iPads on each table made ordering food easy with a just a tap of your fingertip. The name of the food, description and amount are clearly written on the tablet.
We started of with something to refresh us. The Husband got his Asahi Beer while I enjoyed my Green Tea Mojito. The lime and mint in it was so refreshing!
They offer lunch specials so we both got a set each. The Husband's Pork Tonkatsu Lunch was juicy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. It came with a generous siding of rice, salad, a little bowl of tofu and sashimi and miso soup.I had the Salmon Teriyaki Lunch which I loved even if I'm not the biggest fan of teriyaki sauce. The flavour wasn't as sweet as usual teriyaki sauces that I've tasted--that made me loved it!
My set lunch had sushi and sashimi which made me loved my meal more. The fish they served were all fresh.We enjoyed our lunch and we plan to come back for dinner to we can try their various food varieties.
Dessert at Chanoma Cafe
We didn't have dessert right away as we were so full from lunch. We took a walked around the shopping area in the city and came back to Regent Place to have dessert at Chanoma Cafe. The first time we dined here, we tried their Japadogs (Japanese Hotdogs) and liked it. Since they claim that Matcha Teas are their specialities we tried their Matcha Latte Frappuccinos. I had the regular one while the Husband had his with Oreos. I favoured the Oreo Matcha Frappuccino more as it was sweeter than the regular one.
We also tried their Matcha Noir which was a Danish pastry topped with whipped cream and Matcha ice cream. The maple syrup around it gave the danish a little more sweetness.
The food we had that day left us full and satiated. It was one of those days where food played an important part in making our Fridate more worthwhile.
Shop 7-10, Regent Place
501 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 02 9266 0301
Ground Floor, Regent Place
501 George Street, Sydney
Phone: 02 9266 0667