Menu, patrons, plate setting and soy sauce and chilli powder holders
It was a hot balmy and sticky evening when a group of girlfriends and I hit it up at Wasai for C’s birthday dinner. A fitting celebration for her 24th birthday and to mark the end of her studies.. woo!
Being self-declared Wasai junkies (C and I), we had an incomplete set menu in mind and wanted input from the others on what else they’d like to order on top of our selected 5 dishes (and that was only between us two very hungry monsters, hoping that the rest of the group would want to share with us!).
After a good 10 minutes of deliberation, I take the reigns and order for us all, 8 dishes in total. T, a bit confused on her end of the table, confirms that I’m ordering for us all, and not just for myself! Our waiter is a bit taken back and bewildered by the amount of food five girls are ordering and comment that we must be ‘very hungry’. Oh, you just don’t know what kind of damage we could make! Heh.
Complimentary edamame beans, tsunami – a sparkling sake cocktail with a hint of lychee and muscat, and an autumn evening – Wasai’s original cocktail with plum wine, cointreau and a twist of citrus all topped with chilled cranberry juice; $7.00 and $8.50 *big thumbs up!*
Service is fast and efficient and staff friendly and patient. I swear, the Wasai kitchen is on steroids! Food is literally gushing out of the kitchen within a few minutes of putting our order through – and we’re not complaining that’s for sure!
Deluxe sushi and sashimi boat: a deluxe selection of sashimi, nigiri sushi and sushi rolls; $54.00
Aburi salmon roll: Californian roll topped with lightly grilled salmon, mayonnaise and sweet soy sauce; $10.80
Takoyaki: light crispy octopus and vegetable puffs served with Japanese BBQ sauce, mayonnaise and bonito flakes; $7.50
Age-gyoza: home-made deep-fried dumplings filled with minced pork and vegetables; $7.00
Sukiyaki: hot pot for one with thin slices of beef, tofu and vegetables in a sweet soy based sauce with a raw egg on the side; $11.80
Tori mayonnaise: grilled chicken topped with a spicy garlic chive mayonnaise served with teriyaki sauce and vegetables; $14.50
Teriyaki chicken: crispy grilled chicken served with teriyaki sauce and vegetables; $14.50
Agedashi tofu: deep-fried bean curd served in a warm soy based broth; $6.50
I can proudly say, we demolished it all… although some rice was left behind. 😛
Food coma’s a plenty, with jeans busting at the seams and possibly a button undone (or two)… hahaha – definitely taking a rain check on dessert this time around! Hot tip, if you’re know you’re heading out to Wasai, wear something loose and baggy! 😉
I LOVE THIS PLACE!
1/9-15 Field Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8221 6606