Sakura Sushi Express
Shop C 389 Lonsdale St, Melbourne (map)
How sensational does this look?! On Thursday we were in Hardware Lane and chose to grab a quick bite at Sakura Sushi Express, a great little Japanese place on the corner of Hardware Lane and Lonsdale Street. It's next door to Golden Monkey, one of my favourite bars in the city. It was a warm sunny afternoon with a north wind blowing pollen all over the place, so I didn't feel like anything too hot 'n heavy. I chose the Sakura Don, which consists of fresh raw salmon and tuna with tamago, seaweed and Japanese sweet vegetables. It was served on a bed of steamed rice with a side serve of special sauce containing mango juice and shichimi.
It tasted as fresh and delicious as it looks!