06 September 2011 ~ 3 Comments

The Bonsai Restaurant Cafe and Lounge

I came to Bonsai earlier this year to celebrate a friend’s birthday and loved the funky atmosphere with the fusion menu to match. I had so many delicious entrees that I couldn’t even fit a main meal!

Bonsai

The place is very dim-litted and I forgot my camera so sorry for the quality of the pictures.

Sashimi Scallops $12.90

Bonsai Sashimi Scallops

This was the first time my bf tried Sashimi scallops and he found them to be absolutely refreshing.

Wagyu Beef Tataki $15.90

Bonsai Wagyu Beef Tataki

My bf salivates everytime he sees ‘wagyu’ or ‘kobe’ on a menu. Is anyone else like that?

The wagyu takaki pieces taste like meat butter… it just disintegrates in your mouth.

Red Wine Pork Belly Kakuni $19.80

Bonsai Red Wine Pork Belly Kakuni

I salivate every time I see ‘pork belly’ on a menu so here’s my fix for the night. The pork belly was very tender and just pulled apart.

Scallops with Karashi-Su-Miso $12.90

Bonsai Scallops with Karashi-Su-Miso

Perfectly seared juicy scallops with a miso based dressing and a tiny bit of greens.

Chilli Crab Claws $7.80

Bonsai Chilli Crab Claws

These are a panko crusted deep fried balls with imitation crab meat stuffing.

I know these are frozen, and may only contain the smallest traces of crab… if any, but I still order  when I see it on a menu.

Deep Fried Chicken Tosazu $8.80

Bonsai Fried Chicken Tosazu

Always a popular choice. Marinated chicken pieces lightly battered and deep fried.

Takoyaki $8.50

Bonsai Takoyaki

Octopus balls with mayo and topped with katsuobushi.

Unagi Sushi $7.90

Bonsai Unagi Sushi

BBQ Eel bite sized sushi pieces with a drizzle of mayo. Even though I don’t eat wasabi, I like the cool leaf shaped wasabi in the corner. Served with soy and aioli.

Fried Prawn Sushi $8.90

Bonsai Fried Prawn Sushi

Deep fried tempura prawn, in bite sized sushi pieces with soy and aioli.

Teri-Angus Steak $26.90

Bonsai Teri-Angus Steak

Again, the steak tasted like butter meat, only this time it’s cooked in a combination of butter and terriyaki sauce. If someone had given me a straw I could have sucked up all the sauce.

I didn’t order a main for myself but I had a bite of my bf’s and his friends.

Red Wine and Miso Pork Chop $21.90

Bonsai Red Wine and Miso Pork Chop

This picture doesn’t do it justice. The pork was so tender and moist inside. The crispy sweet potato chips on the top were amazing.

Sake $7.00-9.00

Bonsai Sake

Sake anyone? At only $7-9.00 a bottle, depending on which one you choose, these can be shared.

It was a great night for the group of us. The waitstaff were very efficient and the food came out quickly once ordered. Next time I’ll have dessert.

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3 Responses to “The Bonsai Restaurant Cafe and Lounge”

  1. Kanni 7 September 2011 at 8:30 am Permalink

    love this place! ^-^

    • littlemi 7 September 2011 at 10:22 am Permalink

      Me too Kanni. Must go back to try desserts =)

      LMB

  2. mztiff 8 September 2011 at 10:04 pm Permalink

    another Jap place on my hitlist, that and Nobu of course :D


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