We've all got a Japan obsessed friend, and why wouldn't they be? Great culture, art, tech, and food, there's very little not to like. Azuki Japan Travel Bistro & Sake in Richmond Town is perfect for such people and then some.
Homely, quiet, and peaceful, the once tiny place place is now a comfortable sized space and serves as an informal cultural centre. We're loving the Japanese bistro vibe complete with the decorations and accents. Try their matcha milk if you like the green tea derivative, or just stick to their iced coffee to start. It's a haven for non-vegetarians, but vegetarians, they do have a host of options for you and are happy to accommodate. We tried the Omurice (chicken rice enveloped in an omelette) and Kakiage Donburi Rice Bowl (tempura vegetable cakes and mushrooms soaked in soy sauce). We’ll warn you that there’s not too much spice, but great flavour otherwise. And yes, chopsticks too. No complaints here. They also have a range of soups and bento boxes available.
For dessert, we tried the Mitarashi Dango, and the Mochi set. Neither of them were overly sweet, but the textures take some getting used to for the Indian palette. Our favourite was the Mochi. The roasted soya bean flour went really well with the jaggery syrup.