Well it's Tuesday night and time for another Dad-venture!! Tonight I was a third wheel with my cousin Jake and his rad girlfriend Jana.
We hit the road to Footscray in search of good Japanese food and found Sekai, just outside the Footscray Market. I immediately fell in love and I don't even know why.
Sekai is simple, the interior is nothing more than a small kitchen, a few tables, and floating fake fish in vertical tubes of bubbling water. It's the coolest, and the food is great.
I ordered the Teriyaki Chicken Don which was delicious. The chicken was tasty and was lightly fried, which went so well with the teriyaki sauce. The shiitake mushrooms were my favourite and worked well with the chopped carrot, beans and green peas. The way the carrots were chopped reminded me of my nanna (who is the only other person on the planet who cuts carrots in perfect circles).
Jake ordered the Katsu Chicken Don, which is fried crumbed chicken pieces in a curry, served with potatoes and white rice. The fried coating on the chicken tasted crispy and light. The curry had a nice spicy flavour that reminded me of a south East Asian type dish.
We also ordered a serve of the gyoza dumplings. The gyoza weren't bad, but we're definitely initially frozen. They were searing hot on the outside and only warm on the inside which culminated in zero flavour. I actually burnt my mouth, which was totally my fault as I shoved the whole thing in at once.
Sekai is a 'cheap eats' that boasts a lot of character in its simple, tucked away little abode. It's traditional Japanese won't wow you but will leave you satisfied and with change dangling in your pocket.
My verdict: WORTH IT for meals under $12.80.
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