27 Aug Salon de Sushi, South Melbourne
Salon de Sushi is a small sushi shop but though the seating is limited, it’s cosy and cafe-like. Interestingly, Salon de Sushi also does delivery, claiming to be the first online sushi business in Melbourne.
There are some ready-made packs of sushi, salads, desserts and drinks in the chilled section. At the moment they have a lunch special for $16.90, which includes specific ready-made sushi packs (normally ~$15.90), salad and miso soup.
I decided to dine-in. I was tossing up between Salon de Crunch (prawn tempura, salmon, cucumber, avocado, tenkasu, wasabi mayonnaise) and Miso de Crunch (eggplant tempura, cucumber, sprouts, miso). In the end, Salon de Crunch won out. Soon after ordering, my made-to-order roll was brought to the table in some rather pretty packaging. Tenkasu are crunchy bits of deep fried flour-batter. These had been sprinkled over the sushi roll before it was cut and it gave additional crunch together with the tempura prawn. There was a lot of salmon in the roll and the whole thing was a lovely flavour experience with a balance of smooth and crunchy ingredients. I can see why it’s one of their most popular menu items!
Salon de Sushi
293 Clarendon St
South Melbourne, VIC, 3205
(03) 9939 3723