Instant ramen. Plastic-wrapped sandos. Red-bean paste pancake sandwiches. Easy-tear rice balls with spicy tuna. Crunchy karaage chicken. Japan is known for its vibrant food and cuisine, and the convenience stores are no different.
Tokyo Tina is recreating the convenience store experience – with a difference – for two nights as part of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival's March edition. The Windsor restaurant is elevating some classics from the Lawson, 7-Eleven and Family Mart fridges for a four-course Japanese dinner.
On the menu: a fancified egg salad sando with spanner crab and yuzu kosho; onigiri or rice balls dripped in trout and salmon roe; and hot and fried karaage treats. Pair them with sparkling sake, or grab any of the Japanese tinnies in the fridge.