It Just Has To Be Delicious

Everybody who knows me knows how much I love Ha-Lu. It is one of my top 5 Perth restaurants.

The menu changes from time to time and the new dishes are always exciting. Here is a photo diary of tonight’s visit.

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Lyche chu-high - Shochu based cooler

Lychee chu-high – Shochu based cooler

This is a drink called a chu-high which contains some Shochu. They also do ume plum and yuzu flavours which contain tiny jelly pieces. All three are lovely.

Sashimi of the day

Sashimi of the day

The sashimi is always really high quality – this is scallops, salmon and kingfish. The wasabi provided is nice and hot – as it should be.

Tuna and watermelon

Tuna and watermelon

Tuna and watermelon is a new dish on the menu – lovely fresh raw tuna on slices of succulent watermelon. With different toppings, mustard mayo, spring onion, radish and wasabi.

Root vegetable salad

Root vegetable salad

This is a dish which I always order at Ha-Lu. A salad with root vegetables such as potato, sweet potato, carrot, lotus root, with soy mustard dressing and a perfectly poached Onsen style egg in a crispy wanton basket. The whole dish is a delight.

Tori Tempura

Tori Tempura

This is another new dish – soft succulent chicken tempura served with ponzu dipping sauce, plum mayo, and hiding underneath the pile of chicken is some pickled turnip. Very very good quality dish.

Miso soup

Miso soup

I don’t know the secret ingredient, but Ha-Lu miso soup always tastes particularly delicious.

Scallops Nanban

Scallops Nanban

Another favourite – lovely plump scallops on a crispy lotus root with radish, chilli flakes and black caviar.

Duck with aubergine and madeira

Duck with aubergine and madeira

This is a signature dish of Ha-Lu. Tender duck breast with slices of perfectly cooked aubergine and different dipping sauces – madeira, mustard, wholegrain – always a favourite.

No room for dessert. If you haven’t tried Ha-Lu yet, please do, it is a tapas style approach to Japanese food – if you think Japanese food is all about raw fish and sushi, think again.

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