Quick Chop - Manpuku, Super sushi at TTP

Manpuku, Tea Tee Plaza, Modbury, Adelaide

If you think 'Adelaide Sushi', I'm guessing Genki Roll or Sushi Train would normally come up in your mind.  That's not to say that other vendors aren't good, but for consistency, it's pretty hard to beat those two.  Enter Manpuku....the shop has been here for a while, it was actually a Genki Roll a few years back.

The chef at Manpuku (Kasai-San) was one of the original chefs at Himeji and Genki and has now taken over the premises with his wife and his sons.  So if you've ever eaten at Genki, or Genki Roll in the past 15 years or so, chances are, you've had sushi made by Kasai-San.

Manpuku - Sushi, Adelaide

Manpuku - Kaarage roll
Each pack has a Manpuku sticker 

Manpuku - Kaarage roll
Kaarage Roll - with Kewpie Mayo

Manpuku - Sushi, Adelaide
Everyone's favourite - Aburi Salmon

Manpuku - Assorted Sushi
Assorted Sushi sliced
One thing I (Hayes) like about Manpuku is that they make many of their Sushi during the peak hour (around 11:30-12:30pm).  This could be a good or bad thing, but to me, I'd rather buy Sushi that has just been made than something that was made by random students early in the morning and has been sitting there for a few hours. Yes, this may create a bit of a line up waiting for food, but Sushi should always be made to order.

On this particular day - it was 12pm, and Kasai-San and his 2 sons were busily making everyone's favourite: Aburi Salmon.  There were about 4 others waiting, but each were happy waiting and watching the art of Sushi making right before their eyes.  I could also see that the people who were waiting were regulars and chatting with Kasai-San as he was flame grilling the Salmon.  Always a good sign to see regulars.

There's nothing much I can fault with the sushi I have at Manpuku.  Many other sushi places sometimes have rice that is too sweet, or too hard.  The countless times I've had from Manpuku it has always been faultless.  If you're ever in Tea Tree Plaza, I'd highly recommend visiting Manpuku and getting the Aburi Salmon.    

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  1. Right up my alley and around the corner from my house!

    1. Lucky you, takes me 15 minutes to get to TTP, but we still make an effort nearly once a week to say hi to Kasai-San and his family.

      It's a good feeling when you see a whole family working behind a counter.


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