Hoomiko Sushi Restaurant - Engadine NSW

Succulent and fresh sushi.

The dining area is spacious and tables are laid out in a dark wooden theme, but with cultural reminders on the walls.  There is a vehicle car park beside this restaurant, which verges on to a rather residential area up a slope from the main hub of Engadine's business strip.  Not far from the main Prices Highway, it is accessible as well from the railway station.

Greeted with a smile and enthusiasm, then followed up with a menu that contains the standard array of items one expects from a Sushi place.  I noticed there were both Udon and Ramen as well.

Sumo wrestlers greet you in the dining room.

Using a Bento selection seems to be a quick way of assessing the quality of food.  The Sapparo was refreshing and set the tome to relax with what Hoomiko can offer.  To me my box of delights was large in serving, especially the King Prawn Tempura fritters and a wholesome bowl of steamed rice was generous.

The Sushi rolls were larger than most places I have encountered in Sydney and I particularly liked the crispy salad with more than ample Mayonaisse dressing - it had more texture and taste than I expected.  The pickled pink ginger slices were served with the iconic green mustard - the Wasabi.

I found the tuna sushi especially tasty and savoury.

I would return to savour the tuna Sushi, with bits of avocado, a satisfying sauce and a delightful bite.   This was reflected in the prawn and salmon versions.   The choice of a good vinegared white Sushi rice helps.

The Goroke (or Japanese croquettes) were beautiful inside and had a good texture outside. The fillings were a combination of creamy crab and veg mush.   I must try the Gyoza dumplings and their prawn parcels next time around.

Bibimbap is on offer but this is really Korean in origin.  Yakitori has the Teriyaki sauce stir fried with egg noodles, whilst the Yaki combines the larger fat noodles with a soya mix.

The sesame flavoured ice cream comes from a cup but served with a Japanese wafer.

It was not very busy on this visit.  I could hear Korean being spoken and non the streamed in music, together with Japanese. As with many East Asian arrangements, there is a button to alert the staff when you require attention.  They have take aways but no BYO when dining inside.

Bento boxes are available in the usual spectrum of Teriyaki, Katsu, Chilli, Katsu, Curry, Beef, Sushi and Shashimi.  Or you can have the sizzling plates.  Party packs are made on order.

The Hoomiko Sushi Roll has salmon on top of King Prawn.  You can also choose various other rolls with soft shell crab, vegetables, fried chicken or grilled salmon.There is also the Westernised California Sushi Roll to consider.
Onions hung like in the Korean peninsula.

The practice of hanging onions lies in the belief that a good air ventilation, subdued light, less humidity and cooler temperatures do make them last longer.  It also makes an interesting piece of conversation when you visit Korean farm houses.  I was delighted to see such onions being hung at the Hoomiko, the first time I have encountered them since my last visit to Korea.

The bento was a wholesome size and good enough to be shared.

My impressions of the Hoomiko Sushi Restaurant:
Ambiance: 3 out of 5
Customer Engagement: 3.5 out of 5
Culinary Delight: 3.5 out of 5
X Factor:  2.5 out of 5
Overall:  3.5 out of 5

Recommended menu choices:

The Hoomiko Sushi Roll;
Sushi and Shashimi Bento;
Goroke or croquettes; and
Tuna Sushi.

The Hoomiko Sushi Restaurant is located at 1, Preston Street, Engadine NSW.
Opening hours are from 11am to 930pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays and from 11am to 9pm on Sundays.  It is closed on Mondays. Licensed and no BYO.
Contact +61 2 9520 2535

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