Torissong, Carlton

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MELBOURNE | Torissong is one of the new generation of restaurant’s that’s been rejuvenating Carlton’s dining scene in 2018, and brings chicken focused Japanese dining to the area. Owner and head chef Jinwook Park (ex No35 at Sofitel, Maha) hails from South Korea, and has combined his love of Japanese food, Korean roots, and French fine dining experience to create a menu of authentic Japanese flavours with prepared and presented with flair.

The space is small – an open kitchen and bar with 13 stools, along with regular seats and tables. It’s modern, with contrasting light and dark elements, high ceilings, and large floor to ceiling windows. The ‘tori’ from the restaurant’s name means chicken in Japanese, and the yakitori is what’s been getting much of the attention amongst those in the know. Chicken is sourced from Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm just outside of Bendigo, and most parts of it are used for the yakitori skewers – wing, neck, oyster, breast, drumstick, thigh, cartilage, tenderloin and meat balls. Served with your choice of sea salt or tare (a dipping sauce), the skewers are up there with what we’ve enjoyed in Japan. Yakitori is subject to availability – you have to order the chef’s selection, which gives you five of the aforementioned options, but you can’t choose which ones you want.

As well as yakitori, there’s much to commend about the menu at Torissong. A torikatsu sando features a thick and juicy crumbed chicken fillet, wasabi mayo and cos lettuce sandwiched between two slices of milk bread. It’s very good. We also tried a delicious kombu cured salmon sashimi with sushi soy, radish, water cress and sesame oil snow. Also impressive is the pork belly chashu don – a bowl of kombu rice topped with pork belly chashu, a slow-cooked egg, sliced avocado and teriyaki-glazed sauce.

The chicken broth ramen has gained plaudits but is only available during the day, so we have yet to try it. Other menu options include things like grilled ox tongue, grilled vegetables, sashimi, and teriyaki lamb ribs. For dessert it’s things like Matcha Ice Cream with Caramel Peanut and Earl Grey Tea Panna Cotta with Honey Comb & Vanilla Tuile.

For drinks there’s a selection of around 11 sake, shochu and umeshu, along with Japanese beers, whiskey, wine, a few sodas and tea.

Torissong is still finding its feet – when we visited the restaurant was half full but despite the service being very friendly, it was quite slow slow and scattered, something we’ve read about in other reviews of the place. Despite this, it’s still well worth visiting as the food is fantastic, and we’re sure things will improve on the service front once the kinks have been ironed out.

Torissong

2/143 Queensberry Street
Carlton
Victoria 3053
Australia

Telephone: (03) 9029 5922
E-mail: [email protected]
Website

Open
Mon: 11:30am to 3:00pm
Tue – Thu: 11:30am to 3:00pm; 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Fri: 11:30am to 3:00pm; 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Sat: 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Sun: 5:30pm to 10:30pm

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