A recent review of Kuza Urban Japanese Food brought the exciting promise of lunchtime Pork Buns. It didn’t take much to convince my dining companion, so we quickly made our way to Kuza on a Monday arvo.
Graffiti Feature Wall
The dark colours and fancy-looking furniture seemed a little mismatched with the graffiti feature wall. Seriously though, you’ll rarely see me complain if the chairs are comfy and the lighting is bright enough for me to see my food.
Chairs, Lightbulbs, etc
It took us a couple of minutes to browse the menu, but we were both determined to try the pork buns. The lunch special is Pork Buns with Lotus Chips and a can of soft drink for $12, which seems reasonable enough.
The first meal arrived within 15 mins and the waitress advised us to share while we waited for the second lunch set. We chomped into the buns without a second thought and the other buns arrived about 5 mins later.
Pork Buns with Lotus Chips, plus can of soft drink ($12)
Each bun had a slice of tender pork, coriander, cucumber, and a slathering of hoisin sauce. I usually love Asian breads and the first set of buns was soft and warm (that’s what he said). Unfortunately, the second set of buns seemed to be microwaved. The result? Chewy, dry mouthfuls of bread :(
In my opinion, the lotus chips could have been thinner and saltier, but keep in mind that I have an unhealthy love of oil and salt.
One gripe that I need to share is the $30 minimum for EFTOS. Those minimum amounts are inconvenient and unjustifiable (and a typical lunch at Kuza probably won’t meet the minimum cost).
We finished up with dessert from Taro Taro (check out my review) which is conveniently located next door to Kuza!
Likes: pork buns (always)
Dislikes: microwaved, dry, chewy buns
Value for money: average
Overall: pleased, we’ll return sometime to try the dinner dishes
393 Albany Highway
Victoria Park WA
(08) 9361 8888