Lower Hutt’s Ichiban Asian Fastfood too right to be referred to as a takeaway
A Taste of… Ichiban Asian Fastfood, 15 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt.
We’d heard… That it’s far the exceptional “Chinese” restaurant in Lower Hutt. It has quite several Asian-styled dishes at the menu, from Singapore Noodles to Sushi.
The vibe… Are you hungry? Are you in a rush? Do you need to devour something rapidly, but not – notwithstanding the call – “rapid meals”? This is the vicinity for you.
We ordered… I have to be up to the front; this is my go-to takeaway desire inside the Hutt Valley. I’ve reviewed the teppan bar in front, so figured it turned into handiest truthful to check the tons greater-available fast food joint, with it is separate kitchen and menu, that sits out back.
This location is continually packed on a Friday or the weekend. It’s family friendly, speedy and the meals are frankly some of the pleasant Asian-fashion cooking you’ll get in the Valley. Forget your lavatory trendy fowl chow mein and shrimp fried rice; this is hotpot heaven – prepare to get your steam on.
My No. 1 dish is bean curd with ginger and shallots ($thirteen) – to be honest, something bean curd right here is good. Add a part of steamed rice, and it’s a meal-for- for $15 it’s tasty, wealthy and feels nourishing, with the tangy inexperienced onion shoots a pleasant crunchy evaluation to the silky fried tofu.
One of Ichiban’s specialities (and a guilty preferred of mine, too) is a roast duck, which comes with steamed rice and bok choi ($14) and a total candy, little, light plum sauce that you will desire had are available in a bucket, it’s so moreish. The duck is always gentle – just the proper amount of fatty – and no longer too gamey, with the bok choi lightening the entire dish so it would not leave you feeling too claggy.
My dining partner became no longer a huge fan of Asian meals, but I satisfied her to strive the Singapore noodles, which were fat and amply weighted down with massive, juicy prawns. She turned into in raptures and wouldn’t even permit me to attempt a prawn for the sake of technology.
The menu is huge, so take it slow and take a danger on something you may not have tried earlier than. It’s certain to be terrific coming from right here.
This is my very last cafe overview, so I desired to go out on a place that I in reality love, it’s a bit quirky and really, very tasty. This is the correct choice.
It’s been an absolute pleasure attempting all the food Wellington has to provide. One aspect I have found out is that we are lucky, lucky folks, spoilt for choice even. I want to thank all the cafes, bars, restaurants and venues and their wonderful team of workers that made my year of consuming my manner round the Capital so blimmin’ exciting. At least one greater inch on my stomach is your fault; however, I would not have given up your great meals and provider for something.