19 October 2010
signature dish: prawn filo tempura
We’re working our way through local restaurants one signature dish at a time.
A signature dish is something that over time can define a chef or restaurant, something that sets it apart from its competitors either because it’s unique or just simply that it’s good honest clean food. With that in mind, we’re on a mission to eat our way through the best signature dishes on offer locally.
Japanese restaurant Soto in St Mary’s Bay has long been a favourite haunt. One of the reasons it is, is their unique take on the Japanese classic – prawn tempura. Wrapped in layers of finely shredded filo pastry, each succulent prawn is deep fried and served with a dollop of all important Japanese mayonnaise and wasabi caviar for that extra kick. Delicious.
Filo Spun Tempura Paradise Prawn: $25 (as part of lunch selection menu).
13 St Mary's Road
St Mary's Bay
(09) 360 0021www.soto.co.nz