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By Libby Curran
September 09, 2021
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By Libby Curran
September 09, 2021
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This weekend, Congress' lockdown spin-off invites you on a culinary jaunt to the streets of Tokyo. Congress Canteen is swinging past sibling venue Future Future to host a one-off Japanese-inspired tuckshop, slinging inventive sweet treats, savoury bites and some top-notch vino to match.

Drop by the Richmond pop-up on Saturday, September 11, to find crafty riffs on a bunch of Japanese canteen classics. We're talking quail karaage teamed with bergamot kewpie ($25), a vegan shokupan-inspired dish featuring curried cauliflower and crisp panko coating ($13), a katsu pork chop ($20), pickled cucumber bites with sourdough miso ($6), and the Nikuman sanga — a fluffy concoction starring house-made duck sausage ($15).

Heading up the dessert offering will be a couple of Aussie takes on dorayaki (red bean pancakes), including one that matches a Milo crème patissiere with chocolate sauce and meringue ($12). You can wash it all down with one of the day's nostalgic shakes — perhaps levelled up with a shot of sake — or something from the selection of craft beer. Or, venture back to the courtyard where famed winemaker Mac Forbes will be serving up bottles of his most popular drops alongside a selection of cellar finds, all to-go.

The pop-up will only be serving a limited number of each menu item on the day — jump online to pre-order.

The Nikuman, by Jana Langhorst

Top Image: Jana Langhorst

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