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Tsuki Yo Darling Square

Find golden-brown takoyaki balls and fish-shaped taiyaki waffles at this neon-lit eatery.
By Ben Hansen
July 25, 2022
By Ben Hansen
July 25, 2022

Located in the ever-expanding Darling Square, this neon-lit Japanese street food kitchen is bringing a fun and vibrant menu to the inner-city dining precinct. Tsukiyo's menu is succinct, split between two primary dishes.

The first is takoyaki, crispy golden fried balls of batter topped with bonito flakes and takoyaki sauce. The original flavour is also topped with kewpie mayo, but you can also order it spicy with mentaiko mayo and katsuobushi, or rotating special varieties like the Barcelona takoyaki featuring LP's chorizo, smoked paprika, aioli, tomato, fried parsley and lemon.

The second style of dish is the cute fish-shaped taiyaki. These waffles come made in the shape of Japanese tai fish and are packed with a variety of fillings. The flavours include red bean, vanilla bean custard and chesnut, with each taiyaki coming with your prefered flavour of gelato and toppings. There's also a far less traditional croque monsieur taiyaiki on the menu that is filled with ham and gruyere.

The final element of the menu is fruit sandos, made with fluffy slices of white bread, locally sourced Australian fruit and Calpis whipped cream.

The restaurant has been developed by Zach Tan's Devon Hospitality Group and Hidetoshi Tsuboi (Hakatamon Ramen) with the help of former Zumbo pastry chef Markus Andrew.

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