Our world tour of the Sussex Centre Food Court takes a mid-flight dive at Motto Japanese...
Motto ('more' in Japanese) is one of those joints that does that kind of ok-but-it's-not-really-Japanese kind of food. Our feed was well cooked and tasty for what it was, but for the same coin you can get the real deal at the most excellent Kimama Kitchen at Eating World.
Chicken katsu bento - $10.50. A chicken schnitzel with mayo and bbq sauce on top, served with some stir fried glass noodles, seaweed salad, rice and some lettuce with prawn cocktail sauce. Side order of miso soup.
Unagi don - $11.50. Grilled eel on rice with onions and red capsicum, with side order of miso soup. Does the job, quite sweet.
Agedashi tofu- $4. The crunchy skin is a nice surprise, could do without the mayo though.
The plastic food displays perhaps over promise on the final result. My Unagi don looked nothing like its shiny plastic cousin. Can't fault the friendly service though.
Motto is at the Sussex Centre Food Court, 401 Sussex Street Chinatown. Head up the escalators and into my dreams.