What do you get when you combine Japanese and Mexican fare? Well you can find out thanks to the arrival of Dos Manos in Newstead, which is dishing up Mexican flavours with Japanese techniques. Featuring a sushi train, robatayaki and pan-Pacific counter, the venue looks as though it would fit right in in a coastal Mexican town, decked out as it is in white furnishings, touches of rattan and more than a few cacti, with seating both outside and in.
Puzzled about what could be on the menu? Well, you’ll find a pretty expansive list of small plates, tacos, ceviche and sushi awaiting you, putting an end to any difficult decisions over whether to get Mexican or Japanese for dinner. The tacos are plentiful, coming in flavours like chicken karaage with mixed peppers, cucumber salsa, yuzu aioli, coriander and jalapeno; braised beef short rib with BBQ seasoning and guajillo chile; and cauliflower tempura with cabbage, chipotle aioli and crispy tajin kale.
You can mix and match those with sushi plates like spicy vegetable tempura, salmon avocado and tuna asparagus, with Mexican flavours coming through in options like the cucumber avocado, which comes topped with coriander, lime and jalapeno salsa verde. If that’s not enough, a couple of small plates like grilled corn with miso butter, kimchi fries and truffle fried rice should round you out nicely.
Read more about Dos Manos here.
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