While the word “fusion” normally raises a few alarm bells, breakfast is one meal of the day where we’re especially happy to throw caution to the wind in the name of culinary exploration. Who are we to dictate, anyway?
Opening at the start of December, Ten Minas is bringing in a distinctively Japanese influence into brunch – and at the Como Broadwater Resort, no less. The star of the show is shokupan – a Japanese milk bread known for its fluffy texture, often served in almost cartoonishly thick slices.
Here, the shokupan is baked in house each day, and paired with an almost mind-bending array of flavours – from homemade strawberry jam and strawberry butter to the Señorita: a blowtorched Tex-Mex brunch by way Tokyo, with a quick stop off in Naples en route.
Similarly, you’ll find a relatively familiar “Lox” iteration – paired with dill yoghurt and a poached egg, but with the addition of a zesty yuzu aioli.
Also on offer, and making the most of that fluffy, thickly sliced bread, the sandos scratch a 7-Eleven-inspired konbini itch – whether it’s the crispy karaage or the iconic egg sando.
Finish off with a plate of tiramisu – it should almost go without saying, but of course, made with shokupan soaked in Leftfield coffee.
Speaking of coffee, as well as the classic offerings from Leftfield, you’ll also be able to sip on insta-friendly yuzu-infused sodas, plus iced black sesame and injeolmi lattes (this time we’re making a quick stopover in Seoul), topped with creamy, whipped foam.
Ten Minas is located at 137 Melville Parade, Como