We took a short drive just out of Sydney and found the most amazing Japanese restaurant. This lovely little restaurant was so beautifully decorated with vibrant artwork.
We sat down and perused the menu, it all sounded amazing and we really wanted to try things we had never tried before, we spoke to Kathy our host and she made some amazing suggestions.
The first dish we had was a sharing bowl, a beautiful bowl of Japanese soup spoons, these spoons were little masterpieces of the most delicately placed sushi and sashimi. Once you get over the fact you have to destroy the small sculpture in front of you and taste the stunning layers of flavours, all though I wasn’t really a newbie to this cuisine, Lee hadn’t eaten too much before, but both of us were talking in a series of yum, mmmmm, yummy, mmm, oooo, wow, mmmm. It was almost comical, anybody watching us would’ve thought we were crazy for sure but it was good and we had really had no other words for how awesome it was.
Our second course, our second course of many I would like to add was, tempura prawns and squid with squid ink aioli mayonnaise. Oh my total God, they were awesome, I wouldn’t normally of eaten squid but with the deep dark black mayonnaise. It was incredibly tender and I just kept going back for more.
We tasted a few of their very specialised sake cocktails, we tried a peach jelly, a mixed berry jelly, plum and one with a lychee at the bottom. Ooooo Tina got a little bit tipsy at this point so on to the next food course.
Our next course consisted of lamb cutlets still grilling in this terracotta pot dish, the stunning smell was beautiful and the taste was sensational. Smoked but still juicy and I can’t believe I had to share with lee, lol. To be fair it was what we both went for first but as soon as we tried the tofu and the ‘Gin Mutso No Shioyaki’ we were blown away, the broth with the fish was to die for. I’m telling you, neither of us had ever tried anything like it and I’m sure we won’t ever again. We honestly enjoyed this food so much we got so full but still couldn’t stop eating it. And of course we hadn’t even had pudding yet. So come on, roll out the dessert menu. Hehe
Yeah I know, I know but the food was so good, how could I not try their deserts.
We tried a japanese version of sago with a beautiful mango collie, which really complimented it very well. Lee had never had sago before and to be far it does look a little odd but the taste more than makes up for the off putting looks. Our second dessert was a broken pavlova, crisp wafers, raspberry ripple ice cream absolutely divine.
Our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable, he could tell us everything about the dishes we had eaten and I feel so bad for not remembering his name but he by far made our experience exceptional.
He was so enthusiastic that even after our meal, he brought us a flawless tray of tuna sushi roll for us to try as he said they were the best he’s ever eaten. Even though I was thoroughly stuffed I had to try them and he was wright, amazing sweet but spicy soft and delicious. We even got the rest off it in its very own little sushi takeaway box for later.
You could’ve easily had a little nap in the corner and gone for round two but the look on Lee’s face after that suggestion wasn’t great. Hehe
So if you’re ever near Sydney, I would forget everywhere else and just head to this beautiful place. It’s the best sushi I’ve ever tasted and I will be for ever making comparisons in the future.