Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sake Restaurant, The Rocks

Have been to Sake three times in the last couple of weeks, and never seem to get around to giving it a mention.   This would have to be my favourite restaurant at the moment.  And with our new apartment, it's literally a five minute walk away!  Shame it's a bit difficult to get into.
Amazing dining room, extraordinary food, great sake - what more could you want.  We have to stop ourselves from going back all the time in case we get sick of it!
Serving very contemporary Japanese cuisine, Executive Chef Shaun Presland (was at Ivy Teppanyaki)
 and his Head Chef Adam Lane (David Thompson's Nahm and Nobu in London) are to be applauded.  They have been awarded a Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Chef's Hat each year since they opened in 2009.

My favourite dishes of all are:

Kingfish Japaneno - Hiramasa Kingfish, Yuzu Soy, Thin Jalapeno Slices & Coriander.
Steamed Prawn Dumplings - Chinese inspired Shumai with Spicy Ponzu.   Amazingly delicious.  In fact we ordered a second serve!
Butterfish Lettuce Cups - Grilled Miso Marinated Butterfish in Lettuce Cups.
Popcorn Shrimp - Prawn Tempura Pieces Tossed with Creamy Spicy Sauce.  Sounds rich, but the dash of lime makes it so light.
White-Soy Snapper - Thin slices of Sashimi Snapper Topped with Sesame Seeds, Chives, Yuzu Juice & White Soy Dressing.
Also recommend Tonkatsu Cups - Panko Fried Pork Belly & Spring Onion Bites, served in Lettuce Cups with Mustard Miso & Japanese Barbeque Sauce.

But basically you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

Just make sure you don't book the 'sunken tables' - extremely difficult to get into and out of, particularly if you are wearing something short!
Obviously that didn't dampen our appetite, because the dessert tasting selection was completely over the top, but fabulous.  And finished off with an Expresso Martini - as you do!
Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.  Excellent service, excellent food, excellent surroundings and buzz.

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