Monday, January 31, 2011


This blog is a bit overdue but I've been meaning to tell you all about the restaurant we ended up choosing for our anniversary in December. After tossing up between many hatted restaurants and pouring over their fancy degustation menus, we finally decided not to over indulge too much and settled on Sake in The Rocks, Sydney. We both love Japanese and decided that a fusion restaurant with your not-so-typical Japanese dishes would be a great way to try some new dishes that we would surely enjoy.

The service was great as soon as we walked in the door. Our waiter was really helpful in suggesting dishes and describing their qualities as well as recommending how they should be eaten. We started off by sharing our favourite sushi combination (sashimi + scallops) which was meant to be eaten with your hands using the witlof leaf as a scooping spoon - they even provided hot towels to clean our hands, which reminded me of the ones they give you when you wake up on the plane. We also shared the special pork belly skewers which melted in our mouths.

Sushi Maki - S expresss: scallops, spicy mayo, cucumber, seared salmon, witlof and sweet sauce

Kushiyaki - Pork belly: 2 skewers per serve accompanied by spicy anticucho sauce

We carefully picked our mains from the list of enticing dishes, and as were both seafood lovers, I think we definitely picked the best 2 seafood plates on offer. I loved the scallop dish I had, the miso cream sauce really soaked into the vegetables and perfectly complemented the medium cooked tender giant scallops. Law's scampi dish was they one of the softest and sweetest crustacean meat I've ever had and the green tea salt infused it with an amazing flavour, especially with a squeeze of lemon. The dishes were sufficiently filling and well worth it so we were satisfied but left wanting more.

Main - Miso-cream scallops: pan-seared scallops, baby corn, asparagus, shiitake mushrooms & yuzu miso cream

Main - Grilled scampi: grilled green tea salted scampi on daikon ribbon salad with yuzu dressing 

After all that yummy food, we were decided to share 1 dessert - which was a good idea because we'd both been eying the green apple one and neither wanted to choose another. This dish was definitely one of the best desserts I've ever had in my whole entire life. The mousse was so infused with green apple flavour that it was like a dream in your mouth! I have no idea how they got it to taste so good! Not to mention the paper thin pastry and the way it soaked up the apple vanilla syrup but still managed to stay crispy. Yummy yummy yummy, we were fighting over the last bite!

Dessert - Green-apple mille feuille: green-apple mousse with layers of crispy thin pastry & apple vanilla syrup

Overall, we were extremely happy with Sake. I would definitely recommend it if you're looking for a restaurant for a special occasion. The service and food is great and the prices are reasonable for the quality of the dishes. It's nice to eat at a restaurant that is really original in the creation of their dishes even though they are influenced by a particular cuisine. I don't think I will ever find a green apple dessert quite as perfect as this.

1 comment:

  1. WANT!!!!!!