The one dish you must try. Sake’s most celebrated dish. The sashimi tacos.
Eat ‘em and weep.
The minced morsels of sashimi flesh, the taco Jap inspired shell with the excruciatingly microscopic salsa beads is truly legendary. It’s enough to bring tears to your eyes.
The thing I love most about this dish, is that the tempura bocconcini is remarkably stringy. This made for fun, long sweeping arm movements in order for us girls to firmly get the damn thing under control and safely into our mouths. You are left bound by your moral imperative to channel your inner child and play with your food. So, forget mum!
The tempura scampi tail was wonderful thick, plump and super sweet. The ponzu sauce made it even sweeter and the tempura batter liberally drank the sauce from the bottom up, leaving it positively dribbling with the sauce. The scampi tempura crossed between both crunchy and soggy territory. Nevertheless, I still enjoyed it!
I couldn’t resist it, fight it nor withstand it and thanks to good old fashion gluttony, we indulge in another round of the sashimi tacos with absolutely no shame.
The sushi roll looks simple enough but this baby is loaded with crunch, textures, layers and flavours on the inside and out. One bite and everything implodes. It’s pure perfection and I’m somewhat confused, overwhelmed and even a little ecstatic by this little humble roll.
We thought the dessert bento box was the perfect way for the pair of us to go out on the finish. The bento box is ideally paired for two and a great way to sample sweet Japanese inspired flavours along our palette.
The highlights were the Yuzu sorbet which served us with a refreshing hit and the apple mousse sticks was a crumbly and a creamy ensemble with this glorious goo spilling from the inside. The chocolate cupcake was too rich for my taste but Emma practically hoovered the poor thing down, apple floss also didn’t stand a chance while the nashi pear gyoza remained as the weakest link.
Just to top things off, we were fortunate enough to receive a complimentary tasting of the deconstructed Russian cream. I’m not sure why, but who am I to refuse Sake and my god, it was absolutely delicious.
Welcome to Sake Restaurant & Bar, for cutting edge Japanese food sitting firmly at the fore.
Saké Restaurant & Bar
02 9259 5656
12 Argyle St
The Rocks, NSW 2000