Mood: Geisha meets Prince
Dress: Japanese Vintage
Headband: Alannah Hill
Shoes: Steve Madden
Food porn coming up your way! Last saturday A and I decided to pucker up our lips and get biting on a restaurant reviewed by local critics as one of the best in authentic japanese restaurants in Sydney..... (Tetsuya eats here weekly) I love japanese food! the taste is clean and the flavors are so scrumptious. We've been to a few around Sydney but left Azuma for a special occasion. After having been advised by close friends, we decided to do the degustation menu on offer. I must say my lack in photography skills doesn't do any justice to how beautiful. artful and vibrant the colors were...mmmm. However i got to carried away with the appetizers and some dishes and forgot to take pics of everything...oops.
As you enter the restaurant i got the sense of a cool relaxed vibe, casual enough to not worry about sooty wait staff but formal enough to have a special date or special occasion. As i looked around a majority of the patrons were either tourist and couples like ourselves celebrating a momentous occasion...so i thought. We were seated immediately and was greeted by a funky japanese lady with ice blue eyeshadow and a mohawk...yes a mohawk. cool i thought. Everyone was smiling and genuinely acknowledged your presences as a customer, bowing and smiling as if they were in-sync to some orderly regime....( Ok i get paranoid at times). We knew what we wanted and ordered our 10 course Omakase Degustation. I must say, we weren't the only ones. Judging by what the wait staff were tottering ...the omakase was what people regularly came for or wanted to try. I've eaten alot of japanese food, and heck A lives on the stuff having travelled to japan. But what they advertise is surely what they deliver. From the word go if your looking for Authentic Japanese fine food ( No, don't look for california rolls here) this is the place to go. The Flavors explode in your mouth, each course was yummy...although at the same time i wish they put more in my plate because it felt like i was being teased. My Favourites were "Amuse- Bouche" consisting of Pacific oyster and salmon roe with citrus soy sauce, Prawn marinated in Nanban Sauce ( Shudder in delight), Wagyu Sirloin Steak with garlic soy sauce, seared Tuna with Daikon and last but not least ....Dessert! So i mentioned half of the whole menu....so go try it out! 4/5 birds:) Beso!
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