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06 September 2011 @ 09:45 pm
Shiki  
I just read on twitter that Shiki is celebrating their 27th anniversary! Shiki (Argyle St, The Rocks) is the longest established Japanese reaturant in Sydney and though my parents dined here when they first arrived in Australia some 23years ago, it was only earlier this year that I dined here for the first time. It's quite fancy, the interior is roomy and the dark furnishings matched with the jazz music made it that much more romantic.

We were here with another couple and the staff gave us the flexibility of ordering degustation as well as the a la carte menu. Our besties opted to order the monthly degustation which changes each month which is a very good reason to go back each month to try something new! On the other hand Bill and I chose a few items from the a la carte menu. We ordered the Deluxe Sashimi platter a chefs selection of sashimi which included thick pieces of fresh succulent ocean trout, maguro (tuna), hamachi (kingfish), tai (snapper), hotate (scallop) and bonito and followed by Wagyu Sirloin steak cooked to order medium rare and served with ponzu - my favourite condiment. While I was happily eating away at my Seafood Chawanmushi our pink ganen plate arrives along with the seafood platter. Shiki is known for their pink ganen (rock salt) hot plate which is a natural salt from the Himalaya which won me over with the phrase "absorbs the excess fat making it extremely healthy" and "no chance of food being burnt" - a win for both Bill and I since we had to cook it ourselves. The seafood was grilled lightly on the pink salt plate bringing out the natural flavour of the seafood and since it absorbed a small amount of the pink salt I found it quite cleansing on the palate. I'm a sucker for shiratama so when I spot this on the menu we finished the night off on a sweet note sharing a dessert plate of Green Tea ice cream, red bean, strawberries and shiratama.

If you're in the mood for traditional Japanese food which is a little fancy you should definitely consider Shiki. I'm looking forward to trying one of their monthly degustations next time.

Shiki Sydney

Umeshu

Deluxe Sashimi Plate

Wagyu Sirloin Steak


Seafood Chawanmushi

Natural Pink Ganen plate

Pink Salt Seafood plate

Dessert Plate

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lateraleating.wordpress.com on September 6th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
Beautifully presented food. I've tried few restaurants in The Rocks, gotta get there more often!
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on September 12th, 2011 08:15 am (UTC)
I've been in Sydney for a helluva long time and I still haven't tried all the goodies around The Rocks!
Susan ThyeSusan Thye on September 7th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
teehee the chawanmushi container is super cute
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on September 12th, 2011 08:15 am (UTC)
They served a green tea pannacotta dessert in that too!
Sugarpuffisugarpuffi on September 12th, 2011 08:05 am (UTC)
wow that pink salt seafood plate looks fantastic!
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on September 12th, 2011 08:16 am (UTC)
It was delish!
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