Tetsuya’s – Sydney

Hi Everyone!

So a couple of weeks ago my friends (Tommy, Jenny, Clement, Richard, Kerry, Charley and Mona), the boyfriend and I went to Tetsuya’s. We were all so excited as we had been given a private room which we needed during our ‘talks’ throughout the night. Many people have heard of Tetsuya’s, but many people also disagree with the price tag. I have been lucky enough to have been to Tetsuya’s twice now, the first was when my best friend took me there for my 19th birthday (then it was only $175pp, now $200pp). But the excitement was still there. Without further ado, we shall start with our meal.

Butter with Black Truffles and Ricotta

Warm Bread

Warm Chestnut Soup

Pacific Oysters with Rice Vinegar and Ginger

Sashimi of Kingfish with Blackbean and Orange

New Zealand Scampi Tails with Curd and Scampi Jus

Confit Petuna Ocean Trout with Konbu, Celery and Apple

Grilled Fillet of Barramundi with Braised Wood Ear and Chestnut Mushroom

Braised Ox Tail with Sea Cucumber and Yuzu

Twice-Cooked De-Boned Spatchcock with Truffle and Barley Risotto

Seared Veal Fillet with Sea Urchin and Wasabi Butter

Pear Sorbet

Bread and Butter Pudding

Cannellini Beans with Mascarpone and Soy Caramel

Chocolate Pave with Cream Cheese Ice Cream and Cinnamon Twigs

Macarons – Macadamia, Pistachio and Strawberry

Photos courtesy of Jenny Wang.

By the end of the night we were all quite full. All the dishes were delicious. Although my personal favourite would have to be either the oysters or the scampi. I just love scampi!

I did miss my Lemon Scented Floating Island with Vanilla Bean Anglaise though. I was looking forward to it as well. It was the most memorable part of the meal the first time I went to Tetsuya’s. But I was still satisfied with what was served.

What made my experience even better was that I was with such a great group of friends. I love how they’ve all contributed to my blog in their own little way. Especially to the boyfriend who takes me to all these different places. Thank you to you all.

I think if you have a chance to go to Tetsuya’s, you should go. It is quite pricey, but it is well worth it. Soak in the ambiance, soak in the food. You will enjoy it all. I hope I will have more chances to go to Tetsuya’s. I would also love to someday go to Tetsuya’s new restaurant Marina¬†Bay Sands, Waku Ghin. Who wants to go on holidays to Singapore with me?

Happy nom nom nom-ing!

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Lunch on Lawson’s – Sydney

Hi Everyone!

A couple of weeks ago I signed up for Lunch on Lawson’s in Sydney. Basically, all you had to do was sign up to the free lunches you wanted to attend, print off the confirmation email and head to that restaurant on the day to pick up your free sandwich. So I spent the next 2 weeks driving around Sydney getting free sandwiches. Some places even gave out free loaves of bread. Yum! So here is my collection of lunches that I had during that fortnight.

Vivolicious

Stone Mill Wholemeal bread, spread with homemade semi dried tomato relish and filled with baby rocket, sliced roasted pumpkin chargrilled pesto chicken and brie.

Cheeky’s Spanish Lawson Lamb

Original White bread spread with roasted garlic mayonnaise and filled with lime and peppered marinated lamb backstrap, grilled onion and capsicum with smoked paprika, XVOO, rocket and Roma tomatoes.

Pannino Blu

Settlers’ Grain bread spread with Italian home made mayonnaise and filled with San Marino prosciutto, provolone cheese, wild rocket and semi sundried tomatoes.

Alaskan King Crab and Wild Lime

Original White bread, thinly spread with shipped mayonnaise and filled with wild lime pearl, pea tendrils, Alaskan snow crab, flying-fish roe (tobiko) and shredded iceberg lettuce.

Settlers King Prawn Furikaki

Settlers’ Grain bread, thinly spread with lemon aspen mayonnaise and filled with red oak lettuce, tomato, smoked crispy bacon rasher and cooked king prawn salad sprinkled with Furikaki seasoning. The lettuce, tomato and prawns have been dipped in herbal active powder.

Mumu Pulled Pork Sandwich

Homestead Seed & Grain bread lightly spread with whole egg mayo and filled with apple coleslaw and pulled pork.

All the sandwiches were delicious. It was made even more so due the fact that they were all free. Unfortunately, none of the sandwiches looked like the ones photographed in the ‘Good Sandwich Guide’ booklet. My photos don’t do them justice. However, every time you go get a sandwich, they give you a ‘Good Sandwich Guide’ booklet with all the sandwiches they gave out all around Australia. This is good as it encourages people to try and make their own tasty sandwiches as all the ingredients are listed.

Although they say this is a one off event, I hope they do this again in the future. It’s good marketing for Lawson’s. But they didn’t need to try and convert me. I buy Lawson’s bread all the time as the boyfriend loves it.

Thanks to these groups for the free lunches:

  • Lawson’s bread
  • Vivo Cafe
  • Cheeky Food Group
  • Il Locale Blu
  • Mumu Grill
  • Eleven Kitchen and Cellar
  • Ice Cube

But for now, everyone should sign up for the Chef’s Armoury FREE event. Hope to see some of you guys there.

Happy nom nom nom-ing!

Chef’s Armoury – Sydney Event

Hi Everyone!

I received a newsletter from Chef’s Armoury (one of the sponsors of the Iron Chef event in Sydney a couple of weeks ago). Inside there was a section where you can sign up for free events that will be happening in Roseberry in August. They sound quite interesting so I will be attending some of them with the boyfriend and his sister. If you guys are interested you should sign up as well.

Events that are still open include:

Saturday 7 August

Sashimi and Filleting Demonstration 10:30am

Kyoto Green Tea and Sweets 1:00pm

Saturday 21 August

How to make Takoyaki Demonstration 11:00am

The Saturday 24 July How to Make Authentic Oden and Nabe Demonstration is fully booked but we have been put on the waitlist. Hopefully you guys have some time to go.

Check out their free events link: http://www.chefsarmoury.com/classes-and-events/sydney-events/cat_82.html

Happy nom nom nom-ing!