Yes, I have an obsession over Japanese cuisine and it excites me especially when it is fused with another cuisine. You might ask, what is it with Japanese food that I love? Everything! Over the years, Japanese cooking has always strived for perfection. At the sophisticated Kobe Jones in King Street Wharf, they do the fusion of Japanese cuisine with a California twist perfectly. Not only is the food great, but their decor and water views are amazing. Suitable for a romantic date, business lunch/dinner, a casual hang out with friends or a fancy family gathering.
Back to the food, we visited Kobe Jones with a mission of taking the Perfect for Two journey. Their Perfect for Two is not only perfect for two people dining, but also, perfect as a 7 course menu. I believe that to enjoy food, you have to enjoy it with all five senses. The Perfect for Two menu kindles all five. The food tastes good, it is nicely presented, an aroma that is very inviting, an interesting texture and the sound of sizzling wagyu beef (need I say more?).
|Number One Special|
First up, we were served with a baked Crab salad. It looked so nice that I could just stare at it with amazement for hours. It looked liked an ice cream but certainly did not taste like one. The crab salad and hiramasa kingfish with avocado baked in Kobe Jone’s special sauce was like a creamy dish baked in heaven.
|Seafood Poke, Anago Scallops, Oyster Shooter, Lollipop Sushi, and Dynamite Tuna Hand-Roll|
Next, we were each presented with a seafood plate consisting of a Seafood Poke, Anago Scallops, Oyster Shooter, Lollipop Sushi, and a Dynamite Tuna Hand-roll. The taste was so refreshing, delicate and light. The Seafood Poke, a Hawaiian style sashimi cubes marinated in poke sauce. The Anago Scallops are tempura Hokkaido scallops with a crab salad and asparagus, drizzled with a bittersweet soy sauce glaze. The Oyster Shooter is oyster in a shot glass with a mango infused sake. The Lollipop Sushi is tuna, snapper, crab salad, asparagus and smelt roe, wrapped in thinly peeled cucumber with soy sauce vinaigrette. The Dynamite Tuna Hand-roll is a seaweed cone filled with rice, raw tuna, tomago and a touch of chilli.
After that, The Seafood Tempura plate came out. It consisted of king prawns, tuna and oysters served with a dipping sauce. The Tempura king prawn was my favourite. The crunchy batter, fresh prawns and a touch of the dipping sauce made my knees weak. Yes, it certainly did. I love fried food and especially if they are battered Japanese style.
|Miso Citrus Lobster|
The Miso Citrus Lobster, was amazing! It was a grilled green Western Australian lobster served in a miso citrus sauce on a bed of steamed vegetables and wafu thermidor sauce. Remember when I mentioned Japanese cooking and perfection earlier? You can taste the perfect harmony of the sour citrus and creamy taste in this dish. The sauce brings the best out of the lobster.
|Vodka Lemon Sorbet|
The Vodka Lemon Sorbet was a good break from all the above. Again, the alcoholic kick of the vodka was well balanced with a lemon taste and it was very soothing to my liking.
|Wagyu Hot Rock|
The Wagyu Hot Rock was great. It came out as a self-cook type dish. A hot rock in the middle, with cubed slices of raw Wagyu beef, mushrooms, dipping sauces, salt and pepper on the side. The Wagyu beef experience starts once we placed the cubes of meat on the hot rock. The sizzling sound started feeding my sense of hearing and the sight of it cooking got me excited. Upon tasting the beef, my taste buds where suddenly in awe with the high grade flavour.
The Ama Ozen is a perfect finish to the Perfect for Two menu. It is Kobe Jone’s famous selection of dessert samplers with their trademark chocolate chopsticks. My favourite was the Green tea crème brûlée with a classic taste of a crème brûlée and a hint and color of green tea.
I will definitely go back to Kobe Jones and try their other dishes. Next time, a bigger serving of the Green tea crème brûlée is my mission for dessert! Kobe Jones, your food is very Yummy for my Tummy!
Kobe Jones Sydney
29 Lime Street King Street Wharf,
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 (0) 2 9299 5290