Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kobe Jones, Sydney--- Perfect for Two A La Carte Menu

 My friend purchased 2 vouchers from Scoopon to Kobes Jones. It was a set a la carte menu, "perfect for two". Instead of paying $135 per person, we were only required to fork out $67.

When we got into the restaurant I think we were both in awe, the interior was stunning. We were seated next to the harbour view. Though it was a freezing cold night the heaters were powerful we were nice, warm and cozy. In fact, the seats were so comfortable we were both ready to take a nap.

We arrived at about 6.05PM, my friend ordered a cocktail.. i forgot what it was called but it tasted like pineapple juice and cough medicine.
Our first course came in about 20-25mins. NUMBER ONE SPECIAL to share (top left) - Wrapped in Hiramasa kingfish, filled with fake crab meat salad + avocado baked with Kobe Jones secret sauce (some sort of special mayo). It was yummy, a little disappointed that it was fake crab meat, or it tasted a lot like fake crab meat (correct me if i'm wrong, it was extremely dark and i couldn't see) nonetheless it was tasty.

 This plate came next. We each received a plate of this. Clockwise from the left:

 SEAFOOD POKE (in cup) - Hawaiian-style sashimi cubes, marinated in poke sauce (very garlic-y it was nice though)

DYNAMITE TUNA HANDROL Seaweed cone filled with rice, raw tuna, tomago and a touch of chilli -- HOLY COW was that chilli hot!!!! My tongue was burning for 5 mins. I thought this roll was average, the seaweed was extremely fresh though.

ANAGO SCALLOPS - Tempura Hokkaido scallops, stuffed with crab salad and asparagus, and drizzled with a bittersweet soy sauce glaze <--- i really liked this, tempura anything is good.

OYSTER SHOOTER - In mango-infused sake <-- putting the whole thing in a cup was a pretty dull idea, i'm not an oyster eater but I was ready to scold the whole thing down. I tipped the contents in the cup down my throat and all i tasted was light sake, the alcohol wasn't potent, there was some sort of chopped onions or something but the oyster was stuck. The oyster was very fresh.... I drank all the sake + onions I dugged the oyster out... I chickened out, i couldn't do it so my friend ate it. I like oysters w/ cheese, chives and tabasco sauce.

LOLLIPOP SUSHI - Tuna, snapper, salmon, crab salad, asparagus and smelt roe, wrapped in thinly peeled cucumber with soy sauce vinaigrette <--- This was nice, fresh, but then again, everything there was fresh!
BONDI ROLL (to share) - Oven-baked prawns, layered on a crab salad avocado roll, with special cream sauce and spicy rush with chilli <--- the praws were very tender, some what generous. The sauce was GOOOOOOOD it was very creamy, the rolls were nice too I liked this.
 ALASKAN CRAB - Grilled to highlight the sweetness and served in the shell with fresh lime <--- not a crab eater, but i did taste the sweetness of this uhh... crab leg. I'd rather something grilled with more flavor, but it was tasty nonetheless.

 WAGYU HOT ROCK - Self-cook your wagyu beef on the hot rock just the way you like it, served with dipping sauce <--- this was exciting!!! We got to cook our own wagyu beef. The dips were ginger sauce, salt +pepper and citrus sauce. The beef was really tender it was quite yummy, we even hot rocked the mushroom salad on the side.
SUSHI ME 2 - Vanilla cheesecake, fresh fruits topping, served with almond sauce and our famous chocolate chopstick <--- after thorough deliberation we decided with the cheesecake. It was cheesecake or green tea creme brulee... i love brulee but not sure about green tea brulee... awkward. Plus, the cheesecake (on the menu) sounded like it was a bigger serving than the brulee... oh how wrong we were!
I swear that wasn't vanilla cheesecake, it was ricotta cheesecake. The almond sauce was nice and the chocolate chopstick was not what i imaged, instead of chopstick it was pretty much just solid dark chocolate. A little disappointed with the dessert.

Overall we were pretty content, it was quite an experience! Definitely will be using scoopon later on if they continue to have nice restaurants!

Ambiance 10/10
Service 10/10 (the staff were absolutely DELIGHTFUL!!!)
Food: 8.5/10
Value for money 6/10

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