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It’s been a while since I’ve last food blogged. To be precise, it’s been over 3 weeks of the flu, fever, cold, cough and aching joints. But seeing that my taste buds had started to come back to life, Zen and I decided to Rise again! Hooray to yummy sashimi!
The downside to dining out so soon was my excessive coughing. Not only did I feel like a nuisance for constanltly coughing, but I accidentally (and rather embarrasingly) blew out the tealight candle numerous times! Thank goodness the staff were always so friendly in offering to re-light it.
Starters were rice paper rolls with cured salmon omelette. The smoked ocean trout accompaniment and hummus was so good.

Rise Restaurant Omakase Degustation - rice paper rolls with cured salmon omelette, hummus and smoked ocean trout

rice paper rolls with cured salmon omelette, hummus and smoked ocean trout
Next was the clear soup, which was a lovely variation to my first visit. It was just as refreshing and left me lingering for more… mMmMmM…

Rise Restaurant Omakase Degustation - clear soup with prawn tempura and tofu

clear soup with prawn tempura and tofu
The sashimi was what we had really come here for. The sauces bring out the delicate textures of the fish so well. Each were beautiful in it’s own way… some of them had a soy base, others with hints of miso and sesame and another with something vaguely reminiscent of ponzu.

Rise Restaurant Omakase Degustation - fresh market sashimi

fresh market sashimi

Rise Restaurant Omakase Degustation - duck confit salad with sesame miso sauce, soft shell crab sushi roll and spicy tuna tartare in wonton cup

duck confit salad with sesame miso sauce, soft shell crab sushi roll and spicy tuna tartare in wonton cup

Rise Restaurant Omakase Degustation - grilled scallop and Bucatini pasta with coconut cream sauce

grilled scallop and Bucatini pasta with coconut cream sauce
The main dish was also simple in execution. The Tonkatsu sauce was rich and tangy… I mopped it all up with the potato croquette!

Rise Restaurant Omakase Degustation - pan fried marinated chicken, potato croquette, creamed vegetable with Tonkatsu mustard sauce

pan fried marinated chicken, potato croquette, creamed vegetable with Tonkatsu mustard sauce

Rise Restaurant Omakase Degustation - panna cotta

panna cotta
I’ll probably be back to Rise soon. They have birthday specials for members!
Rise Restaurant
23 Craigend Street, Darlinghurst

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.