[box_alert]Rise Restaurant is now under new management and has had a change of head chefs[/box_alert]
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.
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…
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.
fresh market sashimi
duck confit salad with sesame miso sauce, soft shell crab sushi roll and spicy tuna tartare in wonton cup
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!
pan fried marinated chicken, potato croquette, creamed vegetable with Tonkatsu mustard sauce
I’ll probably be back to Rise soon. They have birthday specials for members!
23 Craigend Street, Darlinghurst