Ocean Room: Tastes of the Sea

This year has started off with a bang, beginning with many inadvertent eating experiences. Thus far, the Ocean Room tops the list, and all at a wallet friendly price of $36/person. Can you imagine that?

Well folks, I'll let you in on a secret. For the month of Jan and Feb, several Japanese eateries in the city; 8 to be exact, have conspired to present the authentic flavors of Tokyo on exclusive menus, all this as part of Tokyo City Promotion. More information on this culinary exploration can be found on this website. So do grab this opportunity to feast and be educated at the same time.

I started off the meal with a special Tokyo Aged Pale Ale ($13.50). A rich manuka honey shade in color, this unique pale ale is derived from a secondary bottle fermentation process. So rich in flavor that I pictured floating sediments at the bottom of my glass. An excellent refreshment for a sunny afternoon.

Having made a reservation under the Tokyo lunch deal, our exclusive menus were already placed on the lacquered table tops before arrival. We dove straight away into our amuse bouche, wasabi prawn and anchovy & sorbet. The crostini holding up to the overbearing flavors of the anchovy and the quenelle of sundried tomato sorbet elevating this dish with it's bright and citrusy notes. The prawn was cooked to perfection, immaculately dressed with a heady wasabi sauce. If only there was more.

The main was an intimidating platter of sushi that could barely fit the length of the table. Sizing up the Edomae Sushi Collection, I had initial doubts that I could consume all sushi but that soon came to pass with the increasing pleasure of every devoured mouthful. The offerings of the day included, una, impreador, Spanish mackerel, herring, trout, prawn, conger eel and tamago; advise, put your inhibitions aside and TRY EVERYTHING, you're guaranteed to swoon and roll your eyes with every morsel.

We rounded off the meal with Hotondo Ichigo (meaning almost strawberry), a light dessert composition of strawberry mascarpone with beetroot chutney, freeze dried strawberry chips, pop-soda strawberry and minty lemon air. A dish that got me licking my spoon unabashedly. 

Ocean Room situated at the overseas passenger terminal at Circular Quay has had a long history of being one of Sydney's iconic dining destination. And this experience for me has warranted many stamps of approval to the establishment. Definitely a bucket list experience.

Ocean Room
Ground Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal
Circular Quay West,
The Rocks Sydney
Tel: 0292529585


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