There was a choice between 3 set menus. The Yoshii Menu with Wines and Sake for $178, Yoshii Menu on its own for $130 and the Saqura Menu for $110. We all decided on the Yoshii course.
Dad ordered a bottle of red wine too which was like 60 bucks! So we only had one bottle of wine, which was fine for me for a Tuesday night. We were immediately giving little saucers filled with soy sauce and shortly after that our first course came.
Sea Urchin Egg Cup
This was unlike anything i had before. It came with a little spoon and all of us were unsure what to do with the soy sauce. Our waitress (who was the most lovely waitress i have ever had) informed us to eat the egg with the spoon and then put the soy sauce on the radish? underneath. The egg had a sort of miso soup flavour to it with the egg yolk in there as well as sea urchin and some other things. It was very tasty. I wouldn't want to be the one cutting the shells of the egg.... Next up was 5 little things on a plate
Quintuple of Entree
Clockwise from the shotglass was Japanese Somen Noodle with black truffle, Kobujime with lime sorbet, Deep Fried Whitebait with Parsnip Puree, Duck Breast with red apple flavoured dressing, and in the middle was a Tomato Mousse with Pumpkin Puree. These were all good, apart from the tomato mousse which didn't have much flavour for me, but my favourite was the whitebait. The flavours just went so well together, and i love deep fried foods! Next up was the black cod.
Black Cod Marinated with Blue Cheese Flavoured Miso
Oh my god this was so good. This was my second favourite dish of the night. The Cod just melted in your mouth and you could really taste the blue cheese, but it wasn't overpowering. This came with Melba toast, celery with bonito flakes and not sure what the other thing was. I could have eaten heaps more of that it was so good! Veal was next..
Milk Fed Veal Sashimi served with Forest Mushroom Dressing
This was very good too. The sauce was nice and sweet and the veal was so tender. I was a bit worried at first when it came out, cause it looked like a slice of beetroot on the top and both Mum and Dad hate beetroot (don't know why, my sister and I both love it), but i tasted it and it wasn't. I don't know what it was, cause it didn't have any flavour. I think it was just there for texture. Then came the Fish Cake..
Daily White Fish, Scallop and Blue Swimmer Crab Cake steamed in Ginger Flavoured Bonito Stock
I must say that we were all little confused as to which was the fish cake. The colourful square on top tasted fishy, but didn't have the right texture and then the fried thing underneath had the texture but not the flavour...it looked pretty though! Next was the main course, the Wagyu!
Rose Gum Smoked Wagyu Beef with Horseradish and Turnip Puree with a Tamari Reduction
This was like melt in your mouth good, and look at all the pretty vegetables! I have never had wagyu before and i will definitely be having it again soon. Of course this was my favourite dish of the night and the reason we went for the Yoshii Menu. Then we had a lemongrass sorbet to cleanse the pallet
This was very refreshing! Dad and I were sure that there was some type of alcohol in this, but wasn't sure what it was. Later found out it was champagne! How could I have not got that. I have had a few champagne bottles in my time...and in case you weren't full after all of that next came a big plate of sushi!
I have had good sushi before and this was good sushi. I have never had eel (which is the one down the bottom) and now i would say it is my favourite! I had a light lunch in preparation for this, so i had no problem finishing it all, but Mum and Dad went out for lunch so they were struggling a bit with this. This also came with a miso soup, but i didn't take a picture of that. To finish there was a selection of 3 desserts. A Marscapone Mousse, some red bean infused wasabi dish and a Crepe filled with Sweet Potato and an Orange Sauce. M&D both went for the mousse and I went for the crepe. They were very nice, but it wouldn't be something I would choose for dessert normally.
Crepe with Sweet Potato
Us before the feast!
115 Harrington Street
The Rocks, NSW
Lunch Tues - Fri from Noon
Dinner Mon - Sat from 6pm