Experience authentic Japanese cuisine with a twist in the heart of Sydney
Sydney is not only famous for its fantastic views, towering architectures, and naturescape but also its Asian food scene – particularly Japanese. If you’re looking for a modern twist on Japanese classics, then head to Sokyo, Sydney’s top Japanese restaurant, which is strategically located in Level G, The Darling, The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street.
Head Chef Chase Kojima and his team use the finest local produce to create an ingenious menu of sashimi, tempura and mouth-watering meats cooked over the robata grill. And with its own fusion of uber-cool ambience and eclectic energy, Sokyo is an experience unlike any other.
It’s no wonder that Japanese is one of the most popular and loved cuisines in the world. Here’s a quick trivia –Japanese cuisine is based on rules of five to achieve balance, which is achieved by using five colours: white, black, red, yellow, and green, five cooking methods, and five flavours.
Love Japanese food but don’t know exactly what to order in a Japanese restaurant? We got you covered. In this article, we will list some of the best traditional Japanese dishes for your next Japanese restaurant visit.
Sushi. Seriously, who doesn’t know about the world-renowned sushi? Sushi is one of the most famous foods originating from Japan. It was a dish that was created in ancient times to preserve fish in fermented rice. What we have today is made with vinegared rice and fresh fish, created and served in hundreds of different ways and shapes.
Tempura. Tempura is perhaps one of the most eaten Japanese food in the world. It is a dish of battered and fried fish, vegetables, or any seafood. Special preparation is given to the way the ingredients are handled and cut as well as to the batter’s temperature and oil for deep-frying. Every piece is made to crisply fried perfection for every bite. In many restaurants, tempura is eaten with a dipping sauce. Did you know that in the Kansai region around Kyoto and Osaka, Tempurais dipped in flavoured salt?
Sashimi. Sashimi predates sushi as people were already eating it centuries before Japanese people started eating sushi. They enjoy eating raw fish without rice. The name “sashimi” actually refers to any thinly sliced raw food, which includes chicken (tori-zashi),raw beef (gyuu-sashi), or even horse (basashi). Regardless, fish and seafood are the most popular varieties.
Udon and Soba. Udon is a dense and chewy noodle made from wheat flour while Soba is made from buckwheat flour, soba has a long thin shape and firm texture. Both are one of the most popular foods in Japan because of its delicious taste, healthiness, and affordability. These meals can be eaten hot or cold and customized with hundreds of toppings and soup flavour.
Miso soup. Miso soup may be a simple soup to your eyes, but it’s a crucial Japanese food that’s served with almost all Japanese meal. It is made using dashi stock – either kelp or fish stock mixed with miso bean paste to create a savoury umami element to any meal. Sliced green onions, tofu, as well as ingredients like fish, pork, and clam, can be added for unique tastes.
Don’t forget to say “Itadakimasu,” which means the food is well received in Japanese before eating.
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