Monday, May 24, 2010

Nobu- Crown, Melbourne

I've been to Nobu Melbourne a couple of times and everytime it's never failed to disappoint so I decided to treat everyone to dinner there on Sunday night. We had the usual suspects.....if you've ever dined at Nobu, you'll know what to order. Did I hear someone shout 'Black Cod with Miso'? :D Right, let's get on with it. Pics are rather blur as the digital camera didn't take pics well under yellow lowlight. 

Of course we had the Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapenos- YUM x1000000000000. Love the coriander- the mixture of flavours just makes this dish pop. A definite must-try for a party in your mouth.

Haro it's me again (since Mom says there's no pics of me on this blog in most of my posts).

I'm sitting here looking at the pic below and wondering why I have such a huge head+face :s Now, onto more appetising things- next pic please!

Spicy miso chips, tuna and scallop. This dish was rather forgettable- I probably wouldn't order this again but the spicy miso chips were actually fried lotus root. I can imagine myself going through a whole packet of fried lotus root chips in one sitting watching 30 Rock.

Cripy rice with spicy tuna- I loved this dish as well. The cubes are fried sushi rice (although they do tend to stick to your teeth a lil) and you're meant to have it with the spicy tuna in the little bowl, topped off with a dash of light soy sauce. If you're a big fan of spicy tuna like me (if you haven't tried the spicy tuna sushi rolls from Kenzan GPO you're missing out BIG TIME), you'll enjoy this cos half the fun is mixing all the elements of this dish together and eating it.

Another dish that's on the must-order list- Baby tiger prawn tempura with ponzu sauce. These were great prawns- fresh and juicy to the taste, however the sauce made the batter on the prawn soggy :( I think the chefs have a best mate in this ingredient called Salt and were a little too heavy handed with it and we all ended up with wrinkled lips hahahaha.

The star of the menu- Black Cod with Miso. Yet another popular dish but once again, so salty! It used to be so much better when they first opened the restaurant. Majorly disappointed with this one.

Duck hot pot with green tea soba- I would've prefered the duck to be a bit more cooked but thought the soup was tasty enough, and the green tea soba was the right texture and went well with everything.

We were of the opinion that most of the dishes had an element that screamed TOO MUCH SALT- maybe the salt overload made us stay back and order dessert? When in doubt, choose to have everything! Lol, we opted for the Nobu tasting platter and this certainly redeemed the whole meal! From L-R:
-Suntory whisky capuccino layered with crunchy coffee cacao, coffee milk ice cream and Yamazaki whisky foam (this was good!)
- Tofu cheesecake with green tea crumble, berry compote and tuile (what is tuile? I only just found out that it's a type of lightweight, dry, crisp cookie. this was also delish)
- Green tea trifle mousse layered with vanilla almond and coconut meringue and milk chocolate ice cream, with lime and vanilla foam (yummmmmmmm- I seriously would have all these desserts in normal size)
- I seriously have no idea what the sorbet on the spoon is....
- Warm chocolate satandagi filled with pistachio and chocolate ganache in a Japanese bun (similar to  a chocolate fondant but Asian influenced with something that resembles a doughtnut)
Seriously this dessert platter surpassed my expectations. I'd have this over the Black Cod with Miso anyday, and I'm not a huge dessert fan.

Off to bed- ready to face another Monday! Have a good one peeps. ( In case you haven't figured it out yet- this is a scheduled post so the Monday comment might not make sense :D ) Good night!

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