My sister (who lives in London) was in town last week, and I took it upon myself to organise a dinner for 12 of her/our girlfriends. It wasn’t a hen’s party, it was just a simple dinner and gathering where we all could catch up.
She loves Japanese food, so I wanted to find a place that had great food, suitable for large groups, and was a bit special.
It was new, modern, stylish, lots of tables and room to move, a great capacity for large groups, and it had a big open kitchen.
I’m actually not sure what this cold dish was called. See? This is why I’m not a pro food blogger heh.
It was a platter of mini salmon and chicken tacos, and salmon and avocado entrees. And it was yummeh.
Although there were 12 of us, we kind of split ourselves into 3 groups of 4, and we ordered a few dishes to share between the 4 people. It just made things easier for us to share food.
The Tuna Tataki (Seared tuna, miso aoli and Japanese dry spice – $23) came out and I almost squealed with delight. I love cold Japanese dishes and this looked amazing.
The tuna was so soft and fresh. Its flavours were delicate and delicious. The miso aoli was heavenly!
This was the Gyu Tataki (Seared beef with garlic chips, chives, momiji oroshi scallion, ponzu sauce) $21
The beef was aaaaamazing! It was also soft and fresh, and it almost melted in my mouth. There was a bit of crunch from the scallion and a burst of salty and tangy flavours. It was such a joy to eat.
I wish I had to confidence to serve up raw beef at home.
Then we shared a Gindara Saikyo Yaki (Cod in saikyo miso marinate – $38) which was quite nice. I was told this was one of popular dishes.
However, the fish was not as soft and “fall-aparty” as the previous dishes. I think it could have been due to the fact that the girls and I were talking and talking, that we forgot to eat it straight away, and instead left it on the table (for a good 10 minutes) and it got a bit cold. Nonetheless, I could taste the infused miso flavour and it was really nice.
When all the food arrived, I was afraid that we didn’t order enough, but it was fine in the end. I even had lots of room for dessert.
We shared a Sushia Dessert Platter (which was a nice way to sample a lot of the desserts at once. I didn’t get the names of all the desserts, there was tofu cheesecake, ice cream, red bean pancake, mochi ice cream, chocolate mousse – $35).
I also had a non-alcoholic cocktail, Green Tea Punch (Lemon grass, fresh green tea syrup, fresh lime and apple juice -$14).
Overall it was excellent and I would definitely come back!
Sushia Izakaya and Bar, Perth
Brookfield Place, Basement Laneway