Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sydney Trotting - Where East Meets West

On the second night in Sydney , me and Yoshi decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner at Blancharu a French Japanese restaurant. We both have not had much French food ,the most we had was probably a couple of croissants for breakfast. Blancharu had a reasonably priced menu and also being located in Elizabeth Bay, it was right next to the infamous Kings Cross and pretty close to where we were staying at Potts Point.



Al Alamein Fountain - The famous meeting point in Kings Cross






Only 6621Km from Kuala LUMPUR! not Lumpar!

Due to my prior greediness or having a large pie at Harry's Pie only a couple of hours before dinner; we decided to share between the two of us a 4 course degustation and an extra entree. Instead of a 7 course degustation each we had initially wanted. We were first greeted by a nice warm freshly baked bun each.


We decided to go for Foie grasChawanmushi’ with Dashi Broth for our entree'. Honestly it was a little too French for my Asian tongue, but it wasn't too bad ... and we did finished everything on the plate.

Next we had the Sushi platter; with cucumber and umeboshi( plum) ,salmon, unagi(eel) and scallop sushis. The winner on the plate was the scallops... which exploded and released a nice charred flavour .


The next dish that came was the black ink squid pasta, which was also another first for us. A dish which I had always wanted to try but never had the chance.For some reason I always had the impression it would be bitter or sour; maybe because it is black and it comes out from a squid, but it was actually tasty and flavourful and was probably my favorite dish of the night.

The twice cooked duck breast came next, which was nicely cooked... tender on the inside with a lightly crisp skin .


Desserts came next, and the kind people at Blancharu gave us one for free as we were celebrating a special occasion. A beautifully fluffy almost sponge like Soufflé, served with lime sorbet was a match made in heaven.

Traditional Crème Brûlée and coffee ice cream was the other dessert we ordered and it was delightful. Great blend of textures and taste, with the crisp of the burned cream and the soft sweat custard inside mixed gracefully with the coffee ice cream.
Location : Shop 1, 21 Elizabeth Bay Road,Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011
Taste: Great blend of flavours and taste from the east and west.

11 comments:

Girl Foodie said...

Did you just post this to make all your readers insanely jealous???
Literally all of my favourite foods in one sitting, I think my head would explode. I love the idea of Japanese/ French fusion!

Michelle Chin said...

Hey there. :)

Chow and Chatter said...

oh cool place never heard of Asian French combo

Rebecca

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

I love this place. Food is gorgeous!

Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose said...

the ink squid pasta looks most intriguing....

MaryMoh said...

Mmmmm...all the food here are just so tempting. Love the presentation and also they are in small portions.

Angie's Recipes said...

That fluffz Soufflé looks cool! Japanese and French cuisines share certain similarities: beautiful plating (that means many people touched your food before you touch it!) and stunning food show in front of the guests...

MONONOKE KITCHEN said...

These dishes look delicious !
Great blog !
I'm loving it.

That's Ron said...

@Girl Foodie: not to make them jeolous; just hungry ;)
@Michelle Chin: Hello there
@Rebecca: its not too bad
@Ellie: Have you been?
@kenzie :Yeah the ink was ... n was my fav
@Mary: Yea it does look tempting! i'm getting hungry as we speak
@Mononoke: Thanks!

EatTravelEat said...

Agree, squid ink pasta is good! I had it about threes years ago in Miami and it was so good since the version I had used fresh pasta. Mmm...

Foie Gras Chawanmushi? Never had heard that before. Although I am quite sure a French and Japanese restaurant in my area would serve it...

lechua said...

what a cool sign post!