Friday, 4 May 2012
TOKO - SURRY HILLS SYDNEY
490 Crown St
What can we say but wow. Toko was amazing. The food, the service, the atmosphere - it all combined so well.
Sir was dining with the Princess and we sat at the robata grill and enjoyed the "show"while we ate amazing food.
We were fortunate to get there earlyish so we were seated straight away.
We then moved on to the watari-gani no karaage - crispy soft-shell crab with wasabi mayonnaise. Now I have to admit to being a bit of a sucker for soft shell crab and usually order it whenever I see it. Therefore it wasn't any great surprise to order it here - but it was again amazing. The crab was cooked to perfection. light and juicy on the inside and crisp on the outside. The highlight was also the wasabi mayonnaise - the Princess described it as making the tongue tingle without burning the mouth. The dish was a bargain at $18.20.
Our next dish was the wagyu no nigiri consisting of seared wagyu beef nigiri, eschallots and chives. We both agreed that we had never had wagyu that was as tender as this. Wow - it disolved in the mouth. We could have eaten several more of these - but then we would have missed out on other treats. The wagyu nigiri cost $16.20 - which is pricey for nigiri but considering it was wagyu and unbelievably good it was again a bargain.
We then finished with negima yakitori - or skewered chicken, spring onions and shichimi pepper. Again, the meat was amazingly tender. We actually watched them being cooked in front of us - being repeatedly dipped in the marinade and put back on the grill. It was droolably good to watch and just as good to eat. Although we were full by then it was all so good we debated what we would have doubled up on if we could have - and we couldn't agree. We also wouldn't have changed anything from the meal either. The yakitori cost $9.40.