HAPPY VALENTINES DAY !!! I hope you all got spoilt by your sweet valentine or even if you don’t have a valentine I hope you managed to do something fun. So this year I decided to why not spend this day at Sokyo at Star City.
On previous visits to Star City it was always a gamble coming to eat here because there is always a minor queue for anything. So in advance I had booked two weeks prior to this day, so I could have a least a chance to get a table. Luckily I did !!! As it took me and my valentine a few minutes to discover where Sokyo was located, I managed to pass by a service counter and ask the lady. I felt so silly because she was facing right opposite the restaurant, which suggest Sokyo’s theme color black does not draw my eyes to find them.
As we sat down on our very spacious table, the waiter suggested some drinks because my valentine wanted a cocktail with a hint of lychee. Waiter came back and suggested lychee with watermelon and coconut martini. As soon as he finished describing the delicious cocktail, I had to order one for myself as well. And boy that cocktail was marvellous.
Our first entree pacific oysters was fabulous, the texture of the oyster was creamy, however I was disappointed at the size of the oysters because they were quite small
Second dish hokkaido scallop sashimi, which was one of my favourites to share was fresh, juicy, sweet and crisp because of the red onions and cherry tomatoes. Blended so well in my mouth.
Next was scampi, I personally was a fan of this dish because it seemed simple. But scampi was perfectly tender to eat.
During our third degustation, me and my valentine got so caught up catching up on gossip, we didn’t realize how far behind we were on eating, until the waitress arrived in her hand the signature Sokyo sushi.
Hence we must of ignored looking at the waiter and our table. Apparently moreton bay bug tempura , denkaguman and kob cuisine tenderloin arrived earlier than we expected during our deep and meaningful chat.
The moreton bay bug tempura was perfectly battered well. Denkaguman was my second favourite dish because of caramelized miso, fish was cooked to perfection, however I wasn’t a fan of the salsa, nor the cucumber, I believe it didn’t blend well together.
After finishing those dishes, kob cuisine tenderloin was our next mission to devour. Lucky we decided to eat this to the end because this was just mouth watering. The presentation of the tenderloin was lovely, the taste of it was so succulent and flavoursome, I had to secretly pinch a few slices off my valentine.
Finally our last savoury dish the signature Sokyo sushi, sadly disappointed me because of the flavour.
And what a perfect way to end the last degustation, dessert. This certainly knew how to make me smile. Presentation and taste of each variety was lovable. Along with our second drink orange mocktail that contain elderflower.
Overall, I wasn’t as satisfied with Sokyo degustation maybe because I personally love not sharing food. Every dish was for sharing and in my opinion to pay $120 per head, I don’t see why I have to share food in degustation. On a happier note I had a truly wonderful evening.
GONG HEY FAT CHOY’ to everyone who celebrates Chinese New Year. May you have good health, wealth and prosperity.
To start of my day I woke up at 6:30am to get ready for The Color Run 2013 , The Happiest 5Km On The Planet and I totally agree!
Was so excited in the beginning and to the finish line of the run, especially the end. There was a after color party, once you had finished running your 5km. Every 10-15mins explored color cornstarch powder, with vibrant music playing at the background. It felt like I was high on colors and also the crazy crowd was wild and entertaining, DJ knew what songs to get the crowd going and the MC was enthusiastic. I would of loved to dance my whole morning away.
But unfortunately I had to quickly rush home, change and head back out to celebrate Chinese New Year with my folks and relatives. As I greet myself in a lady like dress to relatives, flashing red and gold pockets appear in my face!! Also box of chocolates.
Seems like only reason I love Chinese New Year are red pockets, chocolate and massive feast, all day and night!
Here are just some photo moments of my colorful day.
To quickly summarize I managed to donate money to a good charity Heart Kids , did my first run for 2013, get to see my relatives, big feast day and night and finally satisfied to receive a pile of shiny red pockets!
Once again Happy Chinese New Year readers !
To start off with my first post I introduce you to MoVida in the heart of Sydney [50 Holt St,(cnr Gladstone St), Surry Hills, NSW 2010]. I did not know what to expect when I first entered the doors. It’s the kind of place I describe as ‘ TGIF’ hangout! The atmosphere is just absolutely relaxing, perfect for a small group of friends to chill out. Down to earth waiters casually introducing what’s good to eat and to top that off a friendly smile.
I could not restrict myself to not order a bit of everything, hence the photos. The menu description is exactly what you get! Almost everything you see is finger bites sizes, which is perfect for people like me who loves to try a variety of food all at once.
Overall, I had perfect meal even if the environment felt like it was the weekends, but it was at that time only a Monday night for me.