July 14th, 2016

Australasia - Review

By What Sass Says Blog

 

So Australasia has been on my list of places to visit for a while now. It is a very iconic restaurant in Spinningfields, Manchester where you enter a glass pyramid to actually get into the restaurant. The pyramid leads you down a staircase and into the beautiful interior that is Australasia. Everything from its location underneath the Armani store, to the pearly white decor screams class and elegance and you really do feel as though you have stepped into another world. After a warm welcome we were led to our booth and left to look through the beautiful and very tempting menu.

Australasia - Review

At Australasia, you can either choose a starter and main or you can enjoy a selection of smaller dishes. We went for the selection of dishes and I am so glad we did this.  Our choice of sushi dishes were delivered first and as a HUGE sushi lover I was completely in my element. I really do wish I could eat here every day. We chose the Seared Teriyaki Beed Nigiri Sushi, the Tasmanian Kingfish Sashimi and the Spider Rolls. They were presented so beautifully and tasted so so fresh. We were given some grated wasabi and soy sauce on the side to dip these into also.

Australasia - Review

Next came another collection of the dishes we ordered: the Tempura Soft Shell Crab, Pork Wantons and Seared Pigeon with Thai Cucumber and Mango. The crab was just divine. I mean anything that has ‘Tempura’ in the name is bound to be good but add crab into the mix too and the Australasia chefs and you’ve got the perfect combination. The pork again was delicious. I wasn’t so sure on the pigeon myself – I found it a little too raw for my liking but Tom loved it. It certainly looked very impressive with the cucumber and mango.

Australasia - Review

Finally they delivered our Warm Duck Salad with Papaya and Peanuts and BBQ Lamb Cutlets. Both of the dishes were so so good. The duck meat was cooked to perfection and the lamb cutlets were so tasty. Again, both dishes looked so lovely and there was an immaculate attention to detail. Everything just worked so well. There are so many more dishes on the menu that I would love to try and I really do want to come and visit Australasia again soon.

Australasia - Review
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A menu of Pacific Rim flavours underpinned by European cooking tradition, an exotic blend of Indonesian and Southeast Asian influences. Australia's strong ties with Japan also help determine taste and style.