On an evening when a group of us were seeing Mamma Mia!, we needed to grab a quick meal near Star City Casino prior to the show’s scheduled start of 8pm. Eschewing the food on offer at the casino itself we found ourselves (and parking) at nearby Yuzu in Pyrmont, which is located at the ground level of a unit block that did not yet look occupied.
Being already a month into daylight saving the sun was still shining at dinner time and, with there being more tables situated outside anyway, we enjoyed our dinner al fresco under the slanted rays of the sun.
Most of us order the yuzu tea as we’ve read about it in various sources, and we agree that it has a flavour reminiscent of kumquats sweetened with honey – the stuff that Chinese mothers brew up when you have a cough or sore throat. At the bottom of the cup can be found slivers of yuzu peel.
To start with, we share a serve of fresh and plump takoyaki as well as a plate of gyoza which only comes with four dumplings to share between the five of us.
Between Monsieur Poisson and myself we order a mixed sashimi don, which comes with a few salad leaves hidden underneath and a bowl of miso soup on the side, as well as a karaage chicken udon.
Both are fairly standard in size but the rice becomes a little hard to eat with chopsticks alone towards the bottom of the sashimi don. The scallop is lightly seared and the salmon is positively orange in colour.
Whilst we all have our individual meals, we also have a salmon salad plus a mains-sized sushi plate plonked in the middle of our table for picking at. Although all the seafood tastes fresh, this is when we notice that the salmon is radioactively orange and Dr King adamantly refuses to polish off the last two pieces.
The poor sushi pieces – I don’t think I’ve been anywhere where we’ve rejected sushi!
Shop 7, 1 Scott St, Pyrmont NSW
Tel: (02) 9692 9898
Opening Hours: 7 days, I think?