>> December 11, 2010
I had high expectations for Flying Fish - I had read a number of reviews and saw photos from others visits. The number one thing that I wanted to try was their seared tuna.
Flying Fish is located at the end of Jones Bay Wharf in Pyrmont, right next to the water. We found easy street parking nearby but it took us a while to find it because google maps on my iphone lead us the wrong way!!
When we finally found it, I was ready to collapse at the bar with a drink.
After hanging at the bar for a while, we were soon ushered inside and upstairs to our table.
It was Sunday lunchtime and the restaurant was busier than I thought it would be. Almost every table upstairs was occupied.
Our waiter came around with the bread basket and asked us which bread we would like - white bread or soy with linseed and corn. Then he said those magic words 'or you can try both'.
Of course I want to try both!
The bread was warm, which in turn meant that the butter melted when it was placed on the bread.
Omg, the butter on the left side is possibly the best butter that I have ever tasted. It has carbonized salt (I think that's what the waiter said it was...), the salt has been charcoal-ed and gave the most amazing taste to the bread. I'm not ashamed to say that I ate the entire ball of that butter.
Anyway, since it was the most lovely weather outside, we had decided to go to the fish markets after Flying Fish. Hence we restrained ourselves on the ordering.
The only thing that I really wanted to try was the seared yellowfin tuna. It is on the menu as a starter but I asked for a main size.
pork & black pepper caramel ($42)
white balsamic potato, green grape, & beurre noisette ($44)
The blue eye was beautifully cooked, and fell apart with a slight prod of the fork. I also liked the hazelnuts and the creamy little potatoes.
We also ordered some chips to nibble on.
They were good chips indeed.
So it was a good lunch, but I probably wouldn't head back anytime soon - too many other places to try! I think it's a great location for drinks though, especially with good weather.
After Flying Fish, we headed off to the Fish Markets for some more delicious seafood. My idea of a perfect day!