Just over a year ago, I proposed Edition Coffee Roasters for a coffee meeting because it seemed to be exactly between Surry Hills and Potts Point… My coffee was delicious. The freshly baked cinnamon buns smelled too heavenly to pass up. We split one. It was fine; though the relatively healthy Scandinavian version rather than the weird big doughy North American ones (which are to die for).
I said at the time, ‘I’m coming back for lunch, because why wouldn’t you be interested in a Nordic-Japanese menu?’
And there my review on Zomato languished, getting just over 15,000 views.
And now, just over a year later, we were trying to get into Trunk Road whose website and google listing said they’d be open on Saturday at noon for lunch, but were not. Lucky for us. I finally had my long-awaited Scandinese breakie.
The menu here is really, truly interesting. I love Scandinavia and I love Japan, so to combine flavours and techniques of both regions into one place is pretty darn cool. We split the Masu No Misoni: organic miso-simmered trout with sushi rice and wasabi mayo. I thought that the rice looked a little too firm and dry, but it wasn’t. Served with a pickled carrot and perfectly presented for two people, this was delicious.
Then we had Yakuza in Black which was black sesame hotcakes with mango ganache and something with yuzu. Beautiful. Delicious. Not as rich as it looked (but pretty rich).
Also had a good coffee, and I’d like to come back and try everything on the menu.
I find it amusing that the name of the restaurant doesn’t appear anywhere, not in signage, not on the menu. Perhaps this is a place only for those in the know…