The latest: So, Edition Coffee Roasters is now open for dinner, on occasion. I couldn’t find clear information on their website or Facebook page, but luckily, on a Saturday night, they were open. It’s a limited menu, with plates to share. Between the three of us, we ordered pretty much one of everything except the edamame and daikon chips.
Generally, we liked it. There’s an interesting Japanese version of a taco, which is more like a wrap your own handroll, with a crisp bit of nori and some sashimi and rice to put in it. We had various other interesting Japanese influenced bites of food, but it was disappointing there wasn’t a bit more choice, nor one big substantial dish that was a standout.
On the other hand, this dish above, now that was a standout, and we liked it so much we ordered two servings. Agedashi tofu in a blackened caramel sauce. Perhaps the best agedashi tofu I have ever had. Worth going for just for that.
And here’s my review of breakfast from December 2016, which was itself an update on a review from the end of 2015:
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 (which seemed to climb to 16,000 views after this review and 7 likes).
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…