But the swap was rather overshadowed by the celebratory lunch in a place in the backblocks of Surry Hills on the unfashionable Cleveland Street.
|R K Tamang|
Here RK experiments with his own variations on classic Japanese dishes, regularly changing his menu and offering specials that he's sometimes still working on. On a quiet day, and lunches are usually pretty quiet in this neck of the woods, RK does it all himself, cooking and serving and discussing what might be the best wine accompaniment to any dish.
We ate grandly. A dish of marinated and spiced raw fish with some accompanying finely sliced potato chips, what he called a 'bouillabaisse' with big chunks of snapper in a miso-based syrup, some delicious pieces of squid fried in a tempura batter and some steamed pork belly in a bed of fine sweet potato mash.
|'...signature dish' (served in an ashtray!)|
He has a good wine list as well which only one of us delved into.
You come across a gem every now and again and this was one of them.
The restaurant website, with some gorgeous looking photos of its unique dishes can be found if you click here
|Ozu on Cleveland Street, RK San|