Perhaps it's no wonder that you can find such great sushi in Perth. After all, the city sits on the shores of the vast Indian Ocean, with all its wealth of seafood to call on. There's also a substantial Japanese community in the city and this has has helped to create a thriving Perth sushi scene. With such a rich source of seafood on the doorstep, the choice is almost endless and you can enjoy all of your favourites, along with some local Perth sushi specialities, and you can decide to go casual or splurge on one of the more exclusive Perth sushi restaurants for a special treat.
Eating at a sushi restaurant in Perth is one of the best ways to enjoy the fabulous local seafood available in the city. This includes shellfish such as mudcrabs, Kimberly scampi, Rottnest Island Crayfish and Bremer Bay abalone. You’ll also find juicy prawns, fresh squid and octopus alongside local fish like snapper, barramundi, flounder, sole, herring and red mullet. These fine ingredients are then transformed into the most delicious dishes by the skillful chefs of Perth's premium sushi restaurants.
Sushi and saki are made for each other, and what could be better than a couple of avocado rolls and a saki with friends? But let’s break things down a bit. Nori rolls are always popular in Perth's sushi bars, as is tuna and masago, along with the ever-delicious salmon skin roll. Kimbap is a Korean twist on Japanese tradition, made with cooked meats or fish and wrapped in seaweed. The futomaki roll is good for those with heartier appetites and is an roll made with an egg-based omelette, seafood and pickled vegetables. For the more adventurous, there's always the famous fugu sashi. This is made from the notorious puffer fish and needs the most skilled preparation to ensure safety. This one is certainly not for the faint hearted.
Perth sushi chefs are an adventurous lot, so it's no surprise that they have created their very own dishes. Why not try a fish and chip roll, with tempura fish, roe, chips and tartare sauce? Another Perth sushi favourite is the baconator, a sushi roll featuring – yes, you've guessed it – bacon. A more classic approach is the spider roll, packed with local soft shell crab or teriyaki chicken with guacamole and caramel is another strange-sounding fusion dish that actually works very-well indeed.
Eating out with friends is a great way to socialise and Perth's sushi bars are an ideal choice for catching up with friends. The huge variety on offer means that there’s something for every taste and preference and you can also have as few or as many dishes as you like, so the biggest or smallest of appetites are satisfied. The constant arrival of exciting new food – often coming on the train – helps to create a sense of theatre too, which adds to the buzzy atmosphere of the dining experience.
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