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Published May 16th 2015
Eat amazing Aussie food with an iconic view
Sometimes it's okay to indulge in an expensive restaurant located at Darling Harbour. We were drawn in by Blue Fish due to its popularity on a cold Monday night. It was probably the most popular restaurant along Darling Harbour, which is understandable as it is on the corner of a pier, with front view of Pyrmont Bridge and right in front of South Steyne Floating Restaurant.
Flicking through the menu, we were immediately struck by its colourful pictures. Blue Fish offers a wide range of Aussie food (perfect for the overseas tourists!), especially seafood, which are supplied by the Sydney Fish Market daily. However, they also offer other eccentric foods such as American buffalo.
I ordered a "Seared Kangaroo Skewers with sweet potato fries & smokey hollandaise" without hesitation, as I always try to eat kangaroo whenever I go out to restaurants. My friend went with a "Fisherman's Basket- fish fillet, crumbed prawns & calamari rings, BBQ calamari, seared scallop & BBQ king prawn served with chips & tartare sauce". She absolutely loves seafood, so I wasn't surprised with that choice.
Although we had to wait for about half an hour for our food, I guess it was because the restaurant was quite busy. I personally didn't mind, as I was able to soak in the beautiful view while chatting to her. I couldn't complain, I was sitting next to a heater. Not to mention our waitress kept asking if we needed anything, while cracking jokes every time she talked.
I have to say, my kangaroo dish was definitely worth the wait for. I've eaten kangaroo dozens of times before, but this one was definitely on the top of my list. The kangaroo meat easily slipped off the skewer, so I was able to eat a clean meal without using my hands. The roo meat was easy to chew and was very succulent and flavoursome. It had enough taste without the hollandaise sauce. However, the sauce was my favourite part of the dish. It was very creamy and buttery, which you might think is totally opposite to what the roo meat would taste like, but somehow these two seemingly dissimilar tastes combined together very well. At first, I wondered why they'd use hollandaise sauce, as it seemed like something you've have for breakfast, but that's because this hollandaise sauce wasn't your classic one! The chef obviously created its twists to go with every component of the dish, including the sweet potato fries. Speaking of the fries, I loved them! Now, I'm not a fan of potato chips, due to its oiliness, but these sweet potato fries still retained its taste without being overpowered by salt. Since visiting the restaurant, I've been inspired to cook sweet potato fries everyday. The only downside of the dish was its rocket salad, but that's simply because I just don't enjoy their taste.
My friend's dish also got a thumbs up. She's not a fan of fried food, so she didn't love some of the components, but how hard is it to find seafood in a restaurant that's not fried? However, one thing she loved was the generous size of the prawn, which she said was very easy to peel, and the chef had cleaned it perfectly. She also said the food was very fresh and tasty in general, so of course, she obliterated the whole dish.
Another perk about this lovely restaurant was that they had a saltwater fish tank, which to my understanding would be very hard to maintain. After we paid our bill, my friend and I simply stood there for at least 5 minutes to watch the fish swim. I know, it's embarrassing for an adult to do that, but we were definitely entertained.