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Shiki Restaurant @ Intercontinental

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Published April 15th 2013
Are you looking for the ultimate Japanese experience?
Shiki Restaurant, located at the Intercontinental Hotel on North Terrace, will be sure to blow your mind.

Sit back and relax in-front of your personal chef who will put on a show as he creates spectacular meals right before your eyes.

Although it's not a place you can go all the time (unless you're cashed up), I would definitely recommend you try the set menu of 'Keyaki', which is a 9-course meal (I know it sounds like a lot but trust me, you will eat the entire thing regardless!)

The course begins with a sashimi selection of local seafood, which includes Tasmania Atlantic salmon, Queensland yellow fin tuna and Spencer Gulf king fish served with a light soy sauce. For me, this was the perfect beginning to something I knew was going to be amazing.

Second course was a Japanese wakame and tosaka seaweed salad with a sesame and citrus vinegar dressing. To be entirely honest, I felt like I was eating seaweed directly from the ocean, so this would have been the biggest downfall of all the different meals I tried. Nevertheless, it was a funky experience.

Next up was a tempura Queensland soft shell mud crab with a creamy miso sauce and I must say, it was so delicious that I was tempted to ask for more.
Soft shell mud crab

Fourth course was asparagus and snow peas in a sweet tonkatsu sauce; possibly the most amazing snow peas and asparagus I've ever tasted.

Now we're getting closer to the good part. Queensland barramundi served with a light soy butter sauce was the perfect follow up to all the meals I had tried. It just crumbled into pieces and was cooked to perfection.

The next course was probably one of my favourites - steamed Moreton Bay bugs in a garlic and herb butter. This was one of the meals I was not willing to share!

The seventh course was Premium Darling Downs wagyu beef striploin with green peppercorn. The most tender beef I have ever tried - and I'm not normally a beef kinda girl.

The last savoury dish to come out was one I had been craving for a long time - vegetable fried rice with miso soup and Japanese pickles. Everybody loves a good fried rice and our cute little chef (sorry, forgot his name) made it to perfection. Watching him as he cooked this was amazing to see - the technique he used had us all in awe.
Our chef cooking up a storm

Sadly, once dessert came out, I knew the courses were coming to an end - but at least it finished with a bang. Vanilla panna cotta with Mandarin segments was brought out in a martini glass and the flavours blew my mind. This was topped off with a beautifully fragranced T-bar green sencha tea to soothe and calm the stomach after eating so much.

This entire meal cost $140 per person, however it was definitely an experience of a life-time and I would recommend it to anyone who loves Japanese food.
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Why? For the ultimate Japanese Teppanyaki experience
When: 7 days a week (dinner only 6pm - 11pm)
Phone: (08) 8238 2382
Where: Intercontinental Hotel Adelaide, North Terrace
Cost: Courses start from $95per person
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