Scallop and salmon gunkanmaki
A colleague recently took me to Makoto in Sydney. It was the perfect plan. We were both a bit frazzled from being in a full-day meeting, so the intent was to grab some quick sushi, which we both love, then back to the hotel.
What I didn’t plan on was just how delicious the sushi was – which made us stay a lot longer than we originally planned to.
Soft-shelled crab handroll
Makoto has got to be one of the best sushi trains I’ve been to. The sushi trains you get here in Singapore don’t even compare. OK, Makoto has the benefit of fresh seafood from Sydney, but it really ups the ante with “regular” dishes like lobster or abalone gunkanmaki where the rice is wrapped in seaweed and the topping is placed on top, and dishes like soft shelled crab handrolls use beautifully crisp, lightly battered crab that you can actually see – not the usual soggy oily mush you get in Singapore sushi trains. I
I left all the ordering to my colleague and why not, the dishes kept coming, each one of them a delight.
Get there early though – we did, and nabbed the last two seats at the counter. An hour later there was a queue outside the door, and Liverpool street is not a very nice place to stand.
Makoto Sushi Bar
19 Liverpool Street (World Tower, corner Liverpool and Pitt)
Tel: (02) 9283 6767
Mon to Fri 11:30am – 2:30pm
Sat to Sun Noon – 3pm
Mon to Sun 5:30pm – 10pm