Saturday, February 22, 2014

Golden Fields @ Melbourne

Tastefully elegant in its simplicity, comfortably welcoming in this sun-kissed setting, Golden Fields, run by the team behind Melbourne hotspot Cumulus Inc, feels like an ideal venue for an enjoyably leisurely lunch, a short tram ride from the city centre.

As Golden Fields describes it, the menu provides "a personal interpretation of chef Andrew McConnell's favourite Asian eating experiences," gleaned from his years working in Shanghai & Hong Kong. Here's a modern menu that's no stranger to the allure of kimchi, wasabi, chrysanthemum leaves, Sichuan pepper & sesame paste.

Duckfish sashimi with salmon roe, scud chili, ginger & lime ($15), a delicate dish whose purity is punctuated more harmoniously than expected by resonant notes of tangy savouriness & gentle spiciness.

New England Lobster roll with hot buttered bun, cold poached crayfish, watercress & kewpie ($15). Light but lovably luscious.

Golden Fields' drinks draw deeply from a Japanese well, with relative rarities like Kyoto red rice sake ($22 for 90 millilitres).

Aged sake: 1978 Omiji Kijoshu From Shiga ($29 for 60 millilitres).

Golden Fields
2/157 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Melbourne
Noon through midnight, except Mondays


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14 comments:

  1. X 3+, will certainly think twice about going Down Under. Sobssss!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: here's hoping the exchange rate will become more favourable for you at a convenient time! :)

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  2. Ooo the sashimi looks so yum! Not to mention so pretty too. And the lobster rolls looks fab too. We need more of these good casual eateries in KL, me thinks!

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, true, we could use more casual places that emphasise both style and substance, heh :D

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  3. The lobster roll looks inviting!

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    1. Ken: it's deservedly one of their signature recipes here :D

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  4. Wooo I want that lobster roll! Hmmm I wonder can I find something similar here? :P

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    1. CK: heheh, maybe try to find some fresh prawns! :D

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  5. The sake!!! They must be good as it comes with that kinda price tag.

    Wilson

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    1. Wilson: yeah, they taste unique versus the regular house sake that we drink :)

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  6. Wow, I don't believe I have tried any of this, Sean!

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    1. Linda: i hope you manage to have the opportunity to someday =)

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  7. The Duckfish sashimi looks fresh and good, I beg it must be really tasty by looking at your photo ^^

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    1. Yeah, I really enjoyed that preparation, you're right! :)

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