Take some cubes of fresh sashimi, mix in some slightly spicy mayonnaise, sprinkle with flying fish roe, black sesame seeds and some sprouts and sandwich it all between two blistering, crispy fried wonton skins. This is the sashimi taco, one of the specials which we begin our meal with at Ainoya Japanese Restaurant.
It’s a quaint, cosy little restaurant tucked away on a side street in Milson’s Point, with sake bottles lined up against the wall near the entrance. There is a reasonable-sized sake menu so we choose a sake to go with our meal. We also get to choose our own sake cups from a range of different ones on a platter.
The menu is broken up into entree and main sections, along with sushi, sashimi and salad/side dishes as well. We decide to just order an assortment of dishes to share between us which means we get to taste a little bit of everything.