Australasia serves modern Australian cuisine, combined with Pacific Rim flavours, underpinned by European cooking tradition to bring us the very definition of the word ‘fusion’.
The new additions to the menu include delectable dishes such as Sweet Potato Tempura, Mongolian Lamb Cutlets and Roasted Baby Aubergines.
Fans of Australasia’s signature dishes need not panic; old favourites including Blackened Cod in Roasted Hobo Leaf, Seared Teriyaki Beef with Sweet Soy and Spring Onion and, of course, their sensational selection of Sushi and Sashimi remain on the menu.
For those who like their sushi with a crunch, highlights are the crispy Korean fried chicken and soft-shell crab Tempura Rolls, which are lightly battered and fried before being served with a delicate Japanese dipping sauce called tentsuyu.
Australasia prides itself on providing food choices to tickle a wide range of taste-buds, and the new menu includes heavenly vegan options such as the highly recommended, Robata Grilled Asparagus and Spring Onion.
Short for robatayaki, robata is an ancient Japanese method of ‘fireside grilling’. When cooked this way, the asparagus takes on a fabulously nutty flavour, perfectly accompanied by the spring onions, and finished with a sweet sesame glaze.
Diners who delight in sharing dishes will love the Short Rib; a generous piece of beef served on the bone and accompanied by an onion miso sauce. Big enough for two, but so tasty that it’s easily eaten by one.
These new dishes at Australasia are just what we need to welcome spring, and you are going to fall head over heels for them.
Australasia, The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AP
0161 831 0288