I love visiting Lake Macquarie because it’s got great beaches, mega playgrounds and because my Grandma and Poppa live there. But mostly I love it because it has great seafood. Seriously great!
I just spent a whole weekend eating my way through as many seafood platters, bags of fish and chips and seafood pasta’s that I could stick in my face. But one dinner was extra special because I got to eat seafood that I’ve never tried before. And it was amazing.
Sesames at Toronto serves Thai and Cambodian style food. It is owned by a lady whose family comes from Cambodia. Cambodia is one of my mum’s favourite places in the world but she hasn’t taken me there yet which I don’t think is fair. Especially now I know that that Cambodian food is totally epic.
We started with Cambodian style spring rolls which had minced pork and skinny noodles inside. They were the best spring rolls ever.
Then we had rare beef sashimi which had a Cambodian (lemon, lime and coriander) sauce that was sweet and sour and very, very good.
The crispy fried salt and pepper soft shell crab was so good that my head nearly exploded. The dish was so crunchy and noisy to eat. There was lettuce and onion and crispy noodles which I think went well with the crab. Inside the crispy shell the crab was soft and tasted amazing. I could have eaten the soft shell crab forever.
There was also a duck dish with little pancakes. It was a bit like Peking Duck. The duck was juicy and tasty and there were loads of different things for us to stick in our pancakes. Yummo.
We finished with a whole salt and pepper snapper (with crisp noodles and a chilli garlic dressing). The fish looked really cool and gruesome because it still had a face. My dad ate an eyeball which is totally gross! But the rest of the fish was awesome!
I give this meal ten out of ten. I liked everything and I enjoyed trying all the new things I hadn’t had before. Now I just need mum to take me to Cambodia and Thailand so I can try some more… because I’m still hungry.
Reviewed by Raffles – aged 6
*bracketed detail by his mama
Sesames at Toronto
18 Victory Parade, Toronto NSW 2283
PH: 02 4959 5607