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Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

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Flying Fish
Seafood
  • Jones Bay Wharf,
    19-21 pirrama rd,
    Pyrmont,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9518 6677,
    flyingfish.com.au
  • Lunch Tue-Sun noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10.30pm

Flying Fish
-33.863186,151.195221

Flying Fish presents questions. The room, at Pyrmont's historic Jones Bay Wharf, is all industrial elegance. There are water views, but of a workmanlike slice of harbour. Prices are big-night-out, the wine list vast and thoughtful, and yet there's a casualness to the experience. Perhaps that's why the kitchen pushes so hard with clever combinations and unusual ingredients. So an entrée of yellowfin tuna tartare is served with puffed pork crackling, sticky-sweet black-pepper caramel and grapefruit. Eggplant cooked in miso and a swirl of umeboshi mousse add sweet and sour notes to a robust piece of toothfish. Creamy polenta brings a comforting touch to lamb "eye of loin", the saltbush and edamame providing the earthy crunch. By dessert, the brakes are applied. A dish of coconut textures with sheep's milk yoghurt, eucalyptus caramel, mango and lime speaks to the season, the aspect and the menu's Asian accents.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $29-$34

    M $39-$49

    D $19-$22

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Stephen Seckold

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