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Kingfish Sashimi with Yuzu Truffle Dressing with Raku Dining

Hao Chen prepares tastings in bamboo boats, next to the boats is a kingfish frame, expertly sashimi

A master with the sushi blade Hao Chen, a Shanghai native, abandoned a future in computer science to chase his dream to become a sushi chef. He is now a master with the sushi blade and his Canberra restaurant Raku Dining has earned, and kept, several chefs hats. He says his journey is ongoing. We […]

Fish Curry with Lemongrass & Coconut by Courtney Roulston

A plate of curry, with rice, yellow sauce, fish, lemongrass, coconut and vegetables

A heartwarming, versatile dish – just add your favourite seafood In 2024 the impossibly talented Chef, Courtney Roulston took to our cooking demonstration stage for the third time – and her first time cooking! This is a versatile seafood curry that can adapt to the catch of the day, whether that be snapper, barramundi or […]

Eggplant & Prawn Dumplings by Serif Kaya, The Ottoman

A bamboo steamer sits on a bench with the lid off. Inside are 20 dumplings, the dumpling wrappers are made of eggplant and filled with a creamy prawn stuffing.

Dumplings with a Turkish twist – and prawns! Ahead of reopening Canberra’s beloved The Ottoman, founder Serif Kaya visited Narooma to present Eggplant & Prawn Dumplings, transforming simple ingredients into gourmet fare. He also presented us with a second dish Seared Yellow Fin Tuna, accompanied by a vibrant eggplant relish. Eggplant and Prawn Dumplings Ingredients: • […]

Seared Tuna with Eggplant Relish by Serif Kaya, The Ottoman

An inventive, refined approach to classic Turkish fare Ahead of reopening Canberra’s beloved The Ottoman, founder Serif Kaya visited Narooma to present a seared Yellow Fin Tuna, accompanied by a vibrant eggplant relish. He also treated us with a second dish, Eggplant & Prawn Dumplings, transforming simple ingredients into gourmet fare. Seared Tuna with Eggplant […]

Crumpets with Sea Urchin Garnish by Elodie Marion, Mimi’s

A tray of premium, plump, yellow sea urchin tongues sit atop a pile of spiky purple urchins.

Elodie’s signature patisserie marries with the rich flavours of the sea Since the dreamy, waterfront dining experience that is Mimi’s at Coogee Pavilion was launched in 2020, Elodie has captivated Sydney’s food scene with her innovative desserts. At Narooma, her simple yet revolutionary dish melded a classic crumpet with exceptional South Coast Sea Urchin tongues […]

Kaki Fry with Oroshi Ponzu by Belinda Dorsett, Mossy Group

Kaki Fry with Oroshi Ponzu and shredded cabbage

Crumbed oysters with a daikon, yuzu sauce Local chef Belinda Dorsett is founder of the Mossy Group, a celebrated trio of cafes in Eurobodalla’s most beautiful havens and all destinations in their own right. Whether you’re already a fan or yet to discover her hospitality, try to pay a visit to discover the all-day brunch […]

Rock Oysters with Chef Hao Chen, Raku Dining

A master with the sushi blade Hao Chen, a Shanghai native, abandoned a future in computer science to chase his dream to become a sushi chef. He is now a master with the sushi blade and his Canberra restaurant Raku Dining has earned, and kept, several chefs hats. He says his journey is ongoing. We […]

Jill off the menu, recognised as world’s heaviest oyster

Bernie Connell and Jill, who weighed 3.01kg. A pet parade, but for giant oysters Jill the oyster is permanently off the menu after being named Australia’s Biggest Oyster at the 17th Narooma Oyster Festival on Saturday, May 4. Not only is she the biggest in Australia, but at 3.01kg she is also the heaviest in […]

Fun for the kids at the Narooma Oyster Festival!

Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tour with Disko Duk Duk. Free entry for children aged 16 and under! Are you ready for a weekend of family fun at the Narooma Oyster Festival? We’ve got an exciting lineup of children’s entertainment that will keep the little ones entertained from start to finish. Friday Night Warm-Up Kids […]

We won at the Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards!

We did it! Narooma Rocks and the Narooma Oyster Festival scooped the win at the prestigious Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards 2024! The biennial awards recognise the seafood industry’s best retailers, suppliers, restaurateurs, and businesses and in our case, our community’s efforts to promote and celebrate the Rock Oyster, a culinary treasure of New […]