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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 […]

Discover Seafood Secrets from Narooma’s Guest Chefs

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Yuzu, sea urchins, whole fish and whole lot of Rock Oysters – our hatted and celebrated chefs have a lot planned for the Betta Home Living Cooking Demonstration Program this year! Fresh seafood is the star, from Narooma and across New South Wales thanks to support from the NSW Seafood Industry Council. What these chefs […]

A pet parade like no other – Australia’s Biggest Oysters are coming!

Australia's Biggest Oyster 2023 Contenders

By Marion Wiliams Australia’s Biggest Oyster competition is back! Did you know Australia had a serious chance of having the world’s biggest oyster? It certainly had the weight to get into the Guinness Book of Records but sadly not the length. Australia’s biggest oyster competition has gone on to become a family favourite at the Narooma […]