Sink Your Teeth Into Kid Kyoto’s Limited-Time Food And Drink Pairing In March

By Courtney Ammenhauser

Duck tsukune and toki highball from Kid Kyoto restaurant Sydney

There’s nothing better than a refreshing drink to take the edge off the summer heat. Our drink of choice this summer? A light, bubbly and downright delicious Toki highball. 

If you’ve never tried the Japanese whisky, this is your sign to give it a whirl. Even better, sample it at Sydney's rebellious izayaka, Kid Kyoto, while the restaurant is serving up its limited-time dish alongside a Toki highball this month.

We challenged Kid Kyoto's Head Chef, Rhys Watson-Lamb, to create an exclusive dish that pairs perfectly with a refreshing Toki highball. The result? A delicious take on a tepanyaki favourite: duck tsukune that you simply have to try.

Let us talk you through the dish. Seasoned duck mince is moulded into a sausage-like shape on a skewer then grilled to perfection over fiery coals and served with sesame leaf, creamy salted egg sauce and togarashi. To eat it, Watson-Lamb recommends wrapping the sesame leaf around the meat and removing the skewer, then topping it with a hefty blob of the sauce. Paired with a classic Toki highball, it’s a match made in snack heaven. 

Gif of Kid Kyoto Japanese restaurant SydneyNew to Toki? It's a Japanese whisky from the legends at House of Suntory. The word toki means 'time' in Japanese and the spirit is an innovative blend of three whiskies from three renowned distilleries—Hakushu, Chita and Yamazaki that pays homage to both Japan's respect for tradition and its innovative spirit.

The Toki highball itself is simplicity at its best. Over ice, 30ml of the Japanese whisky is topped with soda water and is served with a twist of lemon—refreshing, easy to drink, and most importantly, delicious. 

Keen to give this perfect pairing a whirl? Head to Kid Kyoto from Wednesday, 1 March till Friday, 31 March to see what all the fuss is about.

Don't sit on your hands with this one, it's for a limited time only.

The Details

What: Toki X Kid Kyoto Perfect Pairing: Duck Tsukune + Toki Highball
When: Wednesday, 1 March till Friday, 31 March 
Where: Kid Kyoto, Sydney
Price: $30 

Keen to check it out? For more info and to book, head over here.

Editor’s note: this article was produced in partnership with Toki. Thank you for supporting the partners who make Urban List possible. To read our editorial policy, click here.

Image credit: Jude Cohen

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