For holidaymakers keen to sample the complete culinary offering available aboard their cruise ship, Asian cuisine will likely be high on the must-eat list. Combining fresh ingredients with a myriad of fragrant spices and flavours, Asian eats are a favourite for many a cruise-goer, and offer the perfect opportunity to stray from your culinary comfort zone and try something a little different during your cruise.
To help you chow down on the very finest food from the Orient, we’re serving up a medley of our favourite Asian restaurants at sea. Enjoy!
Izumi, Royal Caribbean
A dining mainstay across the Royal Caribbean fleet, Izumi delivers a rousing, Asian-inspired dining experience that’s equal parts authentic and innovative. Combining the fresh, bold flavours of Japan with a relaxed dining environment, Izumi is a must-visit for anyone with a hankering for Asian-cuisine. Each dish is prepared with the precision and care you’d expect from a Japanese chef, ensuring maximum taste and 100% plate appeal.
Menu Highlights: Pork Gyoza Dumpling, Shrimp Wonton Soup, Box Yellowtail In Garlic Ponzu Signature Roll
Dragon Lady, P&O Australia
Coming to P&O’s latest ships, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden, the alluringly named Dragon Lady restaurant dishes up a mouth-watering array of Pan-Asian cuisine in enchanting surroundings that evoke the mystique of the Far East. Choose from a tantalising range of contemporary dishes from across Asia, each bursting with the exotic scents of the Orient.
Unfortunately, the Dragon Lady menu is not yet available to view online. However, you can find more information on the restaurant, here.
Bonsai Sushi, Carnival Cruise Line
Want to sample the very finest sushi at sea? Head to Bonsai Sushi, a Japanese eatery available aboard several ships in Carnival Cruise Line’s Australia fleet. Serving an authentic array of Japanese-inspired dishes – including sushi, sake, soup and associated entrees – Bonsai Sushi is a small, charming eatery with bags of personality and Oriental style.
Menu Highlights: Miso Soup, Wagyu Kakuni, Ship for 2 (complete with Miso Soup, Side Salad, Bonsai Triple E Roll, California Roll, 6 piece sushi)
Silk Harvest, Celebrity Cruises
Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisines come together in perfect harmony in Celebrity Cruises’ signature Asian restaurant, Silk Harvest. No matter what your favourite Asian cuisine, you’ll find a comprehensive selection of eats from across the continent in Silk Harvest – including Chicken Satay, Vegetable Tempura and Spring Rolls.
Menu Highlights: Duo of Beef and Chicken Satay, Spicy Rock Shrimp Tempura, Tom Yum Gai Soup
Kai Sushi, Princess Cruises
Delicate, balanced food served in effortlessly elegant surroundings – that’s what awaits in Princess Cruises’ Asian-inspired restaurant, Kai Sushi. Each dish is prepared to exacting standards by a team of experienced chefs – ensuring complete satisfaction, whatever your specific tastes. The restaurant itself is both contemporary and elegant, with flashes of authentic Asian panache to offer an unforgettable at sea dining experience.
Menu Highlights: Unagi Kabayaki Sushi, Shime Saba Sashimi, Chilli & Lime Jumbo Lump Crap Margarita
Longing to tuck into a menu of authentic Asian fodder in one of the above eateries? Then visit the Cruise1st Australia website, where you’ll find a range of affordable upcoming cruise breaks. Alternatively, give our team a call on 1300 857 345 and we’ll be happy to help plan your culinary cruise atop the high seas.
Images sourced via Royal Caribbean Press Center and Princess Cruises Media Center. Credit: Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises.