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In the end, we chose Peter's for a dozen large Sydney rock oysters ($16) and tuna and salmon sashimi ($9.80 with chopsticks and soy sauce). The oysters looked better at the other place, but Peter's had seating. 

Sashimi involved queueing, and, interestingly,  the line contained numbers of non-Japanese Asians and approximations of the Average Aussie.

The oysters were excellent, so I had to go back for another six. The tuna finished a short half head in front of the salmon in the Sashimi Stakes. 

The Riesling was sublime, not quite the same slaty citrus notes in Clare and Eden Valley Riesling, but, being Tasmanian and from a much cooler climate was never going to be quite in that style. 

I like Tasmanian Riesling, would buy more if it was easier to find and this one was a perfect match for the oysters.

I was on my second serve when I recalled that Mr Hayward's drum kit had regularly featured a stuffer cartoon Tasmanian devil. It was a stroke of serendipity that hadn't influenced the purchase but provided an uplifting antidote to the coincidence of our arrival at the Markets with Richie's only lead vocal credit turning up on the iPod playlist. 

After lunch, the crowd in the arcade was growing. 

It was getting towards lunchtime for people, so we obviously needed to be somewhere else, and a perfectly good somewhere else lay a few stops along the tram line at Darling Harbour. 

© Ian Hughes 2017