145 Devonshire Street cnr Clisdell Street, Surry Hills, 2010, NSW, Australia
Office Hour: 12pm~late
Chris is going to Africa on Wednesday the 4th of February, so he organised a farewell dinner at a place called Jazushi. It's located in the Surry Hills area two blocks up from the Strawberry hills Hotel. It's a modern Japanese restaurant with a bit of a unique touch, where they play live jazz music while you eat.
The night we went, there was a jazz singer and a pianist performing in the front corner of the dining area. The music wasn't too loud so we could still talk to each other and not have to yell. It was an open kitchen where we could see the chefs preparing our meals. This I thought was a pretty good idea since Betty told me about a steak in Burwood being infected with herpes.
We started off by ordering the mixed sushi and sashimi platter, green tea noodle salad, tempura camembert and stir fried wagyu beef.
The platter was meant for four, but I reckon we could have had one each since we only had two pieces each.
The green tea noodle salad wasn't as nice as we thought it would be. There was too much salad with lashings of dressing which drowned the flavour of the green tea noodles which should have been the main attraction of this dish. A saving grace would be the seaweed strips on top.
Now on to the best part of the meal, it was so creamy much like the pool of jizm in my pants right now thinking about it. This was the first time we'd ever had tempura cheese and we didn't know what to expect. It “blew” us away with its crispy outer layer giving way to the soft, creamy, cheesy centre. It melted in our mouths releasing an explosion of cheesy flavoured goodness.
I had some of the stir fried wagyu beef. The beef itself was tender but not overly chewy. The sauce was similar to the kind of sauce you'd get when eating com bo luc lac at a vietnamese restaurant but with extra fresh salad and spanish onion. I'd say it's an average stir fry with a touch of wagyu. I liked the sesame seeds though...
After that we weren't full at all, so we ordered teriyaki salmon, crispy soft shell crab and duck teriyaki.
I was expecting the teriyaki salmon to have crispy skin with the sauce drizzled on top to compliment the flavouring, but to my dispair it wasn't so. I was a little disappointed in this one but it was tasty nonetheless. I reckon with a bit more time the skin could have been crispy and this would have been a friggen awesome dish.
The soft shell crab was pretty good. It didn't taste like the crap you'd get in most places where they use frozen soft shell crab. It was quite crispy on the outside and nice and soft on the inside with plenty of crab flavouring to fill my mouth. I'd say it was pretty damn good!
Last of all was the duck teryiyaki. This was so good. It melted in my mouth like an M&M without it's candy shell. The duck itself was cooked rare with the teriyaki sauce drizzled on top. The whole dish was set out like a teepee. The base was made of boiled bok choi, then with the duck slices placed on top to look like a cone. There were a few garnishes of noodles and cherry tomatos which made the dish look like a tribute to the pharoes of egypt haha.
The overall rating I'd give this place would be a 8/10. I loved the music, the lighting and the food. It was an excellent dining experience.