June 14, 2010

Jugemu/Shimbashi, Neutral Bay

Jugemu/Shimbashi is possibly one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Sydney, and we've been here so many times and never has it been disappointing. This restaurant has two different specialties and therefore two different "sides": Jugemu is specialised in Japanese savoury pancakes or okonomiyaki and Shimbashi's pride lies in their hand made soba noodles, made by hand twice a day. I took a picture of the chef Masahiko Tojo a few months ago while he was working on his famous noodles.

This time we had a birthday dinner at the private room with superb food, excellent service and fun company. There is always something new on the menu and you can order "across" the sides enjoying everything this place has to offer.

Delicious soba chips with sashimi dip

Edamame is always popular

Pork qyoza and prawn & chicken qyoza. So tasty.

Cold soba with mushroom broth

Hot soba with mushrooms and vegetables

Kamo & Soba dumpling hot pot with 100% buckwheat dumplings, duck slices, shimeji and tofu.

Duck slice and soba dumpling from the hot pot

Tako-maru is okonomiyaki with octopus, shallots, agedama (tempura pieces) & pickled ginger

Okonomiyaki toppings

Jugemu special: Deluxe okonomiyaki with pork, prawn, scallops, calamari and shallots

Jugemu & Shimbashi
246 Military Road
Neutral Bay