Jazushi - Surry Hills

>> Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our favourite dish of the night - Green tea noodle salad $13

We know that sometimes certain sound or music enhances the way food tastes. Take for example, Heston Blumenthal's 'The sound of sea' where customers are expected engage all senses by putting on earphones as they enjoy a dish which represents the sea. Maybe that's what the owners of Jazushi had in mind when they decided to combine Jazz with sushi...? Would Japanese food taste even better with live music?!

We were all curious what it'd be like to be entertained by live jazz while dining, but despite booking days ahead, we were seated at the terrace of the restaurant (semi-outdoor) away from the live performance, so had to settle for background jazz/classical music from the sound system.


First up is the deliciously sweet Japanese umeshu (plum wine) which is dangerously addictive and I was tipsy even before the food arrived.

Umeshu (plum wine)

Complimentary edamame beans

The sushi platter was plated so beautifully and the waitress kindly explained what each of the fish is but we struggled to remember as soon as she left.

Sushi set $24

Camembert is one of my favourite cheese and I've never had it fried until now. It was to be dipped in a cream teriyaki sauce (as if that extra creaminess is needed!). The batter was thin and crunchy and melted camembert almost oozes out as you bite into it. I would've eaten more if I wasn't conscious of my cholesterol! I wonder what other cheese would taste good fried? ;-)

Camembert Tempura $16

The pork belly was what I ordered but it was just mediocre. It wasn't as soft and tender as I had hoped.

Kakuni Kurobuta Pork Belly $23

Hmm soft shell crabs. Jazushi makes a decent soft shell crab although not exceptional but soft shell crab is always finger-lickingly delicious.

Crispy soft shell crab $23

We ended the night with a cream brulee dessert. There wasn't much to select from their dessert menu and we wanted to compare this brulee with Mizuya's green-tea creme brulee. They taste pretty similar and we weren't overly impressed with it but it was still a nice way to end the night.

Green tea creme brulee $10

Dining at Jazushi was an enjoyable experience especially with the lovely bloggers. It would've been nice if we were able to experience the live jazz music but all's good in good company!

Before the night ended we were already full of ideas where we could go dine next time. :)

145 Devonshire St
Surry Hills
NSW 2010
Tel: (02) 9699 8977


Julie July 3, 2010 at 10:06 PM  

haha opps should of booked it properly! But i think if we were in the jazz room it be very loud and hard to talk. lets go out again when you are back :). The green tea noodle photo turned out great! Maybe greens just love our cameras? lol

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