Do you know what my idea of a hot date is? My lips pressed up against a piece of wagyu beef. Any type of BBQ is already enjoyable but I just have the softest spot for JBBQ.
I already knew I was in good hands when the waiter brought out the hot coals instead of a gas grill pan. Authentic stuff.
A Japanese entree to get our taste buds going!
Entree Fish Sashimi ($14.90)
Thick slices of fresh tuna, salmon, king fish and scallop. I was in raw fish heaven.
3 Choices Charcoal BBQ Set A ($24.90 each)
During lunch times, guests are able to choose either three or two choices of meats to a platter. This is a really great concept because it allows a greater variety without having to share (YASSS) .
The meal is served with rice, miso soup and a salad. There are free refills available for the rice.
In total, we ordered a mixture of the Wagyu Beef Loin, Beef Fillet, Wagyu Beef Harami, Scallop and Squid between two people.
Upon reflection, we could have opted for a bit more variety and should have adventured into chicken and duck. But the beef was too good to steer away. It was so smokey, charred with just the right amount of fat to melt in your mouth.
My recommendations for choices would definitely be any of the beef. Although the seafood was enjoyable, it was a bit more difficult to cook and didn’t offer that glorious melt-in-your-mouth texture.
For all my Japanese cuisine lovers, I have some good news. Suminoya is also collaborating with Washoku Lovers, simply sign up for a membership card and receive a complimentary soft drink or beer during a lunch time visit. I opted for the good old Grape Calpis and Peach Calpis that day. For those who aren’t familiar, imagine a Grape/Peach flavoured flavoured fizzy Yakult – great for washing down all that meat.
Overall, it was a great experience and would definitely recommend it to friends on a chilly day.
1 Hosking Place,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Contributed by Katrina who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys