2 Dyer Street, Richmond
0431 261 221
- Cheeseburger Spring Roll
- ‘Chicken Rice’ Salad
- 250g Hanger
- Roasted Mushroom
- Charred Corn
- Milo Sorbet
It was a fantastic start to our Asian fusion dining experience with the Chicken Rice Salad. Modelled after the traditional Singaporean Hainese Chicken Rice, this healthier rendition tasted just like its original counterpart. Loaded with an abundance of fresh leafy greens and topped with a generous helping of delightfully tender and flavoursome poached chicken, this soft yet crispy salad definitely has all the flavours you’d after thanks to the ginger sesame soy dressing.
We also enjoyed the Cheeseburger Spring Rolls. Combining the iconic American burger into the traditional Asian spring roll proved to be an ingenious idea that worked rather well. The thin crispy outer enclosed a cheesy and beefy inner that tasted just like a burger should, and with a bit of tomato sauce on the side, this crazy dish just worked so well!
Our Beef Hanger was nothing short of phenomenal. Cooked just right with a lightly charred outer, we found the still-pink protein incredibly tender and juicy. The quality, beefy sensation was bold and forward, well complemented by a slightly sweet and savoury sukiyaki sauce and fresh cuts of fragrant spring onion. For meat lovers like us, this is not an experience you’d want to miss out on!
Another favourite of ours was the Roasted Mushrooms. The seemingly simple presentation made way for a rather scrumptious dish, with the whole portobello mushrooms exceptionally plump and juicy. They were served with a creamy and nutty satay sauce that added an interesting depth in flavour and proved to be incredibly appetising when eaten with the crispy roti.
We concluded the evening on a sweet note with the Milo Sorbet and Taromisu. Being chef Kha’s own Asian twist on the Tiramisu, this dessert cleverly incorporates taro in place of coffee and chocolate. We found the beautifully presentation dessert forward in taro flavour, well accompanied by a thick layer of soft sponge as well as the occasional chunks of taro-flavoured jelly providing textural diversity
Nestled underneath a block of quiet apartment blocks in Richmond, the elegantly fitted-out Jamu may be tough to find, but it’s definitely worth your while.
The emphasis on quality ingredients and superb execution is apparent throughout. And with the added bonus of an ex-Masterchef contestant serving up his own unique interpretations of Asian Fusion, Jamu is a dining experience that should definitely not be missed!
Would Penguin Eat Again?
There’s no doubt we will be back. That Chicken Rice Salad alone, is worthy of a revisit!
Penguineats would like to thank Jamu Dining for inviting us.