Living in the city, one would think I’d be spoilt for choices to eat. Truth is there are only a few places that I would frequent and often come back to. One such place is Umami on Bathurst Street. Nestled in between a convenience store and a chinese restaurant, this tiny Japanese place is often ignored.
I am particularly partial to their lunch bento set. Choices include teriyaki beef, teriyaki salmon, beef bulgogi (slightly Korean here). My personal favorite is the teriyaki beef bento box.
Teriyaki beef, side dish of potato croquette, chicken karaage piece, adegashi tofu, rice, salad and miso soup in a set ($11.90).
The teriyaki beef sauce is sticky sweet and so comfortingly good. It tastes like it has been floured and lightly fried. The potato croquette is crispy with creamy potato mash dotted with chopped carrots. The chicken karaage is coated with golden brown batter and drizzled with mayo. The adegashi tofu turns out to be slightly too cold though.
Nevertheless all these make up for such a satisfying lunch
73 Bathurst Street
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9267 587