In the past two days, I’ve been in the city, watching movies, walking around, karaoke, but also experience what Japanese Food the city can offer, as I rarely do go to the city to eat.

Before dining in the first restaurant, we went to watch Watchmen. The trailers got me all hyped up to watch but the movie didn’t deliver it for me. It was disturbing how Niteowl and Silk Spectre, bashed up people, made out, saved people from burning buildings, then made out again then save Rorschach. Sex scenes were overdone I suppose. Stupi Milo and Chan with their obsession with Dr. Manhattan’s big blue dong.

Juju, ‘goody and delicious’ is situated nearby Kings Cross Station. Enter the restaurant and you’re greeted, then asked to remove your shoes. Restaurant Etiquette, however so Japanese! To add upon to the experience, you’re seated in sunken tables, sitting on what was the floor on your zabuton that will make the timbler flooring  much better to sit on for the duration of your meal.

Tonkatsu - $12

Tonkatsu - $12

What was funny about the whole removing shoes etiquette was that the waiters were wearing shoes themselves! After we had ordered a heap of stuff, our waiter suggested that we just have our Tonkatsu and Yakiniku without the set, losing rice, miso soup and green tea soba, for two dollars. We so wanted those sides! Especially that green tea soba.

Yakiniku- $12

Sorry for the blurred images. Rushing the photos so we could chow some down!

Takoyaki- $4.80

Takoyaki- $4.80

A tip, don’t eat takoyaki anywhere else than Japan, because you only get real, great tasting takoyaki there of course. I had some at Animania the year before, they weren’t that great…

Yaki Gyoza - $6.80

Yaki Gyoza - $6.80

Nothing special about these gyoza.

Sukiyaki - $39

Sukiyaki - $39

Highlight of the dinner was the Sukiyaki.When the waiter brought the sukiyaki and soft drink jug of ‘brown liquid,’ Milo thought we were cooking our food in coke! The waiter was like ‘what?!’ Anyway, the stove turned on and off we went cooking our beef,vegies and udon in soy sauce. First time eating sukiyaki, but similar to hot pot. Differences being,the soy sauce, and dipping in raw beaten egg before eating.

Assorted Yasai with Udon hiding beneath!

Assorted Yasai with Udon hiding beneath!

Yasai tastes nice after they are soaked completely with soy sauce, or as the guys say, ‘dead.’

Beef Star!

Beef Star!

The arrangement of the beef slices amazed us. Here you can glimpse at the not so Japanese zabuton.

Udon soaking up the remaining soy sauce

Udon soaking up the remaining soy sauce

Udon, being my favourite noodle, this was a treat. Though the exteme saltyness got to me.

The Juju Atmosphere

The Juju Atmosphere

Probably a downside to the restaurant is having to use restaurant slippers to use the toilet. Who wants to wear slippers that have been in the toilet, splashed with piss. Other than that, you can expect me to come back again for some more sukiyaki.

Lost Food

Lost Food

Finding unopened cakes and biscuits laid conveniently on a wall, ready for you to snatch is a rare find! Do I see Rocky Road!

Torikatsu Miso Ramen - $9.90

Torikatsu Miso Ramen - $9.90

For lunch the next day, I dined at Menya, which I’ve heard great reviews of. It’s only 10minutes after they open for lunch and it’s already half full. Miso soup ramen is yum, though rushed for time, I was unable to drink the rest of it! Probably would find more pimples in the morning if I did though.

Karaoke with Neon Lights!

Glow in the Dark Shoe Laces

Karaoke for the cheap price for $11.50 for all you can sing, YAY! I’m surprised they had HOMEMADE家族’s YOU~あなたが側にいる幸せ, so of course I sang it. Probably sange over 80 songs during those 5 hours, including Barbie Girl,Disease, Survivor, 粉雪,蕾,Flavour of Life, Tell me. Fun 5 hours 🙂

Pedo Bear Cake

Pedo Bear Cake

Had to put this somewhere, saw this cake both days.

Ichiban Teppanyaki

Ichiban Teppanyaki - $39.90pp

Dined at Ichiban-Teppanyaki , located on Sussex Street. This teppanyaki was promising, my previous teppanyaki experience in New Zealand was deprived of throwing food.

Assorted Entree

Assorted Entree

Lightly Tempura’d Fish Fillet, Mini steak with Salmon dashed with soy sauce. Some people were disturbed that this little piece of steak was the ‘steak’ in our banquet. Gullible people. Salad and Miso Soup came before but not worth a single shot.

Prawn and Fish

King Prawn and Fish

Everything had melted wasabi infused though the wasabi taste was not noticeable. Obviously the taste evaporated.

Cooking the King Prawns, deheading and deveining.

The real Steak!

The real Steak!

Cooked with red wine, we were going to be a little drunk. No one over 18 =/

Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken

Yaki Yasai?

Yaki Yasai?

With all the food boosting up our power levels, we were ready to play games with our chef.

Egg Catch!

Egg Catch!

To play, catch the bowl, then catch the incoming egg with the bowl to minimise damage.. Was successful in leaving my egg in a normal state unlike Quentin, who unfortunately failed to catch, splattering it over his pants, dealing him damage forcing him to retreat to the rest rooms.

Egg Flick!

Egg Flick!

Ed and Milo ready for the Egg Flick, with the bottoms of the eggs partiall cracked. No injuries here.

Egg Mouth Catch!

Egg Mouth Catch!

With all the egg fried, the chef flicked pieces up in the air for us to catch with our mouths. Though hard for some, my landed straight onto my tongue and down it went. However, Leo was more beast, was thrown two pieces and was able to catch both.

Next game, Ed and Jason took on the next game. They took heavy damage from the incoming egg.The chef was exceptionally bad at aiming.

Rice Catch Game!

Rice Catch Game!

Catch Three Bowls, then catch another bowl with a ball of fried rice. Failure to capture the incoming rice leave you covered in rice, bringing humiliation to oneself! This game however was quite rigged, in that if the chef decided to be mean to you, the bowl of rice would flip downwards rather than stay up. Though my bowl did that, I caught the bowl , perfectly, minimising the damage.

滅茶苦茶!

滅茶苦茶!

Unlucky for Leo, rice all over the floor.

Fried Rice with Prawn Head!

Fried Rice with Prawn Head!

The prawn heads did not go to waste, crunchy crisp after toasting on the plate for more than 30minutes.

Rockmelon and Green Tea Icecream

Rockmelon and Green Tea Icecream

The meal ending with a refreshing desert.

Sydney?

Sydney?

The chef thanked us, writing with salt ‘Sydney.’ Wait I mean Thanks! Upside down,backward cursive writing. How skilled!

The overall experienced could’ve improved by more participation from our side, as well as a more interactive chef. Next time I guess.

Haven’t eaten so much Japanese Food in such a short period of time since going to Japan.

That’s all folks. Thanks for reading!

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