Lunch at Ichi-Ban-Boshi failed because of the large crowds lining up outside. Plan B was Wagamama. A little pricier, but seats were guaranteed.

Wagamama - Sydney, Galleries Victoria - interior

Inside were long wooden benches, funky lights and a sleek open kitchen.
I ordered the vegetarian Moyashi Soba which featured courgettes, snow peas, mushrooms, beansprouts, garlic, leeks and fried tofu… the wholemeal noodles were stuck together in clumps and the broth was a litttle too peppery.

Wagamama - Sydney, Galleries Victoria - moyashi soba

Moyashi Soba

Wagamama - Sydney, Galleries Victoria -  chicken tama rice

This is the Chicken tama rice… stir-fried courgettes and shitake mushrooms in a thickened oyster, garlic, ginger, egg and wine sauce. Different… and soggy.
The cheesecake was also a disappointment. It tasted like any ordinary cream cheesecake with a few shavings of white chocolate. The garnish of a semi-dried, dead looking mint leaf didn’t make it look any more appetising either.

Wagamama - Sydney, Galleries Victoria - white chocolate and ginger cheesecake

white chocolate and ginger cheesecake
I thought the food was only average, and over-priced. I’m having my Ichi-Ban-Boshi lunch at 11am next time.
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Wagamama
The Galeries Victoria, Level 1, 500 George Street Sydney
Tel: 9264 9155
Web: www.wagamama.com.au

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.