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.
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.
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.
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.
The Galeries Victoria, Level 1, 500 George Street Sydney
Tel: 9264 9155