When searching for something light to have for lunch, Japanese cuisines pop into my mind. Mr D decided to check out Shimbashi Soba and Sake Bar in the city for our lunch catch up with the K sisters. They don’t take bookings so we planned to get there as soon as it opens to beat the traffic and boy were we glad that we did that because by 12:30PM, there were people queuing outside.
When you step inside, you’re greeted with Japanese music and the most friendliest staff. The eatery is quite small and cosy but that’s what I love about it. It’s so intimate and not too rowdy.
The decor are oh so cutie and patootie and I could stare at them all day long.
Shimbashi says that it’s a soba and sake bar which means *dun dun dun* they actually make their own soba fresh daily. Below is what they use to make it! How coolie doolies is that?
We started off the lunch with a princess cocktail and this was oh so refreshing. With a combination of fruit juice and umeshu. It was the perfect drink on a 34 degrees Melbourne day.
Princess Cocktail – $9.50
In front of each person was a complimentary side salad dish. This was divine. Whatever dressing they had on it, it was the BOMB!
Now, for the main dish of the day, anything with SOBA. I’ve never had chilled soba before since Mr D would assume that I wouldn’t enjoy it since it’d be grainy. However, these were not grainy at all and was so AMAZEBALL that I didn’t even bother with the duck meat. The duck meat was a touch dry so I gave all that to Mr D. You dip the soba into the broth and slurp it up and it is like heaven. With this awesome sauce dish, I could not wait till I get eat to my hearts desire in Japan.
Kamo Seiro – $20
Chilled noodle served with sliced duck meat in warm broth
Shimbashi is a great place for some authentic Japanese with awesome sauce soba and lovely staff. I will definitely be back here and next time, I’m just going to have plain soba with dipping sauce. You’ve shimmied into my heart Shimbashi.