Located in Melbourne’s bustling go to foodie suburb Richmond, JAMU brings people together with their delectable Asian fusion menu designed for sharing.
Owned by James Frawley and Isaac Smith (Hawthorn AFL players) and Evelyn Lau (A Thousand Blessings owner), JAMU has been inspired by a mixture of backgrounds and is truly something magical.
The interior is designed to match the concept of the menu, creating a fusion through the use of materials and forms. Throughout the 70 person capacity space with indoor and outdoor seating, you will see a combination of copper, mesh and custom designed solid timber tables aimed at bringing diners back to Australian roots through the use of local materials.
The restaurant has recently welcomed an array of new Winter dishes with mouth-watering dinner menu additions designed by Head Chef, Duc Dang, Lau and their unique team of talented chef’s. The new menu includes a range of dinner dishes designed to excite taste buds, leaving you feeling full and satisfied.
Staying true to JAMU’s colours, the tasty new dishes combine Malaysian flavours with a modern Australian twist.
To start we loved the Tofu & Mushroom Roll - Crispy beancurd skin encasing tofu and mushrooms, served with umami laden Enoki Teriyaki Sauce and fresh Watercress.
The pulled pork bao was similarly. Wonderfully fluffy bao buns were filled with luscious pulled pork that simply melted in our mouths and slathered with a classical mix of hoisin and soy sauce and topped with pickled cucumber and the brittle crackling.
For the main affair the it on the menu we are sure that the Beef Tartare or will
For mains the charred octopus was an absolute highlight of our visit. The octopus was cooked to absolute perfection, tender yet robust in texture, it was served with mouth-watering Thai sweet and sour sauce, purple potato and garnished with aromatic curry leaves.
For meat lovers the Bumbu Rendang Steak not to be missed. This dish was simply legendary. A thoroughly modern and commendable take on the traditional beef rendang this dish combined succulent, perfectly cooked flank steak slices adorned with heady, flavoursome rending sauce and topped with turmeric-battered beans. Just yum!
Dessert time showcased the kitchen’s versatility. The unassuming dessert of Milk Donuts was a standout. - Think stunning golden puffs that are ethereal in texture, served with luxurious orange and caramelised chocolate mousse alongside creamy black sesame ice-cream. It was an elegant and simply delicious dessert.
To match the stunning food selection, JAMU boasts an impressive drinks menu with a huge selection of wine, beer and heavenly cocktails to choose from.
Named after the Malay word for ‘feast’, JAMU is founded on the fusion of Malaysian and Modern Australian cuisine. Under the guidance of Head Chef, Duc Dang the kitchen operates like a well-oiled machine. The result is an enticing menu of unique, high quality and delicious tasting food.
Location: 1 Palmer Street, Richmond
Phone: 0431 261 221