Asian restaurants are always on the radar in Melbourne’s culinary scene; the city’s latest modern addition brings together the best of seasonal, local Australian produce with dashes and tingles of Asian influences. Named after the Malay word Jamu, meaning “to feast” or “to eat heartily”, the restaurant features unique fusion dishes including a Tom Yum gazpacho and a ceviche served with tamarind, pineapple, and rice paddy herb.
In keeping with the contemporary cuisine at JAMU, the look and design of the restaurant is inspired by Chinese architecture and traditions. Round dining tables contribute to the circular motif that symbolizes a place of gathering at JAMU, while black and copper mesh screens are cut out in circles and placed as partitions between tables. The interior of the restaurant is surrounded by walls of black that are softened by copper and wood decor, creating an exciting combination of contrasting elements and cultures to reflect the internationally-inspired cuisines at JAMU.
Source: JAMU Restaurant