When we first moved into Spring Hill, we lament the fact that no good restaurants seem to be around and we had to resort to eating at home or the CBD. Then we sort of chanced upon Bishamon, coming across as a decent place for some Japanese food.
Once we mentioned that to a friend who has been around Brisbane for a while, he asked "Did you eat the Shabu Shabu buffet?"
The Shabu Shabu all you can buffet for AUD30 or was it AUD32.50.
You have a choice of Shabu Shabu or Suki Yaki. Our friend warned that the Suki Yaki can get very sickly sweet so we took the Shabu Shabu option. The broth which is made from Kelp is almost next to tasteless and contrary to the fact that cooking lots of meat might sweeten the broth, it didn't happen so. How unfortunate.
So although the soup remained tasteless, you will be glad to know that their sauces; one a sesame based and another a soy base are full of flavour and complimented the raw beef slices very well.
Too much protein is not good for you, so do balance it with some vegetables but don't fill yourself up with it.
You have a choice between beef or pork. After taking a picture of the beef, we started eating, eating and eating. All in, we managed a satisfying 5-6 plates of meat between the four of us. Apparently, another friend of mine walloped an average of 3 plates per person to get their money's worth.
So for those big eaters out there who need their dose of protein, Bishamon is calling.
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Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. Good quality ingredients and value for money (I mean AUD 30 cannot buy you that much beef elsewhere, unless you eat at home, which you could do if you have a hot pot sitting somewhere in the kitchen).