Located on Level 5 of Westfield Sydney is Melbourne transplant Rice Workshop – basically Donburi which is rice in a bowl with stuff on top. Popped in for lunch to scout out the offering. It’s reminiscent of Menya’s Oiden . Meals are fairly reasonable with a smal bowl at around $7.50 and the large under $10 Mostly. We opt for a large bowl of their Ontama Salmon Don $10.50 and 2 softserves ($2 each). one of the softserves was free as apparently buying a bowl of rice nets you a freebie – possibly a launch offer.

“Donburi (丼?, literally “bowl”, also frequently abbreviated as “don”, less commonly spelled “domburi”) is a Japanese “rice bowl dish” consisting of fish, meat, vegetables or other ingredients simmered together and served over rice. Donburi meals are served in oversized rice bowls also called donburi. Donburi are sometimes called sweetened or savory stews on rice.”

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A look at the foodhall stall in Westfields. Always busy.

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Black Sesame Flavour and a Matcha (japanese green tea) flavoured softserve. Their flavours were a lot mellower. Chanoma’s soft serves are a lot more matcha flavoured and robust. Free with a ricebowl (Not sure if this is a launch promo or not as we saw no signs but we were offered one with the bowl)

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A nice big bowl of cubed salmon, rice, salad and that ontama (egg) in our $10.50 Salmon Ontama bowl. It’s a sizable eat and was a healthy option. We walked off from the counter and the tray had packets of wasabi on it but they might have had soya sauce at the counter but it sorely needed some.

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Riceworkshop had plenty of other offers you’d expect from a Donburi outlet -there’s beef, chicken curryied katsu, rice bowl and also salad bowls. Good value eats, under $10.

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