Monthly Archive: May 2017

Imbaliktad 1 2

Imbaliktad

I had tried this before when I used to live in Baguio City but never knew its name until recently. It is one of those dishes that we always cook during my university days as a dish to match our beer and gin with, with less than 5 minutes cooking...

Yakitori Izakaya (Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan) 4 3

Yakitori Izakaya (Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan)

After a full day at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan on our way back to Osakako Station while walking we saw this Yakitori place just near the platform entrance, we were thinking whether to have our dinner here or grab something near to where we stayed in Central Osaka but after looking...

Blueberry Creme Brulee 1 7

Blueberry Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee is a custard dessert prepared by water bath baking then finished by torching sugar crystals on top creating a hard-caramel topping. On its simplest form, it is only flavoured with vanilla but a variety of fruits can be used to give it an additional flavour and texture. Popular...

Steak in Mushroom Miso Sauce 1 0

Steak in Mushroom Miso Sauce

Yōshoku is a term for Western-influenced cooking in Japan and some good examples of it are Omuraisu (Omelette Rice), Hayashiraisu (Hashed Beef with Rice), Kareraisu (Curry Rice), Korokke (Croquettes), Hambāgu (Hamburger Steak), Naporitan (Neapolitan Spaghetti) and Rōru Kyabtesu (Cabbage Roll) but is there a term for the other way around? the...

Wan Zhu Ji 万豚記 広島基町クレド店 (Hiroshima, Japan) 5 1

Wan Zhu Ji 万豚記 広島基町クレド店 (Hiroshima, Japan)

Hiroshima is quite far from our home base when we had our vacation in Japan but luckily, we have some JR Rail Pass which enables us to have an unlimited use of trains within the JR Rail Network including the Shinkansen / Bullet Train. Using the Shinkansen brings Hiroshima closer...

Coda alla Vaccinara 1 2

Coda alla Vaccinara

The name does not do justice to this dish, for non-Italians like me it sounds like a medicine or something clinical, it is nowhere near that in fact it is the opposite, this dish is amazing and I can’t get enough of it. Coda alla vaccinara is a type of...

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Tsukiji Sushi Sen (Tsukiji, Tokyo, Japan)

These are what my dreams are made of and luckily it became a reality, dining in here where the freshest catch of the day is sold on sushi/sashimi restaurants like this. It was early in the morning when we visited this place and we dined in on the oddest time...

Butternut Squash and Chorizo Salad 1 2

Butternut Squash and Chorizo Salad

With chunky butternut squash and chorizo pieces this is one of the meatiest and filling salads you will ever have. A perfect combination of different textures and flavours from the sweet soft creamy nutty squash, meaty spicy savoury chorizo, fresh crisp spinach, tangy juicy sweet cherry tomatoes down to the...

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Tonjiru

If you love miso you will love this even better, it’s like a loaded version of miso soup -with thinly sliced pork, tofu, mushrooms and vegetable it has everything sorted for you. Tonjiru (豚汁,とんじる?) or Butajiru (豚汁,ぶたじる?) is what they call this in Japan and it came from the Chinese...

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Must Try Food in Japan

If I can list all the Japanese food I would but if we limit it to 18 items here is it. This perhaps this is quite the hardest Must Try Food list I have to make because this is one of my favourite cuisine and most of the food in...