Category: Japanese

Ebisu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I’m getting the hang of this degustation dining, we had it sometime back in Masu now we are trying Ebisu, definitely there are much more to come, so watch this space as I want to try what is the best one in Auckland, but we have to do this slowly,...

Tempura Udon

A simple udon soup once done right is incredible on its own, just the noodles alone is something to drool for! chewy, fat, slippery delicious. The broth is another thing, that umami filled soup is so addictive, any noodle dipped into that becomes amazing. I tried some good ones and...

16 Ways to Cook Beef Tendons

Tendons, it’s that nasty looking offal that appears like a skinned appendage, you know what I am talking about. It may look disgusting but once it is cooked properly, the appearance changes and it’s a good contributor of flavour and life to the usually thin stock, but that’s not it,...

Japanese Potato Salad

If you love potatoes then you need to try this recipe, this is like the pinnacle of all potato recipes a simple Japanese Potato Salad which is a cross between your usual Potato Salad and Mashed Potatoes. It’s almost a quintessential part of Japanese bento boxes, served with most yoshoku...

Omurice

Omurice or Omuraisu as what the Japanese pronounce it is a type of yōshoku (Japanese style Western Food) prepared with fried rice and omelette. As the name suggest the name came from the words “Omelette” (Omu) and “Rice” (Rice). Omurice was said to have originated around the turn of the...

17 Ways to Cook Oxtails

Oxtails are the most underrated meat cut out there, people tend to choose the meat cut that is easiest to cook and prepare hence cuts like such are only used by restaurants who has the luxury of time.  In Asia this is not the case since we eat most cuts of...

Chicken Katsu Curry

Japanese cuisine for me is Ramen, Sushi/Sashimi and this one Katsu Curry, three of the most popular dishes in this cuisine as well as in Japan itself. Chicken Katsu Curry as the name suggest is prepared with Chicken Katsu which is served with the curry sauce, but pork and beef...

Yaki Udon

Yaki Udon is Japanese dish of thick, smooth, white udon noodles stir fried with tender meat slices like beef, pork and/or chicken with vegetables such as carrots, spring onions, onions and ginger over sweet soy sauce mixture. Basically, a similar dish to Yakisoba cooked in a similar manner using different...

Oxtail Udon

Ohhh Oxtails, I can’t get enough of you, one of the most underrated meat cut that deserves everyone’s attention. Its meaty, its tasty, its collagen rich, its everything you want a meat to be and that’s what we are using today in our udon noodle soup. This is not your...

Zhong Hua (Helsinki, Finland)

I was so glad when we discovered this place because of all Scandinavian countries we visited, Finland feels quite different, so different I thought there were no Asian buffets in here, but I was wrong. This was the longest stay for us in any Scandinavian country and we had 5...