Category: Japanese

Sankai (Brisbane, Australia)

There are many restaurants to conquer in Brisbane’s South Bank, I may have tried a lot, but I had barely scratched the surface, this place is huge and has a lot to offer. My latest adventure was with this Japanese restaurant just in Grey Street, the ramen poster outside just...

Ramen Do (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Ohhh Ramen, I can’t get enough of this one. It’s one of the best comfort meals ever made. In my whole existence I had tried many ramens already even the ones in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. The real Japanese ones was so good, they really take their broth so seriously...

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Let’s start with a little bit of trivia. Where does this cheese tart originated? If Japan is your guess then you’re wrong but don’t worry that was my first guess as well, this brand originated in Malaysia then brought over to Australia and New Zealand but there is still a...

Fishball Soup

Sometimes seafood is quite challenging to prepare as well as to consume, you just have to bear with all those fish bones, prawn heads and clam shells but if I tell you still can enjoy the same taste without the challenge would you believe me? Well it is possible, though...

Tebasaki Fried Chicken

Tebasaki means “wing tips” and it usually refers to the part of the chicken used on this dish, usually it is prepared with the end of the wings the one farthest from the chicken breast where it is lightly coated double deep fried then glazed in a sweet, sour and...

Auckland CBD Night Market

Several weekends ago after some small shopping at Auckland CBD we planned to dine in again at Kiraku any like my past story about it, guess what, it was closed again and this was on a Friday around 5:30 PM. It’s just hard to decipher when this elusive ramen shop...

Miso Nikomi Udon

Miso Nikomi Udon is a type of Donabe that contains udon, chicken, kamaboko, mushroom, negi, deep fried tofu and egg served on a miso infused dashi broth. Unlike most udons where it is served on a clear broth this one is quite out of the norm since this Nagoya specialty...

Kiraku (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you’re looking for an authentic straight forward ramen, then look no further, this is the closest thing to what we had tried in Japan. Authenticity does not stop with the ramen even the place looks authentic, cramped in a small space that looks like those small Izakaya bars in...

Hakataya Ramen (Brisbane, Australia)

Just writing up a small review for this place because it reminds me of the many ramen we tried on our last Japan vacation but even better, read more to find out why. When I travel to Brisbane I usually arrive in the evening and sometimes that poses an issue...

Masu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Let’s start this review by letting you know that this to date is the best restaurant I tried in New Zealand, every aspect of our dining experience was perfect, the food, the staff, the location, communications and all. Masu is a Japanese robata restaurant and bar located in Federal Street....