Japanese

The GYOZA BAR (Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand)

If you are looking for a Japanese bar with an Izakaya feel then look no further and head over to the Gyoza Bar at Ponsonby. I had visited several Izakaya’s before and most of them happened during our family trip in Japan. Since then, I was trying to find something...

Matcha Crinkles

Another one for the matcha lover out there! Matcha Crinkles is a type of crinkle prepared with matcha powder along with the usual crinkle ingredients giving it a nice bight green colour. If you follow my blog then most probably you would have known my daughters love for anything Matcha....

Maruten Ramen (Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand)

The last time I had Maruten Ramen is when they were still at Mercury Plaza, since then I never knew where they moved to until one day when we were at Westfield St Luke’s Shopping Centre and was craving for some Ramen. After searching online what’s the nearest ramen shop...

Kori Kohi

Kori Kohi is a drink created by UCC Coffee made with Cold brew ice coffee cubes, warm milk and sweet syrup. The perfect coffee for the hot summer! If you’re a coffee fan and think that Dalgona coffee was worth the effort then wait till you try this, with just...

Japanese Siomai

Japanese Siomai is a type of minced pork and sometimes with prawns where it is wrapped in nori sheets instead of the usual dimsum wrapper, giving it a unique seafood taste. I have been into Japan, Hong Kong and China and probably I had seen one of these types of...

Ippudo (Sylvia Park, Auckland, New Zealand)

I got excited when I saw there was an Ippudo in Sylvia Park this is because I had a good experience with this restaurant chain when I visited Sydney many years ago, their ramen was so good, it reminded me of the ramens I had in Japan. We rarely visit...

Eight Treasure Stir Fry (Happō-sai)

Eight Treasure Stir Fry or Happō-sai is a popular Japanese dish prepared with eight ingredients consisting of different vegetables, meats, and seafood where it is stir fried then thickened with potato starch. Japanese stir fry might not be as popular as the Chinese stir fries, but they do exist, it...

Sushi Tomi (Westgate, Auckland, New Zealand)

One of the restaurants we miss after moving to Westgate was our family favourite Naritas, when we crave for a bento box nowadays, we either go to North Shore or just forget about it. A few weeks back after grabbing some stuff at Countdown Westgate we decided to try this...

Peko Peko (Hobsonville, Auckland, New Zealand)

We definitely miss this Japanese restaurant called Naritas in North Shore. When we used to live there, this was our go to place when we want to dine out or have a Japanese craving and one of our favourite orders was their Bento Boxes. It has been eight months since...