Japanese

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...

Koiya (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

When it comes to Japanese restaurant our usual orders are Ramen or Sushi, we barely order Kastu dishes because for me it’s just a regular fried dish that I can cook at home easily so I am not bothered ordering them. Katsu can also be dry hence when I do...

Menchi Katsu

Menchi Kastu is a Japanese yoshoku dish made with minced meat thick patties that is breaded then deep fried. These patties can be made with either beef, chicken, pork, or any mixture of each. When we visited Japan several years ago, that was the first time I seen and tried...

Yakimeshi

Yakimeshi is a Japanese style fried rice simply made with rice, ham, eggs, spring onions and soy sauce. When we visited Japan several years ago, I never knew that they were big with fried rice too, in fact it’s so common, there are places where fried rice is served as...

Japanese Egg Tartare Sauce

Japanese Egg Tartar Sauce is a Japanese side dish prepared with chopped eggs, pickles, onions and Japanese mayonnaise, a perfect pair for that deep-fried or baked crispy seafood. Last week we showcased a Japanese coleslaw side dish and today we are showcasing another Japanese side dish, its alter ego the...

Japanese Coleslaw

Japanese Coleslaw is a Japanese side dish of thinly sliced cabbage, carrots and spring onions tossed in a dressing made with rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and sugar. A perfect side dish to any fried or grilled Japanese dish. Ever wondered how that cabbage side dish by the side of...

Azabu (Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand)

This was quite a late post to be precise it was two months late since we had this dinner during Valentine’s day. Anyways the information here is still quite relevant since their Valentines menu basically is a variety of their Omakase Menu. This dinner was NZ$95.00 and its all worth...

Tomi Ro (Westgate, Waitakere, New Zealand)

In my 15 years in Auckland this was the first time I had been into a Sushi Train here, while there was one restaurant in the city that has the same concept that I knew about, there was no urge before in trying it out since there are a lot...