Category: Japanese

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....

Cold Noodles With Sesame Sauce, Egg and Cucumbers

I got served these noodles when I was invited by my close friends for a barbecue dinner at their place. They said they will be doing some Spicy Cumin Lamb Skewers but they served more, as I approached their kitchen, his wife told me that she prepared this special rice...

Champon

Champon is a noodle dish from Nagasaki, Japan inspired by the Chinese cuisine this noodle soup dish is prepared with ramen noodles, pork, seafood and vegetables. What sets this apart from the usual ramen it that the noodles in the dish is cooked with the rest of the ingredients hence...

Yakinikuya Sakai (Bali, Indonesia)

i We passed by this place several times and was tempted to stop our driver during those times as we haven’t had yakiniku for quite some time now, but during those moments we were not really hungry so we let it pass until one time. We just came from a...

Ika Furai

All of us know calamari is a lightly battered squid deep fried to a very crispy state. This popular Italian dish has been a regular in most bars as it is a good beer match plus it is easy to prepare for the bar kitchen staff, but have you thought...

Prawn and Snapper Miso Soup

If you are a seafood soup lover then this one is for you, a soup dish filled with umami which will definitely satisfy even the pickiest taste buds. This dish is simply prepared with snapper fillet or with bones on, prawns and tofu in a savoury dashi stock, no need...

Kakiage

The Japanese and Filipino cuisine have some things in common, this is because of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines that occurred between 1942 and 1945. While it’s not a great amount of time compared to the Spanish and American regime, it did mark its existence within our culture. In...