Japanese

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...

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen 1

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish prepared ramen noodles, prawns and cheese served on a slowly simmered chicken and dashi stock. Cheese in ramen? Yes there is such a thing and for me it was weird the first time I heard of it, until I tried it....

Yamato Japanese Restaurant (Rotorua, New Zealand) 1

Yamato Japanese Restaurant (Rotorua, New Zealand)

Where ever we go we need to have some Japanese fed into our system, it’s just one of our favourite cuisines and we can’t live without a dose of them, hence with our Rotorua trip we made sure we tried on of the highly rated restaurants in the region. After...

11 Types of Ramen you should try 1

11 Types of Ramen you should try

11 Types of Ramen you should try is a list of must try ramen recipes from Japan whether is shio, shoyu or tonkotsu there is something for everyone Ohhhh Ramen! I guess a lot of us would put this dish on top of their comfort dish list, this Japanese adaptation...

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce 1

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce is a Chinese inspired dish prepared with crispy battered hoki fillets served with blanched broccoli florets in a savoury Black Bean sauce. Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce is a wonderful fusion between the Chinese and the Japanese cuisine, crispy...