Japanese

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...

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...