Category: Japanese

Copycat Pepper Lunch Beef Pepper Rice

This dish became popular in the Philippine probably 3 years ago and all I can do is drool over the photos I saw online as we don’t have Pepper Lunch here in New Zealand, since then I wanted to try them and the only way to do it is by...

Wagamama Tivoli (Copenhagen, Denmark)

The only Wagamama I tried in my life was the one in Auckland, first was their branch in Sylvia Park and next was one in High Street but sadly early July this year they had shut their doors. It was quite sad for me as I liked this place and...

Seafood Doria

The first time I had this dish was in Hong Kong, I thought it was a Hong Kong dish like the Baked Pork Chop rice until recently when I saw this dish sold popularly in Japan when we had our vacation there a couple of years ago. Hong Kong love...

Sankai (Brisbane, Australia)

There are many restaurants to conquer in Brisbane’s South Bank, I may have tried a lot, but I had barely scratched the surface, this place is huge and has a lot to offer. My latest adventure was with this Japanese restaurant just in Grey Street, the ramen poster outside just...

Ramen Do (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Ohhh Ramen, I can’t get enough of this one. It’s one of the best comfort meals ever made. In my whole existence I had tried many ramens already even the ones in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. The real Japanese ones was so good, they really take their broth so seriously...

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Let’s start with a little bit of trivia. Where does this cheese tart originated? If Japan is your guess then you’re wrong but don’t worry that was my first guess as well, this brand originated in Malaysia then brought over to Australia and New Zealand but there is still a...

Fishball Soup

Sometimes seafood is quite challenging to prepare as well as to consume, you just have to bear with all those fish bones, prawn heads and clam shells but if I tell you still can enjoy the same taste without the challenge would you believe me? Well it is possible, though...

Tebasaki Fried Chicken

Tebasaki means “wing tips” and it usually refers to the part of the chicken used on this dish, usually it is prepared with the end of the wings the one farthest from the chicken breast where it is lightly coated double deep fried then glazed in a sweet, sour and...

Auckland CBD Night Market

Several weekends ago after some small shopping at Auckland CBD we planned to dine in again at Kiraku any like my past story about it, guess what, it was closed again and this was on a Friday around 5:30 PM. It’s just hard to decipher when this elusive ramen shop...

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...