Category: Japanese

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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...

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Ramen Katanaya (Las Vegas, Nevada)

I had a short one-week trip in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago and after a few days I was starting to crave for Ramen and I never knew that it was hard really hard to find, especially when you want it to be walking distance to your hotel....

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Ariake on Grey (Brisbane, Australia)

Looking for some quick chow when you are in South Bank then head over to this Japanese Stall just outside the South Bank Station and you will be treated with simple yet good food. This Izakaya style eatery has options for dine in, a quick bite or even takeaway, they...

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The Don (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Its one of those random days again where most of us at home was quite lazy to prepare dinner, usually we have the energy to cook but for some reason (most probably the weather) we just want to bum out. Our usual schedule is that I leave office at 4:30PM...

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Where to find good ramen in Auckland

There are many Japanese restaurants in Auckland, some of them offer ramen but few of them can make a proper one. I was lucky enough to have a first-hand experience on trying the real thing in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka and based on that experience I know how to spot...

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Ooma (Metro Manila, Philippines)

Our last one and a half day in the Philippines was spent in Manila with my friends and family, it was so hectic I will have to schedule who I meet. First with my closest friends who I grew up with, these friends are like a family to me and...

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Niku Udon

If you haven’t tried udon noodles then you are missing a lot on life, the texture on these noodles is something to be reckoned. Bouncy, chewy and soft its one addictive noodle unique to most. Usually served on simple soup dishes, it’s so good it does not need fancy ingredients...

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California Maki

This type of maki is claimed to be an American invention but there are also multiple claims where some originated in Canada. Anyway, regardless of where it came from what’s important is that is was named California Roll or California Maki due to its popularity in California. I also read...

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Haru No Yume (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I guess most of you would know Auckland is a little big city, its small in population and big at heart. Having said that we have a lot of things that most metropolitan city has but it may be only one or a couple of each. To give some perspective...

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Shoya (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Good ramen is hard in Auckland specially if you had tried the real thing in Japan, though I had tried several ones there are few who can deliver the real taste and texture, one of those who can deliver is this small place in Upper Queen Street in Auckland called...