Category: Japanese

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce is a wonderful fusion between the Chinese and the Japanese cuisine, crispy Japanese tempura style battered Hoki fish fillets with crisp quickly blanched broccoli goes really well with that savoury Chinese black bean sauce. I was fortunate enough to grab some Hoki...

Daikoku (North Shore City, New Zealand)

If you haven’t been to a teppanyaki restaurant then you should do this at least once in your lifetime, while the food may be good, you are not visiting it mainly because of that, what you are here for is the teppanyaki chef’s performance as they prepare your meal. While...

Hayama (Auckland, New Zealand)

This was my last trip to the airport before Coronavirus hit New Zealand, I was on my way to Gold Coast and had a quick bite before flying. I planned to sleep on the plane as I was quite tired and needed some good rest, so I grabbed something to...

Asahi Japanese Restaurant (Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand)

We came here on a lunch time as we have a community gathering near the location. First time trying out what Devonport has to offer, though we come here once in a while I think we never really chose this suburb as a dining spot. There were only two instances...

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Coffee Jelly

Coffee Jelly is quite an old English dessert, this thing can be seen in cookbooks like this The New Family Receipt Book published in England as early as 1813. Original recipe is named as Coffee Cream and Coffee Jelly and in the book, it states the following methods. Boil an...

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Ebisu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I’m getting the hang of this degustation dining, we had it sometime back in Masu now we are trying Ebisu, definitely there are much more to come, so watch this space as I want to try what is the best one in Auckland, but we have to do this slowly,...

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Tempura Udon

A simple udon soup once done right is incredible on its own, just the noodles alone is something to drool for! chewy, fat, slippery delicious. The broth is another thing, that umami filled soup is so addictive, any noodle dipped into that becomes amazing. I tried some good ones and...

16 Ways to Cook Beef Tendons 2

16 Ways to Cook Beef Tendons

Tendons, it’s that nasty looking offal that appears like a skinned appendage, you know what I am talking about. It may look disgusting but once it is cooked properly, the appearance changes and it’s a good contributor of flavour and life to the usually thin stock, but that’s not it,...

Japanese Potato Salad 1

Japanese Potato Salad

If you love potatoes then you need to try this recipe, this is like the pinnacle of all potato recipes a simple Japanese Potato Salad which is a cross between your usual Potato Salad and Mashed Potatoes. It’s almost a quintessential part of Japanese bento boxes, served with most yoshoku...

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Omurice

Omurice or Omuraisu as what the Japanese pronounce it is a type of yōshoku (Japanese style Western Food) prepared with fried rice and omelette. As the name suggest the name came from the words “Omelette” (Omu) and “Rice” (Rice). Omurice was said to have originated around the turn of the...