Category: Japanese

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...

Kiraku (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you’re looking for an authentic straight forward ramen, then look no further, this is the closest thing to what we had tried in Japan. Authenticity does not stop with the ramen even the place looks authentic, cramped in a small space that looks like those small Izakaya bars in...

Hakataya Ramen (Brisbane, Australia)

Just writing up a small review for this place because it reminds me of the many ramen we tried on our last Japan vacation but even better, read more to find out why. When I travel to Brisbane I usually arrive in the evening and sometimes that poses an issue...

Masu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Let’s start this review by letting you know that this to date is the best restaurant I tried in New Zealand, every aspect of our dining experience was perfect, the food, the staff, the location, communications and all. Masu is a Japanese robata restaurant and bar located in Federal Street....

Cold Noodles With Sesame Sauce, Egg and Cucumbers

I got served these noodles when I was invited by my close friends for a barbecue dinner at their place. They said they will be doing some Spicy Cumin Lamb Skewers but they served more, as I approached their kitchen, his wife told me that she prepared this special rice...

Champon

Champon is a noodle dish from Nagasaki, Japan inspired by the Chinese cuisine this noodle soup dish is prepared with ramen noodles, pork, seafood and vegetables. What sets this apart from the usual ramen it that the noodles in the dish is cooked with the rest of the ingredients hence...

Yakinikuya Sakai (Bali, Indonesia)

i We passed by this place several times and was tempted to stop our driver during those times as we haven’t had yakiniku for quite some time now, but during those moments we were not really hungry so we let it pass until one time. We just came from a...