Japanese

Japanese Coleslaw

Japanese Coleslaw is a Japanese side dish of thinly sliced cabbage, carrots and spring onions tossed in a dressing made with rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and sugar. A perfect side dish to any fried or grilled Japanese dish. Ever wondered how that cabbage side dish by the side of...

Azabu (Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand)

This was quite a late post to be precise it was two months late since we had this dinner during Valentine’s day. Anyways the information here is still quite relevant since their Valentines menu basically is a variety of their Omakase Menu. This dinner was NZ$95.00 and its all worth...

Tomi Ro (Westgate, Waitakere, New Zealand)

In my 15 years in Auckland this was the first time I had been into a Sushi Train here, while there was one restaurant in the city that has the same concept that I knew about, there was no urge before in trying it out since there are a lot...

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen 1

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish prepared ramen noodles, prawns and cheese served on a slowly simmered chicken and dashi stock. Cheese in ramen? Yes there is such a thing and for me it was weird the first time I heard of it, until I tried it....

Yamato Japanese Restaurant (Rotorua, New Zealand) 1

Yamato Japanese Restaurant (Rotorua, New Zealand)

Where ever we go we need to have some Japanese fed into our system, it’s just one of our favourite cuisines and we can’t live without a dose of them, hence with our Rotorua trip we made sure we tried on of the highly rated restaurants in the region. After...

11 Types of Ramen you should try 1

11 Types of Ramen you should try

11 Types of Ramen you should try is a list of must try ramen recipes from Japan whether is shio, shoyu or tonkotsu there is something for everyone Ohhhh Ramen! I guess a lot of us would put this dish on top of their comfort dish list, this Japanese adaptation...

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce 1

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce is a Chinese inspired dish prepared with crispy battered hoki fillets served with blanched broccoli florets in a savoury Black Bean sauce. Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce is a wonderful fusion between the Chinese and the Japanese cuisine, crispy...

Daikoku (North Shore City, New Zealand) 1

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) 1

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...