Temaki TJ and Sushi Rolls Of Love – Family Bonding!

We had so much fun making sushi the other day I thought you might want to try it with your family, too! As usual, Valerie cooks without recipe but luckily, this one is easy to make up along as it is quite a mix-and-match-according-to-your-taste kind of food. I have provided the primary recipe courtesy of … Continue reading

Manseki 满席 (マン席)

マン席, pronounced as Manseki, means “sold out” or “all seats taken” in the Japanese language. And in effect with the yummilicious omakase meal I had recently, this semi-fine dining restaurant ought to be! I wanted to name this post “A Tale of 2 Friendships” because it was a union of 2 old buddies and I … Continue reading

En Japanese Dining Bar @ Alocassia

Nothing beats a simple porridge meal when ill (I mentioned I wasn’t feeling well after my Phuket trip) but if one still wants to dine luxuriously, then Japanese food is the way to go! Japanese cuisine is one of my favourite food in the world. The exacting standard that goes into the preparation and presentation … Continue reading

Sushi Omakase Sake @ Shinzo Carpenter Street

This is a pretty (pun intended) long post with lots of pictures compiled over two visits. Chef Lawrence Chia, who graduated from the famed Nogawa School, helms Shinzo, a rather new Japanese restaurant located at Carpenter Street, with 3 other chefs. Although Shinzo is new being under a year old, Chef Lawrence is not. In … Continue reading

Shin Tokyo Sushi – Shoddy At Best

Come Sunday and I was still feeling queasy from Friday’s dinner but I thought I had better eat something having gone through a day without food. Afrer that morning’s street photography session which I missed, Gan called me and we made a rendezvous to meet at Far East Plaza in about 20 minutes’ time. I had … Continue reading

Oishii おいしい Sushi Tei

I first started eating at Lim Seng Lee Duck Rice some 25+ years even before my elder daughter was born and the most recent trip there was 4th August 2012. I knew the exact date because I was acting like a local tourist that day. It’s been a 15-year break since I last ate there … Continue reading

En Japanese Dining Bar – Irrashaimase いっらしゃいませ

The minute you step into a Japanese restaurant, you are most likely be greeted with or get startled by a chorus of “irrashaimase” which loosely translates to “welcome” by the staff. Japanese cuisine is one of my  favourite food in the world. The exacting standard that goes into the preparation and presentation of Japanese food, … Continue reading

Kenzan@GPO is now Gekkazan

The name kenzan (剣山) literally means sword mountain but I cannot make out the meaning of Gekkazan, a name Kenzan@GPO used after renovation. I asked a Japanese friend of mine, Kei san, and he thought judging from the romanised word, Gekkazan, may be “月下山” literally translating to mountain under the moon. Kei san did some … Continue reading

1000 Tastes In A Bowl

We usually eat at the flagship restaurant at 130 Bourke Street but our friend/neighbour told us that Ajisen Ramen had opened another outlet at Melbourne Central. According to Jason, “the food and ambience are better” and besides, Melbourne Central is nearer to where we stay thus saving us some tram fares which would be used to … Continue reading

Streets Beach Brisbane

It’s been more than a decade since I last visited Brisbane and this year we had our summer holiday there. We googled and found that Love Roll Sushi is highly recommended so we bought some and had a sushi picnic during our outing at South Bank Parklands. Some reviews said that their teriyaki chicken sushi … Continue reading