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Breakfast at Sokyo

A typical traditional breakfast in Japan consists of steamed rice or okayu (rice porridge), miso soup, natto (sticky and pungent fermented soybeans which you'll either love or hate) and tsukemono (pickles). Sometimes it'll also...
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Guide to 100 Yen shopping in Japan

Remember my shopping frenzy at Sydney's 100 yen store, Maruyu City Super? Well, I am now thrilled to be able to take you to the real deal in Japan! What are they These are popular bargain/variety...
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Chibo Okonomiyaki, Osaka, Japan

As mentioned in one of my previous posts, you can expect to find something delicious anywhere you go in Osaka. However, for a truly memorable experience, I'd recommend visiting a restaurant like Chibo Okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki...
Cheese filled crispy chicken breast from 3Q Chicken

Asian Street Food in Sydney

Nature schmature. While most people might travel to Asia to see the amazing scenery and temples, we all actually know that the action is in the food. The street food. But if you don't...

Kagura, Surry Hills, Sydney

Kagura is a new Izakaya style Japanese restaurant located on Foveaux Street in Surry Hills. Passing in front of the restaurant you will see the head of an Oni, a horned demon from Japanese...
Bluefin toro, seared Tasmanian Uni, nikiri truffle poke at Sokyo restaurant, Pyrmont

Omakase degustation at Sokyo restaurant, Pyrmont

Sitting at the sushi bar (this is best seat in the house as you get to watch the chefs prepare everything before your eyes), I was delighted when chef Chase Kojima mentions that he's...
CoCo-Curry-House, Osaka

CoCo Curry House

Most of my meals in Japan were the cheap and cheerful and a highlight for me was this dinner at CoCo Curry House - a chain of restaurants that specialise in the popular yōshoku...

Oodles of Noodles! Our favourite Ramen joints in Sydney

Freshly made noodles in-store from Hakata Maru Ramen, maturing in wooden boxes. There’s nothing much more comforting in winter than to tuck into a bowl of noodles sitting in hot, steaming broth. As a gentle...

Osaka Soul Food + Osaka Bar, Potts Point, Sydney

The City of Love. The Big Apple. The Eternal City. Fashion Capital of the World. The world’s most iconic cities are identifiable just as much by their nicknames as they are by their landscapes. And...
Chanoma-Cafe, Sydney CBD

Chanoma Cafe

Sydney's cheap eat scene recently welcomed the addition of Chanoma Cafe to Regent Place (where Azuma Patisserie used to be). Matcha green tea is the focus of the menu here - there's green tea...

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