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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...

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...

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...
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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...

Sokyo Ramen Pop Up

American born Japanese Chef Chase Kojima has launched the new Sokyo Ramen popup in The Star casino food court. Those with a knowledge of his talents and pedigree will understand that this is a...
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...
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My shopping frenzy at the $2.50 (100 yen) Shop

While on my maid of honour duties (bridal dress shopping for my sister), the bridesmaids, my Mum and I had an hour to kill in between appointments so I decided to introduce everyone to...
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Sisen Ramen (四川辣麺)

One of the greatest successes of fusion cuisine would have to be tantan-men (担担麺), the Japanese version of dan dan noodles, a Szechuan specialty. Sisen Ramen is a chain of about eight ramen stores...
Tetsuya's warm salad of Ocean Trout

Tetsuya’s warm salad of ocean trout with black beans recipe

A recipe I've been keeping up my sleeve since cooking with Tetsuya last year, is this salad dressing which transforms simple sashimi slices of fresh fish (kingfish, tuna, salmon, snapper, ocean trout or hapuka)...
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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...

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