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Chicken Karaage

Chicken Karaage


Karaage is a type of cooking technique used in the Japanese cuisine where different food items that are coated in potato flour are deep fried in oil. Commonly chicken marinated in soy sauce, garlic and ginger is used. Looking closely at the description, it looks like an Asian version of the fried chicken because it … Continue reading

Mochi

Mochi


Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome or what we know as glutinous rice. Traditionally this rice cake is widely exchanged during the New Year in Japan but due to its popularity it is now available whole year round. The conventional way of preparing this rice cake is by soaking the mochigome overnight and … Continue reading

Salmon Teriyaki

Salmon Teriyaki


Writing this blog post still make me drool because when I made this at home it was perfectly cooked one of the best simple meals I ever made, sweet and savoury sauce on a lightly browned and crispy salmon skin while retaining its moisture. The layers of salmon fat is not melted but cooked to … Continue reading

Sizzling Teriyaki Squid

Sizzling Teriyaki Squid


Filipinos love grilled and sizzling dishes, in fact if I can remember there are heaps of restaurants back in my home country that offer their dishes on a sizzling plate from classic dishes like Sisig, beef steaks, grilled chicken, pork chops, fish and this dish Sizzling Teriyaki Squid. A simple dish made out of grilled … Continue reading

Takoyaki

Takoyaki


Takoyaki is one of my favourite Japanese street food, it is a type of dumpling filled with baby octopus, cabbage, spring onions and pickled ginger. It is then cooked in a takoyaki pan then served with takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise, aonori and katsuobushi (dried bonito shavings). It was invented by Tomekichi Endo in 1935, he popularized it in … Continue reading

Eight at the Langham (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Eight at the Langham (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)


Let’s start this article by stating that this is the best buffet restaurant I had tried so far, I would definitely come back here a lot of times. While I’ve been to different buffet restaurants this is different as there are eight different cuisines to choose from, most of them are prepared and cooked while … Continue reading

Oden

Oden


Oden is a Japanese winter soup dish which consists of several ingredients like daikon radish, boiled eggs, mixed fish cakes, different types of tofu and konnyaku served in a dashi flavoured stock. There are lot of ingredients to choose from like different fish cakes, vegetable and root crops but there are no strict rules what … Continue reading

Beef Ramen

Beef Ramen


Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish made out of wheat noodles served in a meat or seafood based soup, often flavoured with soy sauce or miso then topped with different ingredients ranging from sliced meats, dried seaweed, kamaboko, green onions, pickled bamboo, wood ear fungus and occasionally corn. Today the true ramen can be only … Continue reading

Bento Bowl

Bento Bowl


Bento for those who does not know is a term for defining a packed meal (home or takeaway) in Japanese cuisine, similar to “Baon” in Philippines, “Dosirak” in Korea or “Biandang” in Taiwan. Traditionally a bento uses a boxed shaped container which is filled with different food items such as rice, meat, vegetables (pickled, cooked … Continue reading

Surimi Salad

Surimi Salad


  Surimi I guess most of us associates it with crab meat but in Japan surimi can be made out of any seafood that is pulverized to a thick paste and formed into various shapes. Typically it is made out of white fleshed fish like pollock or hake. Surimi literally means “ground meat” and the … Continue reading

Gyoza

Gyoza


Gyoza is a popular Japanese dumpling made out of chopped cabbage, minced meat and seasonings wrapped in a very thin dumpling sheet. Usually cooked by boiling, steaming, pan frying, or deep frying but the most popular one a combination steaming and pan frying. This little wonder originated in China from a dish called Jiaozi, the … Continue reading

Naritas (North Shore, New Zealand)

Naritas (North Shore, New Zealand)


I’ve been itching to make a review for this Japanese restaurant in Auckland but whenever we dine there I just don’t have a proper camera with me. But today I’ve decided to do it after having a really nice meal even if I don’t have my DSLR with me. So for this post I had … Continue reading