Thursday, July 28, 2016

Komachi Japanese Restaurant, Surry Hills

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Japanese food isn't really the first thing thing that comes to mind when thinking Surry Hills, it's exactly what we're here for on a chilly weeknight.

If you've ever been on Cleveland Street, you'll probably have noticed Komachi Japanese Restaurant- the one with its front windows transformed into a wall of fame, featuring customers who have successfully completed their 1 kilo ramen challenge. There's 34 on the wall so far, but we're not quite brave enough to face the challenge- we're here to try their normal menu thanks to Washoku Lovers.

Edamamae ($5)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Travel | Tokyo 2016 | Sushi and other Japanese Eats

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Fukusuke Horikawa

Our dinner at Fukusuke Horikawa was one of our first sushi meals in Tokyo and probably the only unplanned one as we had actually a last minute change of plans for the day and ended up in Ikebukuro. We were looking for a nicer place for a special dinner when we came across the lifts to the Sky restaurants located on the 58th and 59th floor and had a peek to see what was up there.

We were pretty much sold once we stepped foot in the lift, a sky themed ride up from ground floor straight up to the restaurant levels, I was so mesmerised that by the time I took my camera out, the ride was already over!


There's a handful of restaurants on the 59th floor, each with views but we chose Fukusuke Horikawa as it was one of the few Japanese options available. We made a quick reservation and returned for an early dinner- an excellent decision as it not only meant that we got to choose a nice window seat (with incredible views!) but we also got to watch the sun set and the city turn into a beautiful fluorescent lit environment.


We had expected to pay an arm and leg for the nice views, but we were surprised to find that the menu was very reasonably priced, with sushi sets starting from 1620 yen (~$20AUD) for dinner (less for lunch) and drinks on par with most other restaurants we'd been to in Tokyo. We thought we'd go a little fancy an opted for one of the fancier looking multi course sets (Yuraku set, 5400 yen ~$60AUD) and chirashi sushi to share.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Ricotta Pancakes

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Quick post today!

I'm a huge fan of pancakes, but besides the one time I made chocolate pancakes, I've always stuck to the same trusty pancake recipe whenever I whip up a batch for brekky. Ever since my trip to Japan, where pancakes come in all shapes, sizes and flavours, I've been a little obsessed over pancakes and thought I'd start experiemting with some other recipes.

Seeing as I had half a tub of ricotta left in the fridge, I thought I'd try these famous ricotta hotcakes that people have been raving about for years. Perhaps I had my hopes too high, but to be very honest, I wasn't too impressed. Nevertheless, they're light and fluffy and quite pleasant to have- although I probably will be experimenting with other pancake recipes next time!
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