Japanese

Dinner @ Shin Sen (Dickson)

I caught up with some friends for dinner at a newish Japanese/Taiwanese restaurant, Shin Sen, in Dickson. Shin Sen replaced what used to be Wasabi. Don’t worry, they’ve kept the teppanyaki. I believe you can choose between a Taiwanese banquet or a Japanese banquet both $39.90 per person. The regular menu includes a limited number of […] Read more…

Food Marathon – 1 weekend in Melbourne

My partner and I headed to Melbourne for a friend’s wedding over the Easter long weekend (I flew to fit in a day of eating while he drove down). I really only had one day in the CBD to eat and shop so I tried to make the most of it, taking into account what […] Read more…

Japanese dining @ Bon Kura

*I dined as a guest at Bon Kura, however all opinions are my own. I was kindly invited to dine at Bon Kura in Dickson by owner Bonnie, who originally wanted to name the place Sakura but the name was taken so Bon Kura it was! Not to be outdone, there are pictures of the […] Read more…

Enlighten Festival and Night Noodle Markets wrap-up

What did you think of Canberra’s first Night Noodle Markets? Taking my 5 tips into account after my first visit, I went back a couple more times to try out more food. The coconut juice ($6) from Mini Pancakes was refreshing on a hot summer’s afternoon though not quite cold enough. I really liked the […] Read more…

5 tips to enhance your Night Noodle Markets experience

The first ever Canberra Night Noodle Markets are on right now as part of the Enlighten Festival. I was kindly invited, along with other Canberra food bloggers and writers, by Canberra Times Food and Wine Editor Natasha Rudra on a tour and taste of the food stalls before the markets opened. The Night Noodle Markets […] Read more…

Enlighten Night Noodle Markets starts tomorrow!

In case you haven’t heard, Canberra’s inaugural Night Noodle Markets will be held this year as part of Enlighten! After major envy from Sydney and Melbourne’s Night Noodle Markets, there is much excitement in Canberra to have our own. Held at Reconciliation Place in Canberra, food stall holders include: Spanthai Zagyoza Teppanyaki Noodles Shallot Thai […] Read more…

Yum cha @ Akiba

Akiba recently introduced yum cha on weekends between 11-3. I was interested to see what it would be like so I booked an outdoor table with some friends. The yum cha menu that day (below) looked like the regular Akiba menu but shorter. This was confusing – what was the yum cha aspect? Thankfully our […] Read more…

Birthday lunch @ Tetsuya’s

Warning: this post is photo heavy. For my birthday, I booked Tetsuya’s Restaurant in Sydney (about 6 months in advance) for Saturday lunch. Tetsuya’s offers a 10-course degustation for $220 per person (without wine). It’s been on my list of eateries to visit and I couldn’t wait to head to Sydney for an extra long […] Read more…

Japanese dining @ LiloTang

The latest venture by the Chairman Group (Chairman & Yip, Malamay, Lanterne Rooms) is LiloTang in Barton, offering modern Japanese cuisine. Headed by chef Shunsuke Ota (formerly of Nobu Melbourne), there was much anticipation of this restaurant opening. I have been teased by photos on social media and had my first taste of binchotan (charcoal) […] Read more…

Dinner @ Kokoro

My partner and I caught up with some friends over the weekend. Seeing as they live in Gungahlin, I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out a restaurant in the area. We all like Japanese food, so I made a booking at Kokoro Japanese Restaurant. I don’t drive to Gungahlin often, so […] Read more…