Archive for the ‘food & drink’ Category


Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

It's next to impossible to find Shiso leaves to buy in Sydney. Sashimi just isnt the same without it. A little while ago we found an online shop that had Shiso seeds. After a lot of trial and error we've managed to get some to sprout. Hurry up and ...

Fish for dinner

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

The new fish shop that's opened in Willoughby has some excellent fish. What they have on offer varies greatly as they only buy quality fresh fish. If they cant get it, they don't sell cheap rubbish instead. I bought some fish after work and Chika cooked this up

Fishing again

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

We went fishing again today, with four friends. It wasn't a great day for it, the fish weren't biting as well as in the past. However with some concerted effort changing rigs, bait and location, we managed a decent haul that will feed us tonight. 23 Yellowtail (yakka), 4 Mackerel (slimy/blue) ...


Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Friends came around today for a yakiniku party. One is a sushi chef and he brought some Chu-toro (medium fatty tuna). Woohoo! In my opinion, Chu-toro is the best cut of Tuna. Otoro is the most prized and most expensive, but I find it too oily. The normal red ...

Lilianfels, Katoomba

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

We stayed at Lilianfels at Echo Point Katoomba this weekend. Dinner was at their famous Darley's restaurant and again there for brunch the next day. I was very impressed with the whole experience and that doesn't happen often. I've been spoiled in my travels. It's the ...


Monday, January 7th, 2008

We went fishing yesterday, and overdid it a bit. 8:30am till 7pm. The hat, shirt and sunscreen weren't enough, I still got a bit cooked. The upside was that we caught a variety of fish, sadly none very big. We got lots of Yellowtail, two Tailor, and one ...

Smoked salmon, avocado salsa and prawn stack

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Another special occasion and Chika outdid herself!

Kohaku (amber) Yebisu

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Talking to my sister in law today, she mentioned that there was a limited edition Yebisu out. Damn, I want some! 30sec TV ad

Getting into the christmas/new year festivities

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

We put together some dishes for dinner. It was particularly good, thus the blog entry.

More German Beers

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

. Tried another two German beers tonight; König Pilsner and Fürstenberg Premium Lager. Both were very refreshing and crisp, no harshness or any tastes my tongue wasn't keen on. I found the Fürstenberg had lots of hoppy/barley flavor at the start with a nice clean neutral finish. The König ...