Archive for the ‘food & drink’ Category

Paulaner @ the Bavarian Bier Café

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

We tried out the Bavarian Bier Café in Manly on the weekend. I love the one in the city on York st. This one is nice too; nice view over the harbour and the interior fit out has been well done. They could do with better ...

Tetsuya’s

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

We decided a while ago that we really should try Tetsuya's before he got tired of cooking and closed the restaurant. We booked earlier this year to go on our wedding anniversary (they're booked out at least 3 months in advance). It is an expensive meal, but its not ...

Food in Melbourne

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

We decided to see how good the food is in Melbourne. Hanabishi Formal restaurant, not cheap. Very good food but not the best value for money. The Tonkatsu was the highlight, they use "kurobuta" Black Berkshire pork. The best I've ever had. I must seek out a good Tonkatsu restaurant the next ...

Schwelmer Pils

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

At Dan Murphy's the other day, i saw bottles of a beer called Schwelmer Pils in the fridge. It looked nice so i gave it a try. Its quite nice, with a slight honey taste. Its not too bitter, too mild or too fruity. Nicely balanced in my opinion. The ...

Home Espresso

Friday, August 10th, 2007

We bought an Ascasso Dream a few weeks ago. It was a bit of an impulse buy, although we've been pondering getting an espresso machine for some time. It's just so sexy we couldn't resist. I knew making espresso wouldn't be easy, we've been practicing over the last ...

Simmered Fish

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Chika usually cooks. She's much better at it than me and enjoys it. She's still recovering from the flu so today I tried making one of my favourite dishes, Japanese style simmered fish. Redfish (金目鯛) is in season at the moment and suits this dish. ...

Quality (authentic) Japanese food in Sydney

Friday, July 27th, 2007

I've been lucky enough to be introduced to seriously good eating places in Japan; Kaiseki, Sushi, Yakitori, Tonkatsu, Tempura, Izakayas etc. Restaurants in Japan tend to specialize in just one kind of food and concentrate on doing that as well as they can. Back in Sydney, its a bit of ...

Beer!

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

I never liked beer. I thought I was just weird, different to other people. I'd tried so many beers over the years but never liked any of them. In the end I gave up. "Sorry, I cant drink beer. It makes me nauseous". Recently there's been a bit ...