Kiyomi Restaurant – Japanese Culinary Artistry

Kiyomi Restaurant – Japanese Culinary Artistry

Open just 9 weeks, Kiyomi Restaurant is set to be another resounding success for executive Chef Chase Kojima. Chase is revered for his innovative, modern approach to Japanese cuisine. The talented chef made a name for himself as Executive Chef with Nobu Group, and then continued to shine at Sokyo Continue reading

IPPUDO Sydney

IPPUDO Sydney

IPPUDO has been on my "must visit" list for a while now. Located on the 5th floor of  Pitt Street's Westfield, the atmosphere is the lively, loud and very happening.  There is just such a buzz!  High energy staff yell greetings of moishi  moishi as people come and go, all adding to the Continue reading

Osaka Style Okonomiyaki

Osaka Style Okonomiyaki

I have a recipe to share for one of my favourite Japanese dishes, Osaka Style Okonomiyaki.  Before I share the recipe I have a story to tell. My first trip to Japan was with my husband and 2 children in 2001.  Our family had been hosting Japanese students since 1995 and I wanted to experience Japan Continue reading

Sarong Restaurant & Bar – Sawtell

Sarong Restaurant & Bar – Sawtell

The lunch crowd had started to make themselves comfortable at Sarong Bar & Restaurant when we took our seat. It's a mid week lunch, but already the martini glasses were out, and the bartender was busy shaking and pouring all manner of cocktails for the alfresco crowd. The summer weather and Continue reading

Zen Japan Coffs Harbour

Zen Japan Coffs Harbour

Zen caught my attention with its simple modern signage whilst it was still in the fit out stage. Mr GG and I have been to Japan on numerous holidays prior to Gourmet Getaways and we have always thoroughly enjoyed our experiences, especially the food! So anytime there is the opportunity to try a Continue reading

2 in 1 Japanese Bakery, Gold Coast

2 in 1 Japanese Bakery, Gold Coast

2 in 1 Japanese Bakery Robina, Gold Coast I have two pet hates, the first... food franchises, the second... food courts. So how is it that I am eating from a franchise in a food court? The answer is, my curiosity got the better of me! A friend mentioned there was a Japanese bakery which had Continue reading

Benihana Restaurant – Marriott Surfers

Benihana Restaurant – Marriott Surfers

Move over Iron Chef Sakai, “Benihana’s Restaurant” cuisine reigns supreme! Surely we are on the set of Iron Chef?  Prawns are flying, salt shakers are being tossed into the red chef’s hat, there are flames shooting up toward the roof, this is most certainly not your average restaurant. This Continue reading

Musashi

Musashi

Musashi 447 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 As soon as Mr GG and I step foot in Sydney we are on the hunt for food.  We usually start with Japanese and that was exactly what we felt like again today.  However this time a change of  venue was in order. We chose Musashi because it was a little Continue reading

Ramen Kan

Ramen Kan

We stumbled upon this restaurant purely by chance about seven years ago.  We had just come from the airport after a holiday in Japan and already we were craving Japanese food. After wandering around Haymarket we noticed a sign for Ramen Kan. It was noodles that we craved so we risked life and Continue reading

Salmon Miso Soup

Salmon Miso Soup

Week 3 Topic Rice/Noodle I have a sick hubby at the moment, Mr GG has tonsillitis. He is bedridden, tired and lethargic, worst of all though, is that he is struggling to swallow. When I’m unwell I just want fluids, tea, water, green tea and soup.  So I decided to make hubby a bowl of my Continue reading

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