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In Asian, Dining, Dinner on
April 6, 2018

Yayoi Westfield Sydney, CBD

Sydneysiders who love Japanese food will no doubt have tried Yayoi. For those in need of an introduction, it’s a restaurant chain that’s come from Japan, where they already have in excess of 300 restaurants. So it’s no surprise that it was quite popular when they first landed in Australia.

I first visited their Yayoi Galeries branch when they were newly opened and the wait was excessively long. And though the crowds have died down, as they do, the beautiful presentation of the food an standout freshness is reason enough for me to make a visit from time to time. So when I received an invite from FCBA Australia to try out their newly opened branch in Westfield Sydney, I was only too eager to go!

Although the menu is largely the same between their different branches, there are some slight differences. And one big drawcard for the new Westfield location is their Umeshu (Japanese Plum Wine) offerings. If plum wine is your thing, you’ll definitely wanting to make a visit soon. Even if it’s not, you’ll want to check out their extensive umeshu menu- you’ll probably even find a new favourite!


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In Café, Dining, Dinner, Restaurant on
May 25, 2017

Lemon & Sin, Gordon

Crab Snowballs ($28)

 

Lemon, Lime & Bitters

 

Lamb Spring Rolls with minted yoghurt ($15)

 

Pan Seared Scallops With spicy chorizo over vanilla carrot puree ($16)

 

Dutch beef croquettes with french mustard  ($12)

 

Betel Leaves with smoked trout and sweet fish sauce($16)

 

Wagyu Striploin with coriander dressing and chilli pop corn ($36)

 

Five spice duck breast cauliflower puree passionfruit sauce ($25)

Fresh smoked salmon, wasabi kewpie mayonnaise, vietnamese herb salad ($22)

 

Prawns in tomato curry sauce served with Roti ($24)

Banana Fritters with homemade peanut butter ice cream and salted caramel sauce ($16)

 

Homemade churros with warm chocolate sauce and dulce de leche ice cream ($16)

 

In Asian, Dining, Dinner, Restaurant on
July 28, 2016

Komachi Japanese Restaurant, Surry Hills

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)

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In Asian, Dining, Dinner, Restaurant on
May 30, 2016

Yasaka Ramen, Town Hall

I haven’t been doing many restaurant reviews lately and if I’m being honest, it’s because I’ve been really lazy with taking photos and write ups. But if there’s one thing that’s worth writing about it’s ramen- so when our latest ramen cravings kicked in and brought us to Yasaka Ramen, I made sure I lugged that camera along with me!

Yasaka Special Flavour Karaage Chicken $7.80 (6pc)

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In Asian, Dining, Dinner, Restaurant on
March 10, 2016

Jumak (Drunken Rice), Town Hall

When the Korean food cravings kick in, I’m glad I’m in Sydney, where I’m spoilt for choice with plenty of good Korean restaurants everywhere. And my latest Korean food adventures take me to Jumak, one of my favourite hole in the wall joints in Sydney. Located in one of the alleys off George Street, it makes up for its discreet location with bright Christmas lights and large lit-up menus of their menu.

The restaurant is bigger than it appears at the front, with multiple levels and plenty of large tables for groups. We love the service button on each table which sets off a loud doorbell like noise- saves us from trying to catch the attention of the busy waitstaff as they’re rushing about.

Korean Fried Chicken ($13)

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