The Adventures of M&M
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This blog is mainly for our own purposes but we aim to please and entertain with stories about our travel and food adventures.
I had read good reviews about Yayoi (or Yayoi ken as it's written in Japanese) and had wanted to try it out for a while and we finally got to go after we did some shopping on Boxing day. (Yes yes, I'm aware I'm very slow with coming up with posts)
When my sister came to visit me for my birthday, she wanted to try out the desserts from Koi Dessert Bar as the owner was from Masterchef. I myself only found out about Koi when I visited Spice Alley on my birthday and it was closed by the time we had finished eating so I didn't get to see or try any of their goodies.
We went back on the weekend to check it out and bought a few things to try.
I don't know if I really need to introduce Sepia - it's won awards and has been named restaurant of the year a few times in the past few years. But yeah, 3 chef hats in 2016! I think it's quite impressive. I can't remember how I found it.. might have been just me trying to google nice restaurants to go and try and after seeing their menu, I was intrigued.
Very short post on Ramen Zundo which is found in World Square in the city. I had a craving for ramen and after seeing this post 0n the top 8 ramens in Sydney I decided to give Zundo a try.
I found out about Jugemu/Shimbashi while on the way home from work in Dee Why. I was just sitting on the bus while it was at a bus stop and I noticed the restaurant sign across the street saying "手打ちそば" i.e. hand made soba and I was intrigued. So I google searched the restaurant and read a few reviews and they all seemed positive which made me want to try the place out since both MF and I loved trying out soba from different areas while we were in Japan. We had fears about trying out soba in Sydney because we've had such good soba we didn't want to be disappointed.
Today we'll be reviewing Wayama which is a small Japanese restaurant found off Princess Highway in Sylvania. We found it while we were getting a dining coupon for MF's parents in another restaurant just a few doors down. I was interested in it because at the door there was a little intro blurb about the chef (who is Japanese) and his credentials essentially. I think there was also a part on his hobbies lol. The other reason I was interested was because they served kaiseki.
It's time for another food review. This is about Kyoto and all the good food it has to offer.
On our first night, we decided we wanted to have all-you-can-eat hotpot. The first time we were in Kyoto back in Nov 2012, MF, LW and I went to an all-you-can-eat hotpot place and we all still remember how good it was. The meat they served back then was really good! Unfortunately, we did not have a name or remember the exact location of the restaurant so we thought if we just wandered about in the general area of where we thought it was, we'd be able to find it.
When you're in Japan, one of the things you have to do is try out the food. Especially regional specialties. Practically every prefecture has their own special produce and even within towns and cities there might be variances. Let's start with a food review of what we had in Hiroshima/Miyajima. Be prepared for lots of food pics and preferably don't continue scrolling on an empty stomach lol!