The place is located at Yokohama – a bit far from the city centre of Tokyo, but it definitely worths a detour. Looking like any other other yakitori restaurant from the exterior, but u will be surprised to enjoy the very high quality skewers they serve here.
Using only the finest Miyazaki chicken (sashimi grade) and the best charcoal available. Above all, the grilling technique is perfect!
Masters in action!
The best chicken liver skewers- served still pink at the centre, surely not for the faint of heart!
The oh-so-good chicken cartilage.
Chicken kidney with ginger paste on top.
Meaty chicken thigh.
My favourite of the night – chicken aorta! So plump, fatty and juicy!
3-2 Fukutomicho Nakadori Naka-ku Yokohama Kanagawa
Happy year of the rooster everyone!
After the non-stop family gatherings and reunion meals over the past three days, my life seemed to go back to normal. I finally have time to sort out all the photos from my Tasmania trip. I feel a growling rumble in my stomach while going through the films, and it wasn’t because I haven’t had enough of turnips cakes, my all-time favourite…
Just like any other wanderluster, I have an constant yearning for new tastes and discoveries. “Under the Tassie Sun” summarized my adventure from the North to the South of Tasmania. Starting in Launceston, Tasmania’s second’s city that has forever been locked in rivalry with Hobart, but to me somehow has the zestier food scene, to the humble but charming seafood shack in Freycinet. Up long winding roads and down farm tracks, through blazing sun and misty rain, I visited producers and local shops that are fighting the big corporations and creating artisanal products to sell with pride. I fell in love with the delicious giant oysters and all the colourful dishes that radiated the true spirits of summer (and don’t get me started on the affordable but very flavoursome wine).
At the end of the trip, I returned home with my suitcase laden with all the edible souvenirs like jasmine infused honey, whisky marmalade, but most importantly a grateful heart to all the people who welcomed me into their farms and shops, shared with me their passion for food. I hope u like my photos and enjoy Tasmania as much as I did. Bon Voyage!
Fantastic sauces to sample that have been made on site using only fresh local ingredients. I’m amazed by all kinds of sauces they came up with, an excellent variety from sweet to savoury, with Whisky Seville Marmalade being my personal favourite.
You can buy their products in HK at Feather & Bone.
Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company: 174 Leighlands Rd, Evandale TAS 7212
Longford- a country town full of colonial charm.
Evandale’s Sunday market is one of the highlights of the trip. Unlike most food markets in the states or in Europe, where the selection is excellent, but resellers run most stands. In Evandale the producers (farmers) run the majority, you really get to interact with each and everyone of them and listen to all their stories about starting up a local business.
Breakfasts on the road usually means a cup of black coffee plus a flaky croissant at best. In Evandale’s Sunday Market I enjoyed some extremely scrumptious homemade baked goods thanks to Anabel! I’m already missing her orange loaf cake which had an unapologetic burst of citrus flavour.
Evandale Sunday Market: Falls Park, Logan Road, 7212 Evandale (open every Sunday from 8am to 1:30pm)
A charming restaurant with an interesting fusion menu. I seldom go to the same restaurant twice when I travel but I made an exception for this one. With great expectations when i returned for breakfast and it didn’t disappoint. Loved the rye waffles and the omelette made with slow cooked pork and kimchi!
Stillwater: 2 Bridge Rd, Launceston TAS 7250
Highly recommend Black Cow Bistro, another establishment by the Stillwater team, which serves some pretty solid steaks. My wagyu filet was melt-in-the-mouth perfection!
Black Cow Bistro: 70 George St, Launceston TAS 7250
All things lavender from the jam to the scones to the cookies! Since when did I become so girly?!
Bridestowe Lavender Estate: 296 Gillespies Rd, Nabowla TAS 7260
Sheffield- a picturesque town, in literal sense, is effectively Tasmania’s outdoor art gallery. There are more than 80 murals adorning its buildings.
Situated on the Main St of Ross, the Ross bakery Inn, is a heritage building from the early 1800’s which was once a horse-drawn carriage stop. Along side the Inn is the famous Ross Village Bakery. By all means try their vanilla slice and scallop pie, totally worth a detour!
Ross Bakery: 15 Church St, Ross TAS 720
A nice joint to stop by for a quick seafood taste before heading to the wineglass bay. Highly recommend the oyster trio as you get to eat them in various ways instead of just having them with lemon.
Freycinet Marine Farm: 1784 Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay TAS 7215
Love everything about this modern farm! Tim and Jane and their family dogs, Billy and Sandy are super friendly. As weird as it sounds, I had the best scones in my life there… The clotted cream made by Jane gives an unique decadent consistency and a wonderful flavor. It’s quite thick and spreadable, and when you slather it on a freshly baked scone there is no better thing in the world.
Curringa Farm: 5831 Lyell Hwy, Hamilton TAS 7140
Fruit always tastes better when you pick it yourself!!
Sorell Fruit Farm: 174 Pawleena Rd, Sorell TAS 7172
See you soon Tassie! ❤
Question: What do you do when you are in Sydney?
Answer: EAT, visit some friends, go to the Sydney harbor, Bondi Beach…
Question: What do you do when you are in Sydney, and you have been there a few times before?
Answer: EAT, you can still visit your friends, I guess…
Question: What do you do when you are in Sydney, you have been there a few times before and this time you are there for 36 hours only?
Answer: Oh, that leaves only eating!
Question: Where then can I find something good to eat in Sydney?
Answer: Go to these places!!
The first thing to draw your eyes in this patisserie is the trays of delicately constructed slices of cakes- watermelon cakes in particular. Topped with strawberries and edible flowers this dessert is just heavenly freshness! There is a generous slice of watermelon in the middle, but the layers of evenly spread almond meal help to absorb the moisture and stop the watermelon from making the whole cake soggy.
Newtown is an interesting neighbourhoods, the beating heart of Sydney’s bohemian arts scene. Do spend some time exploring the local art galleries and street art murals afterwards.
Black Star Pastry Newtown: 277 Australia St, Newtown NSW 2042
A must-go whenever I’m in town! While oyster is a popular choice for many, I had my heart stolen by the scampi sashimi long ago. Originated from NZ, the scampi is slit down the center which allows you to easily split the crustacean into halves and pull out the sweet and buttery flesh that literally melts away in one’s mouth. Absolutely divine!
Sydney Fish Market: Bank St & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney NSW 2009
My favorite hotcakes in the whole wide world. Period.
bills: 359 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Instead of macarons, these colorful babies are called zumbarons here. The name may be different but they taste as good- light and crisp with a gooey center, just the way they should be.
p.s. glad to see more and more zumbo stores, not just in Sydney, but across the entire Australia!
Zumbo Patisserie: 296 Darling St, Balmain NSW 2041
Warning: Contains Outrageously Good Doughnuts
A rapidly growing doughnut chain, Australians’ equivalent of Krispy Kreme that sells yummy, funky and not so little doughnuts!! I love the quirky little names they give to each of them. Love At First Bite is my personal favorite — a doughnut covered in cinnamon sugar and filled with half a bottle of Nutella.
Doughnut Time: 500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
A rarity: Sydney when it drizzles. The city keeps surprising me in one way or the other.
It’s been 8 months since my visit to Maison Troisgros. The restaurant has been running since 1930, with three generations of the family as chef. It is the only Michelin 3 star restaurant situated in the unlikely setting of Roanne, a town with glorious history as a trading centre due to its situation on the Loire, but now a rather quiet and modest place. The restaurant is truly an oasis amongst such blandness.
I had chosen the menu ” A day of September” and every dish was a delight…
The precision and ease with which Michel Troisgros uses and judges flavors in his dishes is in my experience second to none, the chef is clearly at the peak of his powers. Delicious flavors, elegant presentation and innovative combination of flavors. Troisgros is a culinary dynasty run entirely by family, where tradition is in the making, and perhaps one of the last of its kind in France!
La Maison Troisgros
Address: 1 Place Jean Troisgros, 42300 Roanne
Tel: +33 4 77 71 66 97