We have written about The Kitchens before but this time we wanted to share our experience of the Roti and Buns. It was pretty quiet after Christmas with many eating houses closed; The Kitchens was no different. Our group was a family of four adults and one toddler. We were seeking a place where we could get good food and feel relaxed with a young one running about. The Kitchens delivered. We ordered all our food from the Roti and Buns, where we encountered friendly service and a reasonable set of food options.
The spinach and cheese roti was definitely a hit – yum. Juicy, tasty and soft.
The prawn dumplings were good and fairly flavoursome. We added some chilli dipping sauce and a bit of soy sauce for extra grunt.
The vegetarian dumplings were great – juicy inside with a good mix of vegetables. On the list for next time.
Once again we liked to add soy and chilli to the dumplings. The place was very happy to provide us with extra sauces.
Some of party also ate meat and reported the pork buns and chicken curry were great. The toddler gobbled up two of these buns and seemed to really enjoy them.
Visited: 27 December 2016
Cost: $72.00 for four adults and a toddler (sharing)
Verdict: We felt is was good value, tasty and great location for a family group
When visiting Japan you often feel you should eat lots of original Japanese cuisine. But sometimes you just want some variation. There are many options from Italian to Indian as well as lots in between! One area in Yokohama is Chinatown.
Five reasons to visit:
It is very colourful and full of interesting displays of food.
It is exceptionally clean and feels safe.
There are many friendly places to eat.
You can get veggies!
It is good value.
A photo journey
We ate at Wangfujing in the downstairs casual part of the restaurant. Some people were heading upstair where it might have been a little more glamorous. Some photos of our meal:
Visited Chinatown Yokohama in July 2016. We ordered more than we needed: Dumplings, Fish soup, Green veggies, Eggplant, tea and a beer – cost us about AUD65.
We ordered their brand new “Apple Crunch” bowl, made with Acai, Banana, Manuka Honey, Apple & Cinnamon, Granola, Coconut Flakes, Stewed Apple, Cinnamon & Manuka Honey. SOOO YUMMMM! If you visit James Street, it definitely should be on the “MUST TRY” list. By the way, their coffee is very nice too! Another surprise for us! If you prefer very strong coffee flavour, order double shots!
After finishing the bowl, we felt quite filling so we decided to go for a walk along the street. Our first stop was The Sinmei Tea Room. This place has also been reviewed by one of our favourite Singaporean blogger Lady Iron Chef when he was visiting the same tea brand in HK. Now we can fulfill our matcha craving in Brisbane without long travel to HK. How great is that!
The Sinmei Tea Room in Scrumptious Reads locates within the Scrumptious Reads bookstore on James Street. So the ambiance is very peaceful and perfect for enjoying some reading time by yourself.
The Tea Room specialises in matching traditional green teas with beautiful goodies including delicate matcha molten cake and brownies. More importantly, all yummy goodies are healthy goodies!
After Sinmei Tea Room, we stopped by Lululemon James Street to get some yoga gear. Then it was almost time for lunch. We were not too hungry after a big superfood bowl, so we decided to have a simple lunch at the Fresh Sushi Co.. We ordered salmon rolls and seafood dumplings. Quite nice!
After lunch, we did some Xmas gift shopping at Pottery Barn. The most exciting gift is the Soft Burger Set we bought for our Ruby baby. So cute!!!
Finishing shopping we felt so hot and thirsty. What do you want when you feel hot and thirsty? GELATO! We searched the best gelatos in Brisbane on Urban List and found Gelateria Cremona. It is located in Paddington, on our way back to Gold Coast. So we decided to give it a go! It turns out that we made a right decision. The ice cream is yum yum yum!
We ordered two flavours: one was Saffron & Rose Water and the other one was Black Sesame. Truly delicious and worth the extra short drive out to this store.
Now start we are already daydreaming of our next day trip to Brisbane already while we are writing the blog! Any good recommendations for us?!
We are launching this blog to share some fun experiences, food photos and ideas about places to eat. We are just starting out and still finding our voice! We know we love food and fun. We love the creative process of trying new venues and the visual appeal of gorgeous foods. Our blog is written by two girls – one from China, Wei and one from Australia, Bev. East meets West and shares the love of food and new experience.