How to find good value Japanese food

Sometimes you have to search out those little hidden gems to get a good dining experience at a good price! We ate at an out of the way place called Zipang in Currumbin Creek Road on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and it met our expectations. Zipang offers lots of tapas style dishes and…

Just what the Dr needed!

We had something to celebrate, so we decided to head back to one of our favourite Gold Coast restaurants. Can you guess what we were celebrating? One of us is now Dr Wei after working for the past few years on a PhD thesis into customer experience and food events. So, it was fitting to…

Foodie heaven

A recent trip to Japan led to all sorts of fabulous eating experiences. One highlight was at Honke Bankyu, a ryokan in Yunishigawa, established as Japanese Traditional Hotel (Ryokan) Since 1666 (according to their information). This was a peak experience of our trip as the ryokan was so unique. We had a lovely room overlooking…

Degustation Kyoto style

We had the opportunity to try kaiseke (haute cuisine) in Kyoto. Recommended by many we selected Gyon Karyo. It was no easy task to find the restaurant. We walked up and down the street trying to work out which it was as there was no English sign and our Japanese is super poor. But we…

Teppen rocks!

We had a beautiful meal at a Teppen restaurant in Yokohama. There are so many restaurants in this city and especially around the Pacifico Yokohama conference area. This place is located at the bottom of the Landmark building in an area called the Garden area. There are many restaurants there in an old reclaimed dry…

Harmony, respect, purity, tranquility – Let’s drink tea

Today there was an opportunity to learn about the art of a Japanese tea ceremony. It seems that making tea can involve a lot of practice and mindfulness. Creating a satisfying bowl of tea, with consideration of others is important, as is having some beautiful flowers to complement the scene. Before taking the tea, a…

Tetsuaki Japanese Cuisine

Our friend June had a nice meal at Tetsuaki Japanese Cuisine, Paradise Point and shared some photos on Facebook, which looked pretty nice. So we decided to check it out for the duty of being food bloggers. It was a chilly night. It took us about 35 minutes driving from Bundall to Paradise Point. Lots of…

Kiyomi, Jupiter’s Casino, Broadbeach in Queensland, Australia

We have wanted to try this restaurant for a long time. In fact, we tried to make a booking on a couple of occasions and it was already fully booked. So we were really pleased when we made our booking for a Wednesday evening in September. Kiyomi is located in Jupiter’s Casino at Broadbeach on the Gold…