Thursday, 8 January 2015

Foodication | Izakaya Sakura















Having lived in Perth for over 10 years, I have driven past this restaurant time and time again, and for some reason, I always thought it was closed. Having heard that not only are they still open for business, they are also one of the best Japanese Restaurants in town, I had to give it a go for myself.

An izakaya is a type of Japanese drinking establishment that serves food to accompany the drinks. They are casual places for after-work drinking.

I got that off Wikipedia. 

Izakaya Sakura seem to have countless amount of dishes, all squished into a two sided "bigger than A4, smaller than A3" menu, and with that many dishes, I was glad there were five of us, as I wanted to try everything.

Most memorable were: 

  • Mentai Mochi: The gooey mochi and the strong mentaiko was delicious, but a little bit is more than enough.
  • Grilled Squid: We could not stop eating these! addictive!
  • Lotus Root Chips: It's like real chips, but healthier. (At least that's what I tell myself)
  • Hand Rolls: It's like a neverending treasure find with the amount of fish they put inside, at least until you finish the entire roll.
  • Sashimi: A good selection, and amazingly fresh!

I'm sure there are many more dishes that are amazing, but after having the spread we had up there, we couldn't have anymore, so we ordered dessert. (Pretty sure that whole "Another stomach for Dessert" thing is true)

The green tea mochi was creamy and refreshing, and as they were quite generous with the green tea ice cream, we were all satisfied and happy.

Will definitely be back there a few more times with friends and family, with amazing food and impeccable service, its no wonder that bookings are absolutely necessary.

<3
N


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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Jibber Jabber | Happy 2015

First things first, HAPPY NEW YEAR! albeit a little late...

I have been fairly behind on a number of things; like assignments, wishing everyone happy new year, behind when I was counting down, and last but not least, late on blog posts.

I don't have any excuse, except writers block and I honestly needed the last few months for myself.

So here's to 2015, resolutions are overated, so I'll just say this:

trying my best is not good enough any more, I will do it, I will finish my assignments and get the certificate, I will work harder on blogging (and hopefully vlogging, we'll see how that goes) and I will strive to be a better person as a whole.

What are your resolutions or do you think they're overrated too?

<3
N

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Foodication | Fitzgerald Seafood Restaurant





On nights where we are completely lazy to cook, Fitzgerald Seafood Restaurant is probably our first pick. (Second being Siena's, foodication coming soon)

This was one of the nights that we decided, no cooking, lets eat out. We frequent this place a few too many times which brings me to dishes that we would normally order. 

The Hot and Sour soup is a must have, this soup makes its name proud. Pig's Stomach is probably my favourite internal organ, not for everyone, but our entire family loves it. Sweet and Sour pork ribs, slightly different to the ones without bones, but delicious all the same. (My favourite is at James St Kitchen, but as they closed down a while ago, (it is now Meet Fresh) we come here for it instead). Finally, their spinach broth with three types of egg is pretty amazing. 

Great for those lazy nights, and with fruits and desserts after the dinner, its a complete package. 

<3
N


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Friday, 5 September 2014

Foodication | Rockpool Bar & Grill










I don't know any other way to start this post than: IT WAS AWESOME.

I know a few people who would disagree with me based on other elements (or lack thereof) but from what I had that day, it was amazing, continuously amazing.

The beef was beautifully grilled, the sides were delicious, even if we had what would be considered normal (can't forget the chips). We managed to be seated in the private room, so there was sufficient lighting for photography. The rest of the restaurant however was dimly lit, with only a small amount of lighting for each table.

I thoroughly enjoyed my night, and will be back, but definitely for special occasions, as prices are not for the faint hearted, especially with only a slice of lemon accompanying a $50 plate of steak.

<3
N

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Monday, 28 July 2014

Foodication | Harvest Espresso





Sunday Brunches could possibly be the best thing ever, and with places like Harvest Espresso, it makes it even better. 

We met up with a couple of friends, and  having heard of Harvest Espresso, I was excited that it was the destination chosen. In hindsight, we should have researched for places big enough for tables of 6, however we made do with sitting outside, the waitresses giving us two tables to pull together. 

There were a few different dishes on the menu that day, but I decided for something safe, with Chicken and Winter Vegetables Sandwich, others had the Salmon Gravlax, Mushroom Omelette (Not pictured) and Full Breakfast. Drinks were Iced and Hot Matcha Lattes, Chais and Lattes. 

Harvest Espresso lives up to its hype, but with such a small cafe, groups bigger than 4 is really not recommended. 

<3
N



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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Loot | Mishmash of Makeup






I have been hoarding all the new makeup that I bought, restraining myself from using them before I took photos for the blog. Finally, I can use my makeup (after 2 months, nice going procrastination)

My first venture into 3CE products, a gorgeous lipstick in the colour #4 Joy

Mac's Alluring Aquatics collection has me purchasing two extra dimension blushes, both beautiful and pigmented. 

I have been eyeing The Balm Cosmetics's Meet Matte Nude palette for a year now, and I finally caved. with 9 beautifully matte colours, it might just become a travel favourite.

The last collection of products are from different brands and countries, it was a special promotion, $40 with everything in the bag, awesome. 

<3
N

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Foodication | Nishi Japanese Restaurant



Having not been to Nishi for about two years, the boy and I decided to hop in one day to check it out. We were pleasantly surprised to see a teppanyaki table, new decor and chairs. The place looks decidedly grand. We were seated and handed menus, and it slightly bittersweet to see that the menus are still the same. On one hand, we know what we would order, on the other, maybe they could have changed it up to include new items. Either way, we weren't fussed.

We ordered a Chirashi Don and a Sashimi Don, and goodness, it was fresh and delicious. They were generous (at $27 and $28 each, they would have to be) and I enjoyed everything on my tray, including the salad.

The boy and I still reminisce about the delicious sashimi that we had that day, so we will definitely be back, but maybe for a special occasion.

<3
N


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