Tag Archives: Japanese

The Culinary World of Chase Kojima

“There is little choice but to close my eyes and savour each sinful piece of pork belly as it slowly melts away in my mouth” ~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Sushi Hon, Westfield Sydney

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Rengaya, North Sydney

Firstly, there are Japanese restaurants. Then, there are Japanese restaurants that serve good sushi. And then, there are Japanese restaurants that only do ramen. Still, there are also Japanese yakiniku restaurants.

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Azuma, Sydney

When I first came to Sydney in the early 1980s, Japanese food was what I would term “luxury” food at the time.

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Tatsuya, Artarmon

If there is a suburb in Sydney that can pass as a haunt for good, honest Japanese food, then Artarmon in the lower north shore would be it. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:ChopinandMysaucepan – First Blogiversary

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Sushia Izakaya & Bar, Sydney

“A Japanese sushi train is enticing to me because every passing plate is like a              beautiful supermodel strutting down the catwalk in a fashion parade.” ~ Chopinand, co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan  ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Tatsuya, West Ryde

“How did you manage to get a booking at Tetsuya’s so easily? I thought these fine dining restaurants are usually booked out for months!” I exclaim. “Don’t get your hopes up too high, we are not going to Tetsuya’s” Mysaucepan … Continue reading

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Sushi Samurai, Neutral Bay

It is one of those Saturday afternoons that Mysaucepan and I could not decide whether to cook at home or go out for a simple meal. “Why don’t I ruffle up something simple at home since you’ve booked that hip … Continue reading

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Nishiki Wagyu Yakiniku, Crows Nest

It is not often that I venture into a restaurant twice within a space of a week. If I do, it’s either the food is really good or the restaurant offers exceptional value. However, when a few of my friends … Continue reading

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Nishiki Wagyu Yakiniku, Crows Nest

“What makes you think I want a good piece of steak for dinner?”, I say to Mysaucepan about where she wanted to go for my birthday. “Well, that’s what you mostly choose whenever we go out to eat”, she says. “Not really!”, … Continue reading

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Food Safari in Sydney

“Good food, like good wine, should be shared among diners and the days of eating a whole main by yourself in a restaurant, may soon be over.” ~ Chopinand, co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan Sydney restaurant closures – a sign of the … Continue reading

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Interview: Restaurateur Terry Nishiura, owner of Jurin and HaNa-JuRin, Crows Nest

“I always try to develop very strong relationships with my seafood suppliers to build trust and goodwill.”            - Terry Nishiura, owner of Jurin & HaNa-JuRin Japanese restaurants, Crows Nest ~~~~~~o~~~~~~ Sydney is blessed with some … Continue reading

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Hideo Dekura demystifies Japanese ingredients

Having been a restaurant co-judge with Hideo Dekura, I’ve had the pleasure of dining with him many times. On each occasion, we would exchange banter about food and I never fail to learn something new about Japanese cuisine. For example, … Continue reading

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Ju Ju, Kings Cross

We are in hip and trendy Kings Cross tonight. As I circle the neighbourhood looking for a park in this busy entertainment hub, Mysaucepan spots an vacant space almost immediately. “This is almost too good to be true”, I exclaim. … Continue reading

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Hana-JuRin, Crows Nest, Sydney

Barely three months old, Hana-JuRin is a new kid on the block in Crows Nest’s restaurant strip along Pacific Highway. Not quite new actually because older sister restaurant Ju-Rin is only a few doors down the road keeping a watchful … Continue reading

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