Tag Archives: Japanese

Azuma, Sydney

When I first came to Sydney in the early 1980s, Japanese food was what I would term “luxury” food at the time. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Sushi Hon, Westfield Sydney

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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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