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Ramen Toriichi, Sydney’s newest ramen joint

By kaylamedica, Posted on 26/12/2017


Ramen Toriichi is about to become your new favourite ramen shop. While Sydney has been going crazy for tonkotsu pork broth ramen, Toriichi has been developing the recipe for their rich chicken broth. While chicken broth isn’t anything new, here in Sydney we’re most accustomed to clear chicken broths. Toriichi is a chicken paitan specialist – thick,…

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Gojima Turns One!

By kaylamedica, Posted on 15/12/2017


Chase Kojima’s Gojima has turned one! It’s hard to believe it has only been a year since Gojima opened at the Star in Sydney. Chase’s famous sushi burgers were inspired by “wanting to create something new” , and that passion for inventing and experimenting really shines through the food. Washoku Lovers attended the anniversary celebrations, where…

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Omakase sushi degustation by Chef Takumi from Shiki Japanese restaurant

By yuri, Posted on 06/11/2017


Shiki Japanese restaurant

Sunday night in the rainy weather, I didn’t expect so many people to be dining out. Of course it’s not the for all restaurants for sure, especially located in the city. But I found a very popular Japanese restaurant in the Rocks, Shiki Japanese Restaurant. At 6pm on November 5th, there were more than just…

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Izakaya Samurai’s 4th Anniversary!

By kaylamedica, Posted on 04/10/2017


Congratulations Izakaya Samurai on your 4th anniversary! Washoku Lovers attended the celebrations over the long weekend, and we were really excited to be there on the night. If you haven’t been to Izakaya Samurai before, it’s tucked away on Military Road in Neutral Bay, but it truly is a hidden gem. Great for a family…

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Koji Koike Dishes Up Sushi in Singapore

By yuri, Posted on 04/08/2017


Eat it now!

I recently visited Singapore because I was curious to know about Sushi chef Koji Koike. He opened Sushi 36 (Sabu Roku), in early 2017. Chef Koike is passionate about bringing sushi culture to the next level, “NOBU raised the world’s awareness of sushi culture with the California sushi roll. Nowadays, people all over the world…

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Neil Perry’s new dishes at Sake Restaurant & Bar

By yuri, Posted on 15/05/2017


neil perry

Washoku Lovers met Chef Neil Perry at Fire 2.0, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and we were very fortunate to have the great opportunity to see him again and try his new dishes at Sake Restaurant & Bar at The Rocks. First of all, I was very interested to…

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Marrying unique sushi with white wine at Toshiya, Cremorne

By yuri, Posted on 27/04/2017


Toshiya, Japanese restaurants, at Cremorne

Toshiya-san, of Toshiya Japanese restaurant, proudly says “we just released the new sushi menu”, and I can’t wait to try his new creation! I took my parents, who are visiting from Japan, to Toshiya to try the Spicy Lobster Volcano Roll and some nigiri sushi! My mum was excited to see this plating as she…

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NEW Yebisu comes to Chinatown

By ayano, Posted on 13/03/2017


Izakaya is always the perfect choice whenever I miss Japanese food. Izakayas serve a variety of dishes and drinks so you can keep trying things until you discover your favorite. I went to the new opened Grill & Bar Yebisu in Chinatown. It is located right in the center of Chinatown on the corner of Dixon…

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Ippudo Westfield has a New Menu!

By kaylamedica, Posted on 16/02/2017


Ippudo saw some rapid growth in the last few years, opening up store all over Sydney. Their flagship, Sydney Westfield at Pitt Street Mall, just underwent a menu overhaul and it’s available to eat right now! We checked out 10 items off the new menu, only a fraction of what is now available. The a…

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Tamageta-ya Date Night

By kaylamedica, Posted on 14/02/2017


It’s Valentine’s Day! Happy Valentine’s to all the loved up couples, and to those of us still single… There’s always friends! Last year we wrote about Japanese Valentine’s Day, so check out this post if you want to read up about what happens in Japan. This year we’re highlighting a great date night option, Tamageta-ya.…

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