Red Dragon ($13.8)

MUSASHI RAMEN

Russell Street? More like Ramen Street, amirite? Whilst calling it Ramen Street may have been a bit of a stretch back when Shujinko and Hakata Gensuke were the only places selling ramen in the area, with the addition of Musashi Ramen to the same 100 metre-long strip, the name has become apt indeed. Taking a little from each of its predecessors, Musashi has the quaint [...]
Wagyu Yakiniku Nigiri ($4.3)

TETSUJIN

When Sushi Hotaru first opened, I (like everyone else) was a huge fan of their cheap as chips, yet good quality and inventive sushi. Over the intervening years however, I’ve found that both the quality and quantity have dropped somewhat, whilst being accompanied by a price hike. With that said, $3.3 is still very reasonable for a plate of sushi off the train, but combine [...]
Himalayan Salt Slab Cured Kingfish ($15, 4pcs)

MR MIYAGI

Another year older, another year... I’m not sure how I should end that sentence, because I certainly don’t feel very different from when I was 23, though I’m sure plenty of things have changed in the interim year. One thing that definitely hasn’t changed however is my love of good food, and the yearly ritual of picking a fancy restaurant for Chris and I to [...]
Tsukune Chicken Balls ($15.5)

KUU CAFE

I had heard of KUU Cafe + Japanese Kitchen a long time ago, but it was only recently that I had managed to pay this little spot a visit. Although I’ve always known KUU for having an intriguing, Japanese-inspired brunch menu, it was actually dinner that I came for, after deciding that salad is no longer an option for dinner in the recently descended Melbourne [...]
Shoyu Pork Ramen ($11.9)

SHYUN RAMEN BAR

When the weather turns cold and nasty, what I love the most is a good bowl of ramen. The only thing is, I appear to be running out of new (and good) ramen to try in Melbourne! At least, that was until I came across Shyun Ramen Bar, and so, this blog lives to review another bowl of ramen. If you think the name Shyun [...]
Matcha Lava Lava ($14.8)

CALIA

Me: a new restaurant just opened up in Emporium. Chris: oh? Me: well it does fancy Japanese food, and the menu looks nice, but also way expensive for what it is. Chris: well maybe we should try it, it could be good. Me: nope. It won’t be. We’re not going.