Bula! Before I started med school, I thought it would be good for my health and sanity to take a few days off, head to Fiji, and completely unwind. In the 10 days I was there, I went zip-lining, spent a day on an uninhabited tropical island, got a massage every other day, visited local villages, swam under a waterfall, and got sunburnt beyond belief, despite applying sunscreen with religious fervour.
I have always been a ramen fanatic. That seems like a funny thing to say considering that I had never had a ‘proper’ Japanese ramen, but I fell madly in love with the idea of a rich, delectable noodle dish that had thousands of incarnations to enjoy. I spent years in Melbourne trying to find ‘the one’, but as any noodle lover knows, Melbourne just can’t seem to get the ramen right. So when I finally got to Japan, I wasn’t content with just slurping ramen next to the local salarymen. Instead I took off with my travelling buddy, Sneha, to the Ramen Museum in Yokohama to taste the best of the best.
Anyone up for lunch and a show? For those of you who’ve been following me on Tumblr, you’ll know that I spent a couple of weeks in July eating my way around The Land Of The Rising Sun. And even though I had already spent over three grand on the holiday itself, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have just one ‘splurge’ meal; not when I’m in the country that holds the most Michelin stars in the world. So after extensive research, I settled on Narisawa, a 2-Michelin Star restaurant in Tokyo, placing at number 20 in the San Pellegrino’s Top 50 Restaurants In The World.