Takoyaki makes me go nomnomnom. Takoyaki is a Japanese fast food that is made with a flour-based batter and typically filled with octopus and topped with a special sauce, kewpie mayonnaise, spring onion and bonita flakes.
These delicious octopus balls originally became popular in Osaka, so it was fitting that this city had its own museum dedicated to the snack. Continue reading
Egg Tarts were a real treat growing up, my family would order a plate of these at yum cha and we’d also buy them from a Chinese bakery once in a while. Egg tarts are a variation of the English Custard Tart, minus the spice. The buttery pastry combined with the delicate custard makes it a moreish brekkie/arvo tea/dessert/supper/snack! And in my opinion, the Cantonese version tastes better than the original :P
I’ve been craving a cronut since I first heard about the craze in NYC… so I’ve been wanting to visit Brewtown for a while as they are one of the few (but growing) places offering cronuts in Sydney at the moment.
If you’re unfamiliar with “cronut” it’s basically a crossover between a croissant and a donut that was created by chef Dominique Ansel. The Cronut became a popular phenomenon and TIME magazine even named the pastry as one of “The 25 Best Inventions of the Year 2013″! Continue reading
I popped into Mooberry in Neutral Bay a fortnight ago for an afternoon of chocolate indulgence. Unlike most places that sell frozen yoghurt (aka froyo), Mooberry is a dessert and breakfast bar.
Upon entering the Military Road shop front, it was clear that the three-storey venue with funky décor is a cool and relaxing place to hang out. Continue reading
Whilst we were in Osaka, we visited The Instant Ramen Museum in Ikeda. This is where the humble packet of instant noodles started. This museum is every 2 minute-noodle fan’s dream, there’s no admission fee and there’s lots to see, do and eat (the eating part costs ¥). Continue reading
We stayed at a Japanese-style room whilst we were in Hakone, a two-hour train ride from Tokyo. It was a cultural experience staying in a traditional room, wearing a yukata, sleeping on the ground and chatting with naked strangers in an onsen pool whilst admiring the magnificent view of Mount Fuji. Continue reading
If you are like me, there are days where you want to prepare a meal at home but you’re too lazy or tired to do a grocery run. There’s now a quick solution to this problem, it’s called Your Fork, Your Fork is an exciting concept that is currently being rolled out across Sydney. The idea is similar to ordering takeaway, but instead of a cooked meal being delivered to your door, Your Fork delivers the ingredients for you to prepare a simple home-cooked meal. Continue reading
It’s been two years since I started this blog! Thanks to everyone who has supported Foodsaurus along the way. To mark Foodsaurus’ 2nd Blogversary, I’ve written a photo essay (yes, this post is really long!) about our degustation meal at Tapas Molecular Bar in Tokyo, where Peter and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary in April this year.
Tapas Molecular Bar is located on the 38th floor at the Mandarin Oriental and like the name suggests, it features a bar that exclusively seats eight people at each of their daily two seatings. So we were stoked to get a booking two months before our trip!
As you will see, dining at Tapas Molecular Bar was like sitting in a science lab where we watched mad scientists prepare spectacular food for us to eat… Enjoy :) Continue reading
Foodsaurus was recently invited by Menulog to order takeaway from their website. I’ve never used Menulog before and was surprised to see that there are 3500+ restaurants listed on Menulog.
I had a long day at work last Wednesday so a $30 voucher from Menulog came in handy. I found navigating through their website easy and straightforward. The most difficult part was deciding whether I wanted Thai food or Indian food :P Continue reading