Mooberry – Neutral Bay

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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

The Instant Ramen Museum – Osaka

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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 ¥¥¥).

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Our Kaiseki Meal in Hakone

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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

Review of Your Fork + a Discount code!

yourfork4If 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

Tapas Molecular Bar – Tokyo

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.

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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

Review of Menulog + Giveaway!

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.

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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

Restaurant Botanica – Hunter Valley

I have more posts from Japan but I thought I’d post this from my Hunter Valley trip last year as it was still sitting in my drafts!

We came across Restaurant Botanica on Trip Advisor whilst trying to find a place that opened on Wednesday evenings and wasn’t booked out for a private function (Tip: Many restaurants in the area are closed between Monday to Wednesday, so make sure you plan ahead!)

Like many restaurants in the Hunter, Restaurant Botanica is located in a vineyard, this one was at Spicer’s Vineyards Estate. As we were there at night, we didn’t get to see the scenery but we were able to experience the cozy atmosphere inside the restaurant.

Restaurant Botanica serves a Two ($63) or Three ($75) course experience for dinner, we decided to go for two courses and see whether we had room afterwards.

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Ichiran Ramen – Shinjuku

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Ichiran is a popular ramen noodle chain in Japan and we went based on the recommendation of our friends, Jason and Gloria. The one we visited was in Shinjuku Tokyo and although we couldn’t work out how to read the address, we were able to find it by walking towards the shops once getting out of JR Shinjuku Station’s Higashi exit.

This store is open 24/7 and they specialise in one product – the classic tonkotsu ramen. Continue reading

Eating through Asakusa, Tokyo

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A trip to Asakusa was a great way to escape modern-day Tokyo and get a taste of Japanese history and their traditional culture.

I anticipated a day of sightseeing but instead I was in for a surprise. The paths leading up to the temples and shrines were filled with Japanese gift shops and lots of street food! Continue reading