Where the Portuguese community gathers and passion transcends

Immigrants have contributed so much to Australia, especially through their foods and traditions. We are a far richer nation with ethnic communities who carry their passion for their country of origin. Their passion transcends to local foods, inspire our taste buds and encourage us to learn about the world. Continue reading

Continental Deli, brings the essence of an iconic neighbourhood bar

A new eatery has opened in Sydney, located in Australia Street, Newtown, not far from Black Star Pastry and Oscillate Wildly. This place is packed with charm and character, it’s bound to maintain the essence of an iconic neighbourhood bar. Continental Deli Bar is a place where you can pop in any time of the day, sit by the bar and slowly ponder over the menu. It was opened by Porteño and Bodega’s Elvis Abrahanowicz and Joe Valore. Continue reading

We should have booked one more night in Kirishima, Japan!

We arrived in Kirishima on a cloudy Tuesday at around 6pm. We had been driving for three hours from Obi and we were eager to get to our hotel. We had made Kirishima our resting point before continuing the next day to Makurazaki. Kirishima is the second largest city in Kagoshima prefecture, it’s a town well known for its hot springs and nature walks. After a power nap we were hungry and ready to explore this small city. We quickly Continue reading

The birthplace of Tonkotsu Ramen!

We were fortunate to be back in Kurume for a couple of nights. Close to the top of our list of food experiences was Kurume’s Tonkotsu ramen. Kurume is the birthplace of Tonkotsu Ramen, it emerged around 1940. Kurume is in Fukuoka Prefecture and its takes about 40 minutes to get there by train from Fukuoka’s Tenjin station . The feature of Kurume ramen is its thick pork broth flavoured with salt and light soy. Continue reading

A little hidden eatery by Hyuga Port

We were up early in Hyuga, there was a light drizzle, it was the rainy season, so a drizzle was not going to hold us back from getting to the Sea-Cross, a beautiful natural landscape. After two quick cups of coffee at the hotel we were ready to hit the road. We stayed at Hotel Melissa Hyuga which was right in front of Hyuga station. For a small port city, the station must be one of the more beautiful ones in Japan. We were told it was designed by a famous Tokyo University professor who designed the structure to have a light and transparent atmosphere, and to become a symbol of Hyuga. Continue reading

Ask the locals in Miyazaki for Yakitori and they’ll take you to Toraya

We wondered the streets of Miyazaki city before meeting a local friend at an izakaya bar.  The rain didn’t deter anyone from being out, salarymen were slowly gathering finding their drinking spots, shops were up in colourful lights and the reflection from the wet concrete lit the whole street, as if announcing the beginning of a very long night. Continue reading

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