Hakone –Japan—food

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After Tokyo we journeyed to Hakone a resort area with golf courses, sights to see and views of Mt Fuji.  On our last afternoon we were lucky to see Fuji.  We stayed at… Continue reading

Shinagawa — Part 2

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We were looking for a good cup of coffee and followed the aroma of coffee while we were at the Shinagawa railway station. There was Starbucks but we bypassed it to cafe Sasa.… Continue reading

Dipping noodles at Shinjuku, Tokyo

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We started the day with a visit to Akibara–the largest collection of electronic shops in the world – except for the Internet. Then we headed for Ameyoko Ueno Market. This market has over… Continue reading

Ginza — Tokyo — Lunch

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We joined a half day trip on the second day. We visited the Tokyo Tower. The day was clear and we had an amazing panoramic view of Tokyo. Then we headed off to… Continue reading

Shinagawa Local Restaurants — part 1

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Our objective in Japan was to eat at everyday restaurants and try anything that looked interesting.  On our first evening we found a local sushi restaurant, which as we found out, served very… Continue reading

Roughing it at MollyMook

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We spent 2 days with the young J’s at MollyMook. The weather was not the best but we did have a good morning on the 2nd day. The first evening meal we had… Continue reading

Olive leaf cafe at Bowral

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We left our 2 grand kids in Mollymook with their mother and on our way home,  headed for Bowral for lunch. Decision was should we revisit Biota or go for pot luck. We… Continue reading

Norma’s fried chicken — ayam goreng

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When we were in Rumbai, Norma used to make us her special fried chicken. I reckon it tastes better than KFC…and  am sharing her simple recipe–not 52 spices but 4 simple ingredients. One… Continue reading

Stir fry fresh Korean rice cakes or noodles

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This is what korean rice cake or noodles look like. Its korean name is garaeddeok. Ddeok means rice cake. It is made of non-glutinous rice and and be purchased at Korean grocery stores.… Continue reading

Chicken curry

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The aroma of chicken curry drifted into the badminton court—and we all agree on a cold day like today a curry would be nice!. I could not wait for the game to be… Continue reading