Japanese Cuisine Archive

Restaurant Review: Kanpai Lounge Bar, Bandra

  I was one of the invitees at the pre-launch of Kanpai Lounge Bar, which is Bandra’s newest bar with yum Japanese appetizers. It is located at the Suburbia Mall in Linking Road, Bandra, and is a part of Kofuku, which is considered as one of the popular Japanese restaurants in Mumbai. ...Read More

Tasting the Hanami-Inspired Spring-Summer Menu at the Guppy Pop-up by AI, Olive, Mahalaxmi Racecourse

    Chef Vikram Khatri, the person behind the Guppy Pop-up by AI at Olive, is one of my favourite chefs in Mumbai. Both his traditional and contemporary ways of dishing up divinity inspired from Japanese cuisine, makes me drool. The way he styles food has a touch of minimalism and sophistication, ...Read More

Tasting the Set Lunch Menu at the Guppy Pop-Up, Olive, Mahalaxmi

  The pop-up trend in Mumbai is fast catching up. Restaurants and chefs from other cities are gearing up to pop-up here for sometime to showcase their best creations. For instance, if you want to try the food and drinks in Delhi’s Guppy by AI, you don’t actually have to travel to ...Read More

Pink Guava and Mango Bar Sushi

  I never tried sushi until we moved to Hong Kong. Initially, the “raw fish” thing used to put me off, until one day I tried a box of salmon sushi reluctantly. Before trying sushi, I had a mental block that it will smell raw and probably I will throw up if ...Read More

Miso Butter Prawns with Japanese Pea-Corn Fritters

Recently, Team West Coast sent me a box of different kinds of frozen foods (under the brand names Frish, Kavan’s and Cambay Tiger) for product review. In this post, I chose some of their wonderful products for my recipe. We tasted each one of the products individually and loved the Potato Windows by ...Read More

Yakiudon with Shrimps and Vegetables

  Among the Japanese noodles varieties, I have special affinity towards ramen, soba and udon. My Yakiudon recipe with Shrimps and Vegetables is comfort food for me and it is light! So I consider it often for my family, as it is flavourful and healthy. I used to make yakisoba (Japanese stir-fried ...Read More

Japanese Omurice with Chicken Teriyaki

Japanese Omurice with Chicken Teriyaki. My kids love the dynamic presentation of Japanese Omuraisu or Omurice (rice covered with omuretsu or omlette, and ketchup drizzled over it) with Grilled Chicken Teriyaki and shallow-fried or grilled vegetables. While in Hong Kong, we had omurice umpteen number of times in Food Republic (Tung Chung). ...Read More

Japanese Tonkotsu Ramen (Pork Ramen in Soup)

I am excited to share this because this is one of my favourite Japanese dishes that I have had umpteen number times in different Japanese restaurants here in Hong Kong. This dish is one of my comfort foods too. AN and the kids love this as well! So last Friday, I made ...Read More