Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ichiban Izakaya 1U

Dinner at Ichiban Izakaya, 1U

This here is their famous kirin beer. Actually only 2 person on our table drinks but it is cheaper to order 4, so we ended up with this on our table! hahaha.....

The frozen foam top was pretty interesting, almost like some sort of shaved ice!

A nice waiter helped us snap some pictures

It's been 6 years since we've graduated! Time flies.....

We ordered several dishes to share between us. Here's what we had:

Salmon salad

Some maki that's topped wit scallops, crab sticks and tobikko. This was actually pretty yummy.

Prawn tempura

The saba fish was good too.


Ika~ this was grilled nicely.

Tham's fruit juice~

A tempura style maki. The taste was actually not too bad but the rice used in all their maki was just too soft and mushy.

Another maki topped with hotate~ which was delicious~

Spicy salmon maki. This was too spicy for my liking.

Some yakiniku items, This is the chicken asparagus if not mistaken.

Overall, the experience food was pretty good, if only the rice was cooked better.  

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Kettle chips

Saw these Kettle chips recently and was interested in them as I've never seen them before and didn't know how they tasted so I decided to buy a few to try them out.

The sea salt & vinegar one was the best!

Jalapeno was too spicy for my liking.

This was a pretty weird combination for me as I'm not a fan of dijon mustard but somehow I still enjoyed this flavour combination.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Day 1: Sydney


Hello Sydney~

Met up with Jm at the airport and off we got to the city!

But before that......omg, all the silly mishaps here and there! 

We were trying to buy tickets using the ticketing machine and JM kept telling me that I must've pushed the wrong buttons as the ticket price was really expensive, so we tried a different machine and the price was still same! Eventually, we went to the counter and turns out that the tickets were really that expensive! So embarassing~

We decided to stop at Wynyard station. Turned right from the station, walk for about 20 m and we came into this street on the left with a Greek Restaurant called Athenian.

Address: 11 Barrack St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

We ordered the taramosalata (fish roe dip with caviar and olive oil) & tzaziki (garlic, cucumber and yoghurt) dips (AUD9).

I'm so in love with taramosalata~!!! Where can I buy this in Malaysia?

Greek pita bread (AUD2.2 per serving).....I think this was like 3 servings? The waiter had a shock and advised us that it would be a lot and true enough.....we were basically stuffing ourselves with pita afterwards!! But it was super good!

Lamb souvlaki (AUD26)
Nothing to shout about, the lamb was dry and tough.....and the fries were under seasoned according to JM who kept adding salt and pepper to it.

Complimentary idea what this is. hahaha......we ate it cuz it was free!

Such a high class place and we dragged our luggages in there for lunch~ hahaha.....

Outside, a very nice passer-by offered to snap this pic for us

Feeling unsatisfied, we tried to snap one from an office window~

After our late lunch, we met up with JS who was having a class nearby. We took the bus back to her place, left our luggages there and got a very nice tour of Sydney by JS and Daniel.

Here we are by the Harbour Bridge~!

Crossing the bridge....but not on top! hahaha....

The Sydney Opera House~

Soooo pretty~

I really like this view, I can totally understand why some people would walk across the bridge everyday for work.

Here we are enjoying a drink at the Rocks~

Explored around the area as we waited for our dinner reservation and spotted a bunch of guys performing street dance.

For dinner, JS recommended Hurricane's Grill at Darling Harbour.

Address: Harbourside Shopping Centre, 433-436 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

1 whole rack of bbq prok ribs over some perfectly fried fries~ these so much~!!! 
I feel hungry just looking at this!

1/2 rack of bbq lamb ribs with a baked potato! Omg! these were even BETTER!!! Absolutely love the lamb ribs~~ sooo JUICY~!!!! Best thing I had in Sydney!

After dinner we enjoyed some really good fireworks at the Harbourside, Darling Harbour. A MUST SEE attraction~!!!

After that we stopped by Gelato Messina for some yummy gelato~! and what interesting flavours they have!

I had the Dulce de Leche which was yummy~ 

Spotted Adriano Zumbo there too~!

Then off we went to visit the casino at The Star~

After that, we got another night tour of the city in Daniel's car which I missed 80% of because I dozed off~! Lol.....but really, we're super thankful to JS and Daniel for hosting us!

Saturday, July 25, 2015


First visit to AMPM cafe as I joined seawitch and her friends for some board games.

But first, I ordered a green tea latte~ so pretty~

.....and had a cake! This cake was really yummy, love the crunchy bits on top.

Then let the games begin!!!!

Realised that I'm not really good with games like these. When the game requires fast thinking and speed, I lost really bad! When the game requires strategy, even when I'm not doing anything, people think that I am.....but somehow I still end up losing! 

hahaha..... I think I need to exercise my brain more~

Friday, July 24, 2015

Day 8: An eventful day full of meet ups with people I love~

So much for not wanting to eat Asian food as here I am with Pancy at another HK restaurant that serves HK style breakfast.

Here's mine with Fish~

This is Pancy's with hash brown, mushroom, bacon and eggs.

After breakfast, I took the bus to CBD alone to meet up with Matthew. However, I went down at the wrong stop and had to walk 15mins to meet him. 

Then when I've grouped up with him, we decided that he would show me around CBD. Just as we were crossing the road, we were approached by a policemen who told us to follow him to the tram stop at the side.

There he insisted that we did not obey traffic rules when crossing and gave us both fines!

What a horrible experience that was!

Oh well, we weren't gonna let something like that ruin our mood. After Matthew had paid for his fines, he showed me around CBD and shared with me about the history and culture of Melbourne.

We walked......omg...I don't know how far, but we walked for a really long time! All around CBD, then past the Melbourne food and wine festival.

Then we walked along the Yarra River to South Yarra Station where we met up with Joey.

We had bahn mi for lunch a Master Roll Vietnam. A first for me~ and omg, it was super good! I ordered the grilled pork chop (AUD6) and I love how well everything (bun, meat, pickled carrots and daikon) tasted together~

Address: 169 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

After that we stopped by Adriano Zumbo's outlet at South Yarra for some macarons.

Address: Claremont St, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

My pick~ 2 macarons in a tiny little box~ (AUD5.6)

Salted caramel and can't remember what's the fancy name the other one has~ hahahah

Next, we went to Prahran Market~ and also stopped by some Korean and Japanese Mart along the way. Naturally, we couldn't help comparing the mini marts in Melbourne to those in Japan which we all love so much!

Matthew and I..... so happy to be seeing him again after 16 months since our time in Okayama~

Joey~ missing this girl in my Jap class as she's now furthering her studies in Melbourne.

After that, Matthew accompanied Joey back to South Yarra station, while I made my way to Alfred Hospital to meet up with PM and for a nice little tour of her beautiful lab~

We had korean food for dinner at Oriental Spoon~

Address: 291 Elizabeth Street, CBD, Melbourne, VIC

Seafood tofu hot pot (AUD27) that came with soft tofu, mussel, prawn, squid, eggs mushrooms & vegetables.

The soup used in this hot pot was super spicy but it was sooo good that I couldn't stop! We both finished the entire pot plus the fried chicken~!! *stuffed to the max*

Fried chicken & Sweet chilli friend chicken combo (AUD24.9)

I know korea is famous for fried chicken but I've never tried kfc before until now and it was really good! Maybe I should try some of the kfc outlets in Malaysia too~

My pretty dinner mate~ and look at the huge amount of food we had on the table~!!

After dinner, Pancy picked me up to join her, her dad and Yin for dinner at GH Hotel.

Address: 1 Brighton Rd, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

Didn't snap any pictures of the food except these 2 here. Look at this huge bowl of wedge~!!!

Yin's cute chocolate mousse dessert~

Finally, it's time to enter the club~ another first for me!!! heheee.....

Every hour, there will be performances of cabaret, live or dance on the stage.

As you can see from our faces, we all clearly enjoyed ourselves~!! Great shows and amazing company~!!

So happy that we're still friends after so many years~

Us with one of the hot dancer that night! Lol~ my fav. dancer of the night is in one of the pics up there with his arm around Pancy~

Thanks for inviting us~