MY CROQUETTE SET LUNCH
I had lunch at this famous Melbourne institution touted as serving the best Japanese cuisine in town with some Japanese friends recently. The price was EXCEEDINGLY expensive so be prepared to burn a hole in your pocket when going. The average price for a lunch set is around $25-35 so its very expensive....now, cos we went in a large group, i managed to take a picture of the various sets ordered by my friends. I ordered the croquette set which brought bck some nostalgia for me as i used to love croquette whilst i was in Tokyo and i would go to the デパ地下 (foodcourt of shopping malls) to buy them...other ppl ordered sushi, sashimi, katsudon,tendon,etc...the food was ok, i personally didn't think it was worth the high price we paid but at least it was an experience and next time i can proudly say when ppl ask whether i've tried Hanabishi YES!
oh...and the conversation we had was interesting....the topic turned to Japanese porn@@! I, being the feminist that i am, said that there should be stricter laws to regulate porn and that i have even thought about the proposed bill such as limiting the no of men that can be 'doing it' with the actress...eg: 1 actress with a max of 3 men.. (this is in response to what i hear is the common storyline of having a pack of men with one actress in most porn which is disgusting and unacceptable to me) and the japanese all laughed cos it was the 1st time they had heard of limiting the no of people....and one friend of mine even asked her friend (who by the way has a swimmers body which i noticed instantly when i first met him cos his polo t was just stretched across his formidable chest and he is also on a Japanese govt scholarship here. He worked for the Cabinet Office in Tokyo which means he got to see Japan's PM Koizumi once every 2 or 3 months!) that there was a male habit to watch porn isn't there!! The Q was phrased such that it was implied whether 'he' watched porn himself and as can be expected, he got embarassed haha...
Since i am on the topic of food, i will intro some restaurants i have been to recently...
I had lunch of pasta bolognese and italian hot chocolate mint at Stuzzichino on Lygon St this week. It was nice and the drinks menu is extensive with cocktails,etc and for those who love their chocolate drinks thick, they should try out the nice hot italian chocolates...but cos i DO NOT like my chocolate drinks thick, i was horrified when i saw the drink brought before me! It was super super rich and i had to keep adding water in to dilute it...the place is next to Koko Black.
I came across Kimchi Tray whilst walking by Flinders St on my way to FedSQ for Festival Melbourne last Friday and so i went in. I thought it was Grandma Kimchi, the well known Korean chain in Melbourne but was told though originally under the same owner, it was now under a separate management. The usual korean fare was there and i had chanpon (korean chinese noodles like ramen) An alright place with mainly chinese and korean patrons.
More food pics at My Online Photo Album: http://hcpen1111-marchphotos.buzznet.com/