Monday, February 25, 2013

Naruone, Sydney

A new Korean restaurant open in Pitt st, Sydney. It is located besides the Korean supermarket and you have to go down the stairs to enter this restaurant.
They displayed their menu on a glass wall along the street just above the restaurant and you can't just miss this place :)

So we decided to give this place a try as their specialty is their fried chicken and we are still in our journey to find out if there's any other contender for Arisun's chicken :)

More banchan pleasee... These amounts for 4 of us is too little hehe,, Me and my brother are kimchi lovers! 
 Here comes the chickennnn :) So crispy and tenderrr...!! I must say that this chicken is a must to buy when you visit this restaurant. Well it has different yuminess to the Arisun's chicken but this chicken is more authentic korean in my opinion while Arisun's is more tro chinese-korean chicken ^^
Fried Chicken with Spring Onion ($30)
 I loveee korean soup whichever kind it is. But this one in Naruone, I think there is a herb in that soup that makes it taste a bit soapy to me, but my boyfriend loves the soup so much, I wonder how different palates that we have.. Most of the times we always have different opinion on food :p But apart from the soapy note, the meat is so tender that it falls of the bone and to have it on a cold night, yuuuuummmm...!!
Spicy pork rib stew ($14)
Bossammm (a thinly sliced pork belly which is boiled with Ginger and Onions)!! I first came across the existence of Bossam is from a Korean Variety Show. Before, I would never ever eat pork belly that is not crispy or deep fried. I don't really like the fatty part if it is soft and chewy like that. But when you wrap the pork in lettuce and kimchi with some gochujang and chopped green chilli, my GOD its Heaven.. The texture complement each other and they are justt.... PERFECT.

So this concludes my eating journey in Naruone.. Will definitely come back to try other dishes !!^^

Second Visit to Naruone
31st March 2014

Another gathering with my Subway friends but this time, its not chinese restaurant anymore.. Its korean !!^^ And there will be 8 of us so I was hyped to go cause that means that we  will be ordering many new dishes to be added to my blog :)

As usual, we always have to order the fried chicken... And this time we also ordered 4 new dishes!
First is the Kimchi Pancake. I usually get Seafood pancake / Haemul pajeon but to my surprise, the kimchi pancake is so much yummier than seafood pancake! And they use chives here instead of spring onionss.. Happy ~~ The pancake is crispy but still has a good chewy bite to it. The pancake sauce compliments that pancake nicely.

Next my friend suggested the steam eggs. The eggs is so smooth and silky and the sauce for me taste like okonomiyaki japanese sauce :) It was really good to be eaten with hot ice ^^

The next dish is Bulgogi. I didn't expect a lot from Bulgogi cause it was a pretty mainstream korean dish. But it surprised me that the bulgogi is well marinated and very flavoursome. They have proved me wrong. Bulgogi in Naruone now is my second favourite dish after the fried chicken. It has a good balance of sweetness and was served in a generous portion too.
Lastly, we ordered the potato and pork bone soup. It does not take long before everyone slurped the soup and munching off those meat from the bones :) It was soo good!
Medium $45
Another enjoyable night in Naruone!!

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Sushi Tengoku, Kensington

Sunday, 17th Feb 2013

I only have been to this place once when I was still in my first year of Uni which was in 2008. My indo friend introduce me to this place. But looking at the price for a portion of california roll of $14, I have never come back since then ;P Don't get me wrong though, the taste is so good and the sushi is enormous. Its just that its too pricey for student like me before :p

Until one of my brother's friend who know that owner really well that he always got a deal from the owner.
Every last Sunday of the month, the owner will allow a $20 buffet per person for a minimum of 10 people. Finding 10 people to have a sushi buffet in Tengoku for that price is so easy! So tonight I am one of the lucky ones :) The eating order is that we just have to sit and wait for the food to come. We can't order anything but we only just have to eat whatever the owner gave out. But believe it me, it was a never ending food coming out! Until we have to take away some!!

Brace yourself for the photos below! Dont be jealous ;P

California roll


Agedashi Tofu

Creamy baked scallop and fish! yummy!
Baked scallop and Fish
This was one of my favourite! but beware though, it is litterally a volcano! the inside of this sushi is really hot! hot not spicy :)
Volcano Roll

Karage Chicken

Chicken Udon

Mixed salad (Avocado, crabstick, cucumber, eggs and tomato
I am a tamago lover and I must say, Tengoku has the BEST BEST TAMAGO ever! I can never get bored of eating this!!!

Salmon Aburi
Another one of my favourite dish here is the Chirashi sushi.. A combination of salmon, eggs, veggies on rice, top with Japanse mayo and blow torched! yuuum!!
Chirashi Sushi
Unfortunately, the owner does not offer the $20 buffet anymore so I guess I have to come back as the sushis here are amazing! Especially the volcano, chirashi and tamago!!

Highly Recommended!

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