As you can see, I do not have many pictures of the restaurant itself because the food was the centre of my attention. I will let food pictures do most of the talking in this post.
At Itacho Sushi, you predominantly chomp on sushi. Some venture into curry rice, noodles and such but will soon agree the carbs are not worth as much as their sushi.
My must-order recommendations are the Roast Pork Sushi and Tempura Prawn Sushi, wait till I give the Wagyu Beef Sushi a try and I will drop you a line.
What is special in their sushi must be the rice melting in my mouth feeling, nothing beats soft yet chewy rice, not overly vinegered and always allow the topping to be the star. I know why there is a queue here and I will be happy to line up too!
Looks good enough to eat? Unfortunately not.
Served during Dad's birthday dinner, it soon became apparent that 2nd helpings are not going to happen.
Not only the icing has been 'frozen' by the refrigeration, the cake was sandy and unusually crumbly to enjoy.
I'll just have to find another recipe and learn that not all 'famous chef' recipes work all the time. Is it me? Or the haze? What a bummer.
Just watched this film and it got me digging into my photos archive. It was set in Verona, where Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet play was based on… was there few years back and the beautiful settings in the movie look all so familiar.
The wall of Juliet House with many love messages…
Famous balcony and bronze Juliet. Legend says that in Verona, there were these two real families Montecchi and Capello in feud at that time.
Lunch in Verona…
Dessert: The “Gelateria Savoia” was established in 1939 by husband & wife Vittorio Bonvicini and Luigia Savoia. Their first ice creams were unique in both quality and shape. Over the years, these original Veronese ice creams became so popular that they went on to become known and enjoyed all over the world. The above are the few famous ones…. The one in the centre (The Pinguino meaning Penguin) is said to be the first ice cream on a stick.
One Penguin for me!
Find them at Via Roma 1/b (Piazza Bra) 37121 Verona Italia.
Being a bride-to-be is not easy, being a vain bride-to-be takes even more effort. My plan is to take care of my skin inside out. I've been investing in regular facial sessions to pamper my skin, drinking bird's nest once in a while and another a cheaper way to nourish the skin is to cook this chinese sweet soup.
There are many versions to this. Some like hard boiled eggs in it, some like to taste chunky beancurd skin in the soup; I like mine creamy like soy milk with chewy barley and nutritious gingko.
Rock sugar to taste
Put water in pot, add soaked beancurd skin and barley. Boil in covered put for about 20mins on low fire, or until beancurd skin melts.
Add gingko and rock sugar to taste. Boil for another 15mins more and turn off fire. Serve warm or refrigerate and enjoy it cold.
There were some bananas sitting on the table and as days past, they are too brown for eating just as it is but perfect for baking!
Previously, I baked Banana & Choc Bread so this time, I wanted to try Banana Cake instead. The cake version is supposed to be light and softer than the banana bread.
I went on the internet to scour for a recommended recipe and chanced upon Jamie Yeo's food blog with a highly commented and raved recipe. They said it is no fail so...
Baking doesn't have to be difficult, try this and you will know what i mean.
Freycinet Riesling 2009 Vintage – light wine with a combi of flora and lime flavour. Its more worth getting it from the vineyard than having it off the restaurant’s wine list… which we did the next day when we passed by…
Melshell Oysters from the Bay - natural with lemon & shallot dressing
Tasmanian ocean trout fondant - panseared and scented with a hint of lemon grass and served with shitake mushrooms, semi-dried tomato flavoured rice
Confit of duck maryland - nestled on barlotti beans, chorizo cassoulet with green beans and apple balsamic
Crispy Skin Blue Eye TrevAlla - nestled on cucumber tagliatelle, sesame and pumpkin puree with elderflower beurre blanc sauce
for me mummy dearest…
Add: Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, Tasmania, 7215
Tel: + 613 6225 7016
A Grade II Listed building… Listed by English Heritage because it carries special architectural/historic interest… And this is our Bristol’s Old Stock Exchange building now converted to an Indian restaurant. Forget about the big hype on the food here…am already drowning in the old colonial atmosphere…
Chutney tray of dippings for Papads..mmm…
Is it too obvious that I like Papadums?
Add: Old India, 34 St Nicholas Street, Bristol, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1179221136
Heva good weekend!!!