Month: February 2009

Istana, Thornleigh

I remember in my younger years, Istana was a regular restaurant joint for my family… delicious chicken rice is all I can recall of this place. Even now, Istana is STILL known for it’s hainan chicken + rice. Strangely, just before my trip to Hong Kong and Singapore, I had a craving for CRAB (I think it was from all the food research I was doing…) My last visit to Istana was a few months back and I had an absolute FEAST!!

Hakkenden Izakaya, Osaka, Japan

By the time we checked into our hostel (J-Hoppers) it was nearly 9pm. We actually had dinner at a chicken yaki tori place famous for it’s chicken, but I’ll post that one later because I am still trying to figure out the name of the izakaya. On the way home to our hostel, I was still hungry despite the feast we had earlier in the night.Hakkenden would be my first experience of an izakaya in Japan.

Fig & Cherry Tea cake

Throughout the last year, the awesome bloggers that we have met has inspired us to do better and more importantly motivated us to continue. Imagine our surprise when we found out the big cahoona Christy from Fig&Cherry actually considered us a good enough food blog to mention to Pru from Mint Partners, hence our exclusive invite to the Taste of Sydney Media Launch.