Sai Koh Sushi – Japanese –

Posted April 9th, 2009 in Eat Out in Perth - Japanese Food - | 8 Comments »

Other day I had a chance to go to this Japanese restaurant in Canning Vale.  It was kind of a farewell dinner for one of my colleagues, but very casual.  We all just went there after work, and ordered few dishes.

The owner was so friendly, and kind enough to treat us with free special Sai Koh roll.  (one of my colleague is an acquaintance of his)

(Excuse the quality of this photo :p  It was taken by my mobile.)

Despite the shape, those rolls were quite nice!  There were few things that I couldn’t figure out what they were inside of the rolls.  It was crispy, so maybe some kind of deep-fried meat?  Anyway, the flavour over all was really nice.  I liked it.  (By the way I was surprised by the amount of wasabi they put on the plate…)

We ordered karaage, soft shell crab tempura and beef tataki for entree to share, and main meal for each.  Well, we thought they were entree!  When we are served with those food, we were shocked. “??  are they entree??”  Karaage was served with salad and rice, and soft shell crab was served on a 30cm plate.  I don’t know if it was owner’s treat again, or normal serving size… but karaage with rice was pretty big volume.  They tasted fine though.  🙂

Because of the entree we were already full before the main meal, but food kept coming…  Teppan dish came in a bento box!  and interestingly, there was one empty space in the bento box…  why they don’t even bother to fill up the space??  I was wondering quietly in my head…  Few seconds later I knew why.  A waitress brought a bowl of miso soup and put it into the empty space.  Huh that’s why :p

The dining experience there was fun.  Not a bad meaning!  Really, the food was not bad at all.

I may go back there for the Sai Koh rolls 🙂

Shop 11, Ranford shopping centre (214 Campbell Rd) Canning Vale

PH: 08 9456 1388


*** The owner has been changed and it is now called Sakura Sushi***

RSPCA イベント -South Perth-

Posted April 7th, 2009 in にほんご | No Comments »

Million Paws Walk 2009というRSPCAの基金支援の為のイベントが、来たる5月17日(日)にSouth Perthで行われます!

これはオーストラリア全ての州(ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA) にて同日に一斉に行われます。WA州では去年は13, 000人もの人がこのイベントに参加してくれました。RSPCAは今年は15,000人の協力を目指しています。



また、このイベントに事前に登録しておくと、新車Hyundai i30 SXが当たる可能性もアリです☆


場所:Sir James Mitchell Park – South Perth 



Ciao Italia

Posted April 4th, 2009 in Eat out in Perth | No Comments »

If you feel like Italian food tonight, why no try this place??  This Italian restaurant in South Perth is owned by Italian family, and always filled up with customers.  They only open at night, and right after the door is opened people start queuing up for their great food.

The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, the staff are very friendly too.  I love this place, it’s a great place to meet up with friends or have a date at.  I wish they accept booking…

Their menu is typical Italian food, and popular wood fired pizzas are available for takeaway too.  It’s been a while since my last visit, but I remember I had a seafood pasta and some kind of pizza.  Tiramisu I had for dessert was delicious too.  Everything is made by chefs in the restaurant.  All the staff and chefs are proud of their food and service, and I believe this place is worth to wait at the door for a table.

273 Mill Point Rd
South Perth, WA 6151
(08) 9368 5500

Free Vaccination Program!

Posted April 2nd, 2009 in Perth WA, Ume's Interests | 2 Comments »

Did you know that the Australian Government is offering free HPV vaccination to women aged 18-26 years of age through general practitioners till 30 June 2009?  If you are a woman between the ages you won’t wanna miss this out.  

“HPV (human papillomavirus) is a common virus that infects the skin and mucous membranes.  There are about 100 types of HPV.  Approximately 30 of those are spread through genital contact (typically sexual intercourse).  There are around 12 – called “low-risk” types of HPV, and approximately 15 “high-risk” types of HPV that can cause cervical cancer.  Infection with the most common types of “genital” HPV can be prevented with the HPV vaccine.”

<from The HPV Test>

According to the website the vaccine lasts at least five years, and it’s given as a series of three shots over a six-month period; after the first shot, the woman needs to return two and six months later. To get the full benefit of the vaccine, all three shots must be given.

I think this is a good chance for women to get some protection for cervical cancer, and hope the aim of this program – the reduction in incidence of cervical cancer in Australia – succeeds.  

I’m getting one too.  Just ask your GP for more info! 🙂

Applecross – walking at night

Posted April 2nd, 2009 in Perth WA | No Comments »

One of the reasons why I love living in Perth is that there are many parks and places to go and wonder around.  Applecross area is one of my favorite.  There is a view of Perth city at Swan River shore, it’s beautiful.

The most beautiful view I’ve ever seen in Perth was from South Perth jetty.  My dad and brother came to Perth to visit me last November, and they stayed at South Perth.  The view from the shore was magnificent!  The entire Perth city was just in front of you, and it looked like the whole city was floating on Swan River.  It was unrealistically beautiful.

Just make sure you bring someone to accompany you for your night walk as it might get dangerous at night.  Especially girls!