Posted October 31st, 2011 in Perth WA | No Comments »
It’s so hot today again…. Not over 40 degrees yet, but I’m sweating with just a T-shirt.
I thought today is the chance to put jinbei on Hiro. My friend gave it to us for him to wear this summer, but we will be in Japan soon anyway and he won’t be able to wear it. Hmmmm, does he look like Japanese?
Jinbei is a kind of traditional Japanese clothing worn by men, women, boys, and even babies during the summer. Women’s jinbei have started to become popular in recent years. I used to see only men’s and boy’s at the shops before. Just like yukata, jinbei is often worn on summer festival day, but also as a form of nightwear or house wear. It’s very light and comfortable to wear. I thought it’ll be fun to wear it here on Halloween too.
Happy Halloween to everyone!
Posted October 30th, 2011 in Food | No Comments »
It’s gado gado season again. Sunny and hot weather makes me want to eat lots of salad.
Gado gado gives a different taste and texture to other salads which are just green leaves and cold summer vegetables. D eats it with steamed rice and prawn crackers, but I just enjoy it with the rich peanut sauce and crunchy fried shallots.
Parents-in-laws are here, and I’ve been eating lots of Indonesian foods. They always bring lots of foods from Jakarta and pile them up in the kitchen. Seeing these foods, including Krispy Kreme donuts and Roti Boy bread, reminds me that they are here.
I love Indonesian foods…. ahhh I miss the food in Jakarta! Lots of peanuts, chilli and deep-fried foods though. (it might be because of D’s family) And, delicious Chinese food. And, Japanese food. There are so many nice restaurants and fast food places, with inexpensive prices.
I can’t believe we will be in Japan in few weeks, enjoying the cool Autumn weather. Here in Perth, we’ve been playing with water in the garden. Soon we will be playing with snow outside my house in Japan. Well, Japan is my favourite destination, of course, and I will be enjoying lots of Japanese foods over there too!
Posted October 28th, 2011 in Eat out in Perth | No Comments »
There is an Indian grocery shop at Market City in Canning Vale, just at the corner of Ranford road and Bannister road. This shop opens 7 days a week, along with other retail shops in Market City.
The price of items in this shop is competitive, and people travel there to buy some Indian and Asian groceries, but there is one more reason why this place is filled with people ; especially on weekends.
They sell some ready-made foods, including some Indian sweets and meals such as Nasi Lemak. I often see people there in early morning wearing pajamas who look for take-away breakfast!
There is an Indian restaurant (it’s more like small take-away type shop) next door. It’s also popular and I see many Indian people eating breakfast and lunch there.
Posted October 26th, 2011 in Ume's Interests | No Comments »
Here is an unique Christmas gift idea. Upload a photo and make your own pillow!
PillowMob makes your custom pillow and ship worldwide. You can also chose to buy featured designs such as animal and people.
It’s $30.00 each, and it includes shipping fee! I think it’s very reasonable price. There are two options for the size : oval and circle. Whichever you chose, I’m sure it will be a great gift to surprise your friends or families!
Posted October 24th, 2011 in Eat Out in Perth - Japanese Food - | No Comments »
It’s been a month a so since this small shop called “ULARA” took over the business from Super Fuji in Victoria Park. It is located in the same address where Super Fuji used to be, at the end of Albany hwy.
The new shop ULARA has a big sign board at the front, and the logo on the windows outside looks good. But once you step inside, the place is more like a deli, I thought. Super Fuji was like this as well (plain white wall, small space). Urara continues the rental service for Japanese books and DVDs at the premise.
This place also sells Japanese foods, but not so many. The owner told me that he just sell what customers request. So, what is the main business of this shop? DVD rental service? Retail of Japanese groceries? Well, it’s actually takeaway of Japanese foods.
“It’s been just a preparation period to setup the kitchen and a whole process of takeaway business”, the owner says. Urara starts selling Japanese takeaway food from today (24, Oct). The owner’s previous business, Banzai Sushi & Noodle Bar in Leederville was such success and he had many fans. He sold the business to Matsu Sushi last year, and since then he’d been hunting for a new place to start new business. I’m not sure what Urara has on its takeaway menu, but I’m sure they will all taste good considering the foods he was serving at Banzai. ULARA has few tables and chairs inside for dine-in too. They are plastic ones, so it’s more like a place for busy working people who want quick lunch rather than for couples who seek for romantic dining experiences.
245 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park 6100
Mon – Sat 9:00 ~ 18:00
08 9355 0882