Yuki Japanese Restaurant in Willetton

Posted April 29th, 2012 in Eat Out in Perth - Japanese Food - | No Comments »

Yesterday early evening I took my family to Yuki Japanese restaurant to have dinner. It was a rainy day and I felt something hearty Japanese food. I thought I might have unagi because a Japanese cartoon I was watching with Hiro was an episode of unagi donburi.

It was Sunday night but I assumed the restaurant wouldn’t be so packed.   I was wrong… We arrived there around 6:30pm, and the place was already nearly full. The waitress said they’re fully booked but they can offer us a table if we’d be able to finish dining before 7:30pm. I’m pretty sure, I replied, because I knew Hiro wouldn’t be able to be here quiet and well-behaved for longer than 30 minutes.

D wanted chicken teriyaki, but teriyaki dish doesn’t come with rice and miso soup unless you pay extra for them. I think it’s ridiculous – who would eat teriyaki without rice? Is it Australian way?
Bento box comes with rice, miso soup, salad and sushi rolls, and the price is not much different with teriyaki dish if you add the extra fee for rice+miso soup, so we all ordered bento box.

I had Chicken Karaage bento box, D had Teriyaki Chicken bento box, and in-law had Fish Teriyaki bento box.  I didn’t see unagi on their menu.  Even if I did I probably wouldn’t order unagi because I know it’ll be expensive!

Karaage was quite small pieces.  I guess that’s how they do as smaller pieces are quicker they cook.  I loved the combination of dark sauce and Japanese mayonnaise.  I don’t know what the dark sauce was, but I think it’s something like teriyaki sauce….  The sushi rolls that came with bento box were three pieces, and they’re nice too.

I tasted D’s teriyaki, and I know now that they actually make the teriyaki sauce by themselves.  Some restaurants here use “teriyaki sauce” they buy from their supplier – they don’t make from scratch.

By the time we finished our meal, the restaurant was full and very busy.  It was just before 7:30pm so we could leave there in time.  I thought the price was bit expensive considering the food what’s in the bento box, but I guess it’s how they charge Japanese food in Perth.

Yuki Japanese Restaurant

7/113 Collins Road, Willetton 6155
(08) 9259 5544
Tuesday – Sunday
11:00am – 2:30pm
5:00pm – 9:30pm
Closed on Monday

Pancake Lunch in Bicton

Posted April 28th, 2012 in Food | 4 Comments »

Had a pancake at a little cafe in Bicton Central Shopping Centre.  There are few cafes in this centre, and this one is located outside, just at the corner.  Small one.

My friend had beef burger.  Apparently she comes here with her hubby often to have burger.  I shall try it next time!

Staff was so friendly too.

Baby Food Recipes

Posted April 26th, 2012 in Food | No Comments »

Since Hiro started eating finger foods I’ve been enjoying cooking for him more than for myself.  Now, as a one-year-old boy he eats variety of food (although he doesn’t like steamed rice and egg sometimes) 3 times a day + snack.  He loves eating!  I’ve taken him to Miss Maud lunch buffet the other day, and he ate as much as I did – bread, roasted vegetables, fruits, cheese …..  a lot of them.  And I didn’t even need to pay a cent for those food he ate as he is under 4 years of age.

As I note what he eats everyday on mybabyatewhat.com I cook variety of food each day.  Sometimes he doesn’t like the food and I have no idea what to give him instead, but most of the time he enjoys my food.
Here are few recipes of the food he likes : if you happen to have kids you may wanna try them out, I thought 🙂

<Potato Okonomiyaki>

• Cabbage, chopped, 1 tablespoon
• Spinach, chopped, 1/2 teaspoon
• Potato, cut in cubes and soft-boiled, 1 tablespoon
• Egg 1/2

1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

2. Lightly spray a small frying pan with oil.  Drop 1 table spoon of mixture into the pan and cook until the bottom is set and colored.  Flip it and cook another side until the hamburg is cooked through.

<Tuna Pumpkin Curry Rice>

  • tinned tuna in spring water, drained x 1 tea spoon
  • soft cooked pumpkin x 1 ~ 1.5 table spoons
  • broccoli x 1 floret
  • frozen mixed vegetables (I use corn, peas and capsicum) x 1 tea spoon
  • tomato, skinned and seeded x 1 tea spoon
  • super tiny amount of mild Indian curry powder
  • steamed rice
  1. Place tuna, pumpkin, vegetables and curry powder in a sauce pan and add water to just cover the food.  Cook until all the food is cooked and soft.  (add more water if needed)
  2. Serve on a bed of steamed rice.

<Salmon Udon Noodle>

  • cooked udon noodle, about 1.5 table spoon, cut into small pieces
  • salmon, small piece
  • 1 broccoli floret
  • carrot, small piece
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp mixture of cornflour + water
  1. Place salmon, broccoli, carrot in a saucepan, and cover with water.  Bring to gentle simmer, and cook until tender.
  2. Add udon noodles and milk to the saucepan.  Simmer.  Add cornflour mixture to thicken.

<Tuna & Pumpkin Sandwiches>

  • tinned tuna in spring water, drained x 1 tea spoon
  • cooked pumpkin, 1.5 tbs
  • 2 slices of bread
  1. Mix the tuna and pumpkin.  Spread on 1 slice of bread, and place another slice on top.  Cut off the crust.  Cut into finger size.

<Chicken Meatballs>

  • chicken mince x 1 table spoon
  • tofu (I use Japanese tofu, either silken or firm) x 1 tbs
  • soft cooked pumpkin x 1 tbs
  • 1/2 egg
  • 1 tsp cornflour (optional)
  1. mix all the ingredients, and shape into flat balls.
  2. spray oil lightly onto a frying pan, and grill both side until well-cooked.

<Soup with Tofu Dumplings>

  • tofu (I use Japanese tofu, either silken or firm) 3 tbs
  • plain flour 1 tbs
  • cornflour 1 tbs
  • chicken mince 1 tsp
  • vegetables (brocoli floret, carrot, potato, onion etc)
  1. Place chicken mince and vegetables in a saucepan, and fill water to cover the food.
  2. Bring to gentle simmer, and cook until vegetables are tender.
  3. Mix tofu and flour.
  4. While the soup is simmering, scoop 1 tsp of tofu mixture and drop into the simmering soup.  Repeat with remaining tofu mixture.  Cook until the tofu dumplings are cooked.

McValue with Free Newspaper

Posted April 9th, 2012 in Perth WA, Ume's Interests | No Comments »

Have a Breakfast McValue Meal® and you can get a free copy of The Sunday Times!

This offer starts from the 11th of April for a limited time only, and is only available until 10:30AM.  McValue Meal®  includes Hash Brown and Small Espresso Pronto as well.

I saw this ad on The Sunday Times I was reading at McDonald’s yesterday.  It was late afternoon and I felt like something cold – perhaps frozen coke or thick shake –  but I got $2 Chicken McBites and a chocolate sundae in the end.  I still got to read The Sunday Times for free coz someone had left it on the table.

Was I the only person who didn’t know that McDonald had started showing the calories of the each food item on the menu panel?  It’s just like Japan – everywhere you go you get to see the calorie of each food on the menu.  I heard that other fast food chains (KFC, Hungry Jack etc) are also going to show calories of each item on the menu board.  You know, it’s good thing that you get to know how much calories you are getting by eating the food, but at the same time you just have to compare this item is lower calorie than others and sometimes chose the item that you weren’t planning to order.  That’s what happens to me every time I dine at family restaurants and cafes in Japan.  I feel like eating cheesy chicken and vegetable pasta, but I end up ordering a healthy wa-fu mushroom pasta instead.  It’s just because I see the calories on the menu.

Anyway, get back to the free The Sunday Times thing.  You can also get a free copy from Spud Shed when you spend $5 or more at one transaction.  I’m not sure if all Spud Shed do this, but Jandakot one does! Sometimes you need to ask for it at the casher though.  Oh, and McDonald’s free newspaper offer is only available in WA too!

Nippon Food Subiaco April Special

Posted April 8th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sale items for April (01 – 30) 2012 at Nippin Food in Subiaco!

  • Dashi powder 60g $6.80 → $5.40
  • Inari skin 12P $6.80 → $5.40
  • Frozen Japanese sweets Azuki 8P $8.00 → $6.00
  • Frozen Japanese sweets Matcha Green Tea 8P $8.20 → $6.20
  • Frozen Japanese sweets Mochi Azuki 8P $8.60 → $6.60
  • Katsu Sauce 500ml $7.90 → $6.30
  • Shiratama-ko Powder (dango powder) 200g $6.20 → $4.90
  • Sticky Mochi Rice 2.27kg $12.50 → $10.00
  • Goma-dare (sesame dressing/sauce) 500ml $5.90 → $4.50
  • Ponzu with Konbu Dashi 600ml $8.70 → $6.90
  • Chewing Gum (black/ume) 9P $2.80 → $1.50

New Items:

  • Japanese Rice (made in USA) – New Crop
  • Frozen Tuna for Sashimi $34/kg
  • Mix & Serve Pasta Sauce


Nippon Food Subiaco

Shop 26, 180 Rokeby Rd
Subiaco WA 6008

(08) 9380 6783

Mon – Fri 10AM – 6PM
Sat 9AM – 5PM
Sun 11AM – 5PM
Closed on Public Holidays

Japan – Channel 9 & Character Nippon

Posted April 7th, 2012 in Japan, Perth WA | No Comments »

There will be a 30minutes of TV program showing about Japan’s earthquake on channel 9 (Perth WA) –

08 April 2012, 5:00PM on Channel 9 (Perth WA)

<Nippon – a country of unique characters>

In recent years, interest in Japanese subculture, particularly in anime and manga, has dramatically grown all over the world. What exactly are “characters”? Why do characters appear and become popular? What kind of social reality do they reflect? Focusing on the theme “Characters and the Japanese,” this exhibition will showcase, through visual images and panels, characters commonly known to Japanese people that have triggered fads. The purpose of this exhibition is to introduce the world of characters in a broader sense and examine their impact on Japanese society.

©Tezuka Productions/Mushi Production | ©Fujio Productions | ©Tsuburaya Productions | ©FUJIKO STUDIO | ©HIKARI PRO.

Character Nippon

17 April 2012 (Tuesday) ~ 03 May 2012 (Thursday)

10:00AM – 4:45PM
2:00PM – 4:45PM
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Gallery Central (12 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge)

Free Entrance!!!

Enquiry: 08 9480 1800

HangOut Bar N Cafe

Posted April 6th, 2012 in Eat out in Perth | 2 Comments »

HangOut Bar N Cafe opened its door with a new owner just 1 week ago, and they seem to be doing pretty good.  My first opportunity to walk through their door was to drop off sample of bagels, and now they added Bagelier bagels to their menu and serving to their customers along with other fabulous foods.

The owner has a passion for great foods and only uses the finest ingredients.  When I was there this morning he was cooking vegetable omelet with just egg white –  you can ask such a favour too.  All staff are very friendly and I felt at home despite being there on business.

The owner asked said their coffee is the best, and asked one of the barista to make a cup of short macchiato for me.  The macchiato was served in a cute, cool glass, and it looked / tasted great.  Nice shot of coffee and the creme was just right!   Mmmmm I love coffee!

He had purchased a big clear showcase to display my bagels, and it’s on the counter at the front.  It’s so nice….  With the foods and the service, it makes me want to visit there with friends sometime!

20 Preston Street
Como, WA 6152
(08) 9474 1914

Monday – Sunday
7:00AM – late

Oh, and Lincolns 102 in Highgate is also serving Bagelier bagels now.  This cosy cafe is just off the busy Beaufort street, and serves lovely foods and drinks.  Takeaway is also available!


Tuesday – Sunday
7:30AM – 4:00PM

102 Lincoln St
Highgate, WA 6003
(08) 9228 1759