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The views expressed in this blog are based entirely on personal tastes and preferences. Please do not take them as professional interpretations.

If you have any comments/suggestions/places you think serve great food, do share with us! Email me at qiuyi_ong@hotmail.com or leave a comment in the tag board. Thanks and cheers to future gastronomical adventures!

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Daikoku
1st Floor ASB Bank, Botany Shopping Centre, East Tamaki
9273 8222

Tom recommended this Japanese steak house for lunch. We had the lunch special (NZD$12.80) which was quite value for money.

The salad dressing was tangy and really appetising.

Drinking a bowl of steaming hot miso soup on a cold day was fantastic.

The chef came out personally and prepared our food on the teppan.

It was a performance of sorts as he would show off his skills and tossed the knives in the air to entertain us.

I opted to have the fish instead of the default teppanyaki steak. The fish was very tasty with some burnt crispy bits on it. The fried onions, zucchini and garlic were really fragrant. Presentation of the food was rather ugly though as he just piled the food on our plates.

Dessert was a scoop of vanilla bean and chocolate ice cream. It's actually quite good and creamy, unlike those cheap ones usually served in set lunches.

The staff were very friendly and kept smiling at us. Even the chef made an effort to talk to us as he cooked.

I seldom go to teppanyaki restaurants because the smell will linger on your clothes long after you leave the restaurant. Given a choice, I would rather eat at a normal Japanese restaurant even the food is pretty decent here.

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WELCOME!

In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!

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