Vegemite2013-01-11 10:3561.93.x.xThanks for your comment because I really did get Marmite and Vegemite confused. I havent come across Vegemite before so I just thought they were the same but under different brands. I got excited when I saw Vegemite on the menu thinking it was Marmite. Overall I liked it but the cheese was overdone
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Re: Thanks!2009-08-21 23:30Just went to ANOTHER yakitori place, and then I get your message, somehow you and yakitori always come together for me. haha. will try m best to report on restaurants in town. I love food.
Hi2009-08-03 17:39219.78.x.xYep I do like Yakitori/Kushiyaki but I just haven't found anything I really enjoy yet. Actually I did question whether its 南✥亭 or 南蠻亭 or 南亭 lol!
I remember from the past, the most original shops in SOHO and CWB were both called 南蠻亭, same as in Japan. Now even these shops in the same locations are written as 南✥亭! Also the newer outlets.
And other shops like 醉燒亭, 燒鳥亭, and a few I can't recall right this moment with chefs trained at these shops refer to them by the name '南蠻亭'.
I'm equally as confused as you are to be honest. By the way, 醉燒亭's seafood quality went down but I haven't reviewed it. Don't bother.
I reckon HOKA HOKA TST is pretty good - they use real Charcoal. Jun is pretty good too. Haven't tried 碳 or 碳姬 or 備長 or 和居和居 or 錦 to compare though. I don't really like 五味鳥 (non-charcoal), they undergrill and under-season. Now you're getting me tempted to try some again haha!
Re: Hi2009-08-04 01:23Bicho keeps sending me sms about discounts, but to be honest, their food is quite boring. The yakitoris are so so, i remember the ox tongue was like chewing rubber, tasteless and impossible to eat. The raw stuff are bland, it doesn't taste off, or fishy, it just doesn't taste of anything. bleh.
.2009-05-18 02:0461.18.x.xThanks for the clarification.
I already suggested to my group of friends to suss out Sumi Hime but one of the non-OR contributors but who's a real foodie as well, said he's been there recently and the food is apparently good but not exceptional, perhaps he minded the fact that the management might be Japanese but the yakitori chef isn't from Sendai, as per original stores? He also mentioned Matsushima in the same building isn't very good. It made me hesitant to try them out anymore, but I'll get around to it if I have a craving for Yakitoris.
But then again, I don't know what defines top kushiyaki/yakitori anyway - I've lived in Japan before and ate so much of this stuff there, its not even meant to be top end food. After a few rounds of alcohol all one cares about is not accidentally walking into the female's toilet cubicle I've had a lot of bad yakitori's in Tokyo, Kansai and Kyushu too, also some really bad sushis lol. It makes it hard to make a correct judgment!
Anyway, I'm surprised and at odds to explain why I'm the first in your INBOX! Looking at the back-dates, you're certainly one of the earlier reviewers who's contributed a lot to here now and then, plus I really think you do know a lot about food from your writing and the implied explanations! I automatically assumed you know a lot of the other foodies in Openrice... Do you eat out with them sometimes?
I plan to 1 day but lately I've been running flat-out and churning out really bad reviews that aren't to the point and saturated with too many mistakes. Even managed to attach upside down photos in 1 lately as well as forgetting to attach them at all with others. My mind and my portfolio of restaurants to-be-reviewed is gradually getting out of sync completely lol! I might cut back on it a bit!
Re: .2009-05-19 09:01Actually I have to confess I'm not very knowledgeable about food at all! I just like something when I eat it, or I don't. Simple as that. But I'm very flattered that you think I'm up there with the big boys in openrice... haha.
Have fun exploring HK restaurants, from the sound of it, you're probably an expat?
I have a question to ask. I saw your old review of Sumi Yakitori bar in CWB, which I haven't been to before. However its seems like you didn't enjoy it so much and thought it really expensive? However you also described how to get to the shop before you see 'Sumi Hime', however, now that I saw others recent reviews of Sumi Hime writeups, I became confused again and not sure if they're separate restaurants, or are they the same but they moved premises?
Anyway, regardless, is the Sumi you went to - cooked by Japanese chefs? Or do you know about Sumi Hime referred to in OR? My friends are really particular about food, more so than I am (probably difficult for anyone to believe lol, but I actually eat anything, even things I give '1's to '2's to in OR.. just wanted to review accurately for humankind's sake, that's all!)
Wow - I love reading your English reviews by the way - they're really informative and seem to cover all the information other foodies might need to know before deciding to dine there! Love your log-in name as well!
Re: Hi!2009-05-11 14:30Sorry about the confusion... I was confused myself as well, coz for some reason I kept thinking i was going to sumi hime but actually it was sumi yakitori... so i think (with 90% certainty) that i was meaning to write about sumi yakitori.
I don't know who cooked the food, it wasn't done in an open kitchen.
as for picky friends, i'ld suggest going elsewhere, maybe sumi hime? then you can write a review on it and let me know
thanks for writing me, you're the first in my inbox! it's a great encouragement to see people appreciating others' effort, i'll definitely try and write more in the coming days.