Delicious Japanese food at Raku

Raku Japanese Restaurant

Japanese food is one of my favourite cuisines but it wasn’t until I visited Japan in 2016 that I knew just how good Japanese food can be. It’s hard to find Japanese food as good as the food I ate in Japan…. My first memory of eating Japanese food is when my mum would cook tempura for my sisters and I when we were kids. If it was one thing we didn’t go without when we were growing up, it was amazing food. My mum is an incredible cook! I still remember the crunchy coating on the outside and the delicious and fresh vegetables or fish on the inside. Mum’s combination of onion rings and grated carrots in a tempura batter was one of my favourites! Continue reading Delicious Japanese food at Raku

Kebaba: Canberra’s newest Turkish restaurant

Turkish restaurant

I love that Canberra is such a multi-cultural city. We are spoilt for choice and have the option of eating so many different cuisines! Turkish food is no exception and you’ll find Turkish restaurant in lots of Canberran suburbs as well as several in the city. I can’t eat a lot of pide because I get too full so a piece or two is enough for me. I love the tender grilled meats and fresh dips with Turkish bread! There are quite few other Turkish dishes that I really love too… Continue reading Kebaba: Canberra’s newest Turkish restaurant

50% off noms in Canberra

First Table

I was recently invited to dine at a restaurant courtesy of First Table, a new
platform that has recently launched in Canberra. First Table enables you to
book one of the first tables available at a range of restaurants that are listed
on the platform. You pay $10 for the booking and receive 50% off the food bill
for 2-4 people! It sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Well it’s not, it’s early
bird dining with all the perks.

Continue reading 50% off noms in Canberra

RECIPE: Homemade sausage rolls

Homemade Sausage Rolls

Homemade sausage rolls take me back to my childhood! I have memories of mum making them for me and my sister’s birthday parties. Our house would be filled with the comforting and delicious smell of savoury sausage rolls wafting through the house…. Continue reading RECIPE: Homemade sausage rolls

War on Waste: Croppz surplus food platform launches in Canberra


Food wastage. It’s something that needs to be prevented. Did you know that Australia throws away millions of tonnes of food every year? Millions. Of. Tonnes. We often throw away leftovers from the fridge without a second thought, we leave packaged food in the cupboard for too long or we don’t eat all of the food on our plate when we go out for dinner. I say ‘we’ because I’m sure we’re all guilty of one of the three scenarios just mentioned.  Continue reading War on Waste: Croppz surplus food platform launches in Canberra

Half priced dining in Canberra

Want 50% off your next dining experience? Of course you do, and you’ll be able to get it in Canberra from tomorrow! Australasia’s premier restaurant discovery service, First Table, is launching in the nation’s capital on Monday 15th January.  Continue reading Half priced dining in Canberra

Tears, laughter and champagne: A story of friendship forged through fire and food

Eat Canberra

As the anniversary approaches, fifteen years on, the devastating 18 January 2003 bushfires, which killed four people and destroyed nearly 500 homes across Canberra, are another chapter in the history books.

But the story that hasn’t been told, until now, is how the fire-affected families are faring years down the track.

Tears, Laughter, Champagne: A story of friendship forged through fire and food, by Canberra historian Karen Downing, chronicles both her personal bushfire-survival story and the stories of eight other women – the ‘Singed Sisters’ – who found each other in the aftermath of the Canberra firestorm.

From tea and tears in the months following the fires, to the champagne and laughter as they moved into newly-built homes, and ultimately to their lives today; the book is about friendship and resilience – and the recipes that helped along the way. Continue reading Tears, laughter and champagne: A story of friendship forged through fire and food

Mango and coconut chia pudding

Mango and coconut chia pudding

I love mangoes! I was recently in Queensland (where I’m from and where my family live) and my dad has about 6 mango trees near his house. They are owned by a local fruit shop owner and they’ve given dad permission to pick them. So we picked them straight from the tree with dad’s handmade mango picker. One person had to catch them while the other hooked the mango and pulled it free from the tree. It was lots of fun and we shared our bags of mangoes with the rest of the family when we saw them over the Christmas break. That was the first time I had picked mangoes! Continue reading Mango and coconut chia pudding