Mini review: A funny Sunday with friends at Musashi (IFSC)

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Sunday lunch with friends at Musashi IFSC branch turned out an epic day for everybody!

Last Sunday, we met our Italian friend for lunch. It’s been a while since we saw her, it was April this year – if I am not mistaken. She used to be on a long-term work assignment here in Dublin but ended December last year. So I definitely missed having her around! And now, after a couple of months working on a UK project, she’s back! So we will definitely see more of her in the coming months.
We went to one of our go-to places around IFSC called Musashi. As the name suggests, it is a Japanese restaurant offering various options such as ramen, soba, and sushi platters. We have been here a number of times before but I haven’t been able to write a detailed restaurant review (sorry guys!). In fact, I didn’t plan to write one today (proof is the lack of photos from our lunch). But a funny and high-five worthy experience from the staff made me want to write this “mini review“.

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Dublin: An up-and-coming food capital?

Crispy Duck steamed bun from Bread and Bones

Exciting days for the Dublin food scene!

Before relocating to Dublin, I was a spoiled food enthusiast. Melbourne is considered to be Australia’s food capital and I can clearly see the reason why. The selection of quality restaurants and variety of cuisine seems endless – and I can just walk around the city center mindlessly and accidentally spot a trendy place to dine in. Regardless what I am craving for, be it Asian, Italian, French, or Fusion-inspired dishes – Melbourne has something to offer. Trendy cafes with cute desserts (cupcakes!!) are also to-die-for so it is impossible not to crave to eat out!
Dublin, on the other hand, was not like that when I arrived here. I can’t complain about the European restaurants around town but there are times it is hard to find a good place to eat Asian dishes or to look for something sweet that is not a pastry or a tart. Continue reading “Dublin: An up-and-coming food capital?” »

Review: The Ramen Bar (Dublin, Ireland)

My not-so-black Tonkotsu Black ramen

Finally, another ramen place in Dublin: The Ramen Bar

Gosh – I miss traveling! And whenever I get hit by the I-miss-traveling bug, I always think about our vacation in Japan a couple of years ago during spring. Japan will always have a soft spot for me. I don’t know why, but there is something so fascinating about Japan that I’d never think twice packing my bags to go there if I can!

When I miss a certain place, food cravings start to follow. It probably stems from the fact that whenever I travel, eating authentic dishes is a must so traveling and eating is ALWAYS a must for me!

Dublin has a lot of good Asian restaurants, all thanks to the diverse nationalities already living here. Continue reading “Review: The Ramen Bar (Dublin, Ireland)” »