Monday, June 20, 2011


Hello everyone!

Yesterday was Fathers' Day. It was a good reason to go out and have some good food with daddy hehehhe

We went to Sakura, a pricey japanese restaurant in downtown. We went to eat at around 7pm. Surprisingly, the restaurant was not as full as I expected, which is not a bad thing sometimes as we get more attention and the place is more quiet d=
I have not taken pictures of the waitresses. They are all Japanese and wear kimono.
The ambiance is very zen and romantic. The restaurant is very big, and has more than 3 tatami rooms if I remember correctly. As usual, reservations are highly recommended for a tatami room.
Chirashi is $23 at Sakura. It contains more than 10 "classic" types of seafood including salmon, tuna, shrimp, omelet, surf clam, red snapper, octopus, mackerel, crab meat, and scallop. They were of big size too. Presentation is simple and attractive.
We also ordered kamikaze salmon roll, smoked salmon sashimi and scallop sashimi. They were alright. The scallop sashimi is slightly more outstanding among the 3. The taste of scallop was subtle and lighltly sweet.
Chawan mushi is a famous japanese appetizer. It is basically steamed egg curtard with a piece of chicken, shrimp and scallop. The egg mixture contains soya sauce, dashi broth and other authentic japanese ingredients, allowing a really good taste like soup. Also, the egg is supposed to be very very soft and smooth. Many restaurants that serve chawan mushi fail to do so. At Sakura, it is amazing. It was as though I was eating the softest tofu. The star of the night was sukiyaki. It is also the reason why I chose Sakura. They serve the best sukiyaki in Montreal in my opinion.
Sukiyaki is another common Japanese style hot pot. Instead of cooking food in a broth and then dip into a sauce to eat (like shabu shabu), sukiyaki gives the meat and veggies a strong and sweet taste directly from the rich sauce in which food are cooked. The brown sauce is very tasty and is made of soya sauce, mirin, sake and sugar.
The first step consists of pan frying the ingredients in the hot pot. When the ingredients are starting to be cooked, you pour the tasty soya based sauce and food will absorb the sweetness of the sauce/broth. Ingredients include thinly sliced beef, cabbage, mushrooms, tofu, carrots, green oinions, noodles. At Sakura, they serve two types noodles. Both are delicious.

When the ingredients are cooked, you dip them into beaten egg and they are ready to eat. The beaten egg makes the food more smooth. I really love it. Another point is that at Sakura, the quality of the beef is exceptional. Kobe beef is available at $110 for two people, but you get high quality beef in the regular sukiyaki too. Even if the meat is cooked well done, it melts in your mouth. Regular sukiyaki for 2 is priced $65.
Trust me, it is s-u-c-c-u-l-e-n-t!!
Fried ice cream served with chocolate syrup and maple syrup. I have had better fried ice cream. So I do not recommend it.
Green tea ice cream served with red beans. Ice cream is not bad, but serving it with red beans adds a Japanese touch and makes it more unique.

I highly highly recommend Sakura for its tasty and delicious Sukiyaki.

2170 De La Montagne
Montréal, QC H3G 1Z7
(514) 288-9122

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lunch @ Kazu

Lunch at Kazu again! This time I went to eat with my boyfriend =)

My favorite Tuna and Salmon bowl. Now that I look at the picture... I want to go to Kazu again!!
My boyfriend likes ginger, so we both chose the ginger egg soup over the mashed potato salad. This time, the soup has a lighter colour, more green onions and egg, but the taste of ginger is still there. Eggplant with tortilla. It is similar to the pork cheeks and calcium salmon which I posted previously.
The eggplant is not totally mashed into paste, which I like.

1862 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Montréal, QC
(514) 937-2333

OPI Sweet Heart

Hi dearest readers!

I know I was supposed to post about OPI Stranger Tides..but I changed my mind d=

My summer class is finally over!! After continuous group work, paper, presentations, and exams, I feel soooo free! Stress-less! This feeling is soo great! Right after my final, I went out and had a nice day with my boyfriend. =)

Therefore, I finally painted my nails with OPI Sweet Heart, a sweet and soft pale pink. These pale colours with a white pigment base are always more difficult to apply. Surprisingly, I did not have much problem with OPI Sweet Heart. This is 2 coats.

The second picture is more accurate in terms of the colour. It is a very light beige pink. My friend at work says it looks a lot like Essie Spaghetti Strap but I find OPI Sweet Heart more opaque.

This friend will be leaving me soon; she found another job that is more in her field of studies =( I am very happy for her, but really sad about it in the same time. We have been working together every Saturday for so long... It is so great to have someone with whom you talk, have fun but never forget to have the job done seriously and properly. I am thinking of getting her a small gift with some nail polishes (so she remembers me heheheh) and some candies, because her eyes shine when she sees candies ; ) hahahha

Miss K

Friday, June 10, 2011

OPI Sparrow Me the Drama

Hi readers!

A quick update! Here is my post about OPI Sparrow Me the Drama. This colour is absolutely fantastic! I love pink, but this one has sometimes a hint of purple under some "dark" light. Special! It is also not too bright, which matches the sad name a lot. I would describe it as a creamy dramatic pink d=

Application was very smooth. Another OPI nail polish that I love!

Miss K