My Kitchen Rules – Ono style

Our family has become slightly obsessed with My Kitchen Rules whether it be because watching train wrecks being averted is thrilling, the schadenfreude in me loves the prospect of the bitchy couples crumbling and of course Manu and his sexy accent. Anyhoo, my Dad also has gotten really really into the show probably because they’re just “normal” people like us? So for my sister’s birthday he basically gave himself a 3hour limit to cook three courses and he also did all the required shopping during the day haha

Ono House


Edamame sprinkled with salt
…so yeh we cheated a little cause all we had to do was boil our store bought Edamame

Crispy Deep Fried Prawn Heads
I love this!! so crunchy and the miso inside the head is so so good.


Preparing the Aburi Salmon and Aburi Scallops

Assorted Sushi Roll
Dragon Rolls Eel with Avocado and Tempura Prawn, Salmon and Tuna and Kingfish with Crab Stick

Arranging the Sushi Boats

TADAAAA… we had two Sushi Nigiri Boats
Scallops (raw and aburi), Salmon (raw and aburi), Tuna, Squid, Octopus, Kingfish, Swordfish, Prawn


Strawberry Gateau from Breadtop
Again we cheated well… Bill did because he brought it

Chocolate Pudding with Chocolate Ice Cream and Cream topped with Forest Berries
our proper dessert entry 🙂
So it’s not all fancy schmancy but it was really really fun helping, watching and especially eating!! Anyways it’s not like Manu Feidel and Pete Evans needed to be impressed and everyone had enjoyed the food! hooorayy

A few days earlier we had a family dinner for my Erina’s 20th birthday… she requested Tempura.

Tempura Prawns

Tempura Sweet Potato, Water Cress, and Shitake Mushrooms

Chocolate and Cointreau Mousse Cake from Hello Happy


On my ACTUAL birthday we headed down to Jazushi in Surry Hills where Susan Gai Dowling was performing for an “intimate” dinner with close friends <3.

The atmosphere at Jazushi was lovely the waitstaff were so kind, the place so relaxing and the food was enjoyable too… I did get stressed by the sheer amount of time they sang Happy Birthday to me though. Oh BTW we did order other foods Scallops, Beef Tataki, Sashimi Salad, Black Sesame Ice Cream, Green Tea Ice Cream and omg they served a really divine Creme Brulee (I just didn’t take photos of them…apologies I was busy) .


Ze men in attendance

and the foooood…
Natural Oyster with Ponzu Sauce
best fricken oysters I’ve had in a while they were so tasty and juicy and plump oh gawd

Camembert Tempura
artery clogging goodness that I’m going to try and recreate at homee

Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Miso Tomato Sauce

Seared Sushi Set

Jazushi Fresh Combo
Sushi and Sashimi with Grilled Oysters

Kakuni Kurobuta Pork Belly

The sparkle fizzed out

after dinner KARAOKE

having too much fun

with my gurrrl Annie

other gurrrrl Lalisa

Karen Walker Jewellery from Annie and Lina
esp. LOVED the card!! – so daymn cute you guys!!

Totally spoiled by Angie ❤

The LAST ONE in Sydney yo!

The prettiest card!! Handmade, beaded AND mermaids!! and from all the way in Katoomba
know me too well

Tiffany and Co Key Pendant from Helen <333

and then we all did the clubbing!

and that concludes my birthday posts XD

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