Raindrop Cake Plan

Raindrop Cakes Land in Brisbane

Alas, the cult Raindrop Cake has landed on Australian shores and onto the tables of Harajuku Gyoza in South Bank.

So what exactly are these gelatinous balls of goodness? Traditionally known as Mizu Shingen Mochi, the dessert is made from spring waterand agar, a vegan substitute for gelatin; the Raindrop Cake is virtually clear, like a drop of water.It can be scooped and eaten as a dessert with brown sugar syrup (called Kuromitsu) and Kinako (roasted soy flour) mixed with sesame powder.

Harajuku has added a little spin to the dessert, offering a strawberry flavoured cake with fresh strawberry,blueberry and raspberries inside and is served with condensed milk and kinako and crushed peanuts.

Need I say more? Get amongst it people!!!

Written by: Aliyah Ravat

Raindrop Cake Plan


Sake Tasting Event | Bird’s Nest Restaurant

Bird’s Nest will play host to one of the country’s sake experts Rey Takahashi in an exclusive Sake Tasting Event.
Date: 3rd March
Cost: $49pp
More Information here.
Book here.
Brisbane Food Lovers sent along Myke Moudakis  as a guest blogger to try out the $49 feast.
The review for the 7 sets are below:
1. The sake with green tea was refreshing and light. Crispy lotus root was a beautiful combination.
2. The second sake was still delicious, a little bit stronger, more of a commercial sake taste. The chicken tenderloin was perfectly cooked, sauce was sweet.
3. Ota was super strong and not to my liking, however I feel as though this is traditional sake. The ox tongue… Lets be real. I felt like I was chewing on my own tongue. Ew.
4. The Mahoto again, killed me. I was about to swing from the chandelier. Crispy soft shell crab was done really nicely, not too crispy, not too oily.
5. Tamazakura was a warm sake. Needless to say I was not feeling it. They actually brought out this sake with the ox tongue but got them all mixed up… which kind of defeats the purpose of the whole menu layout. The scallops were one of my favourite dishes of the night. Grilled to perfection and melted away in my mouth. Bacon was crispy but not overpowering.
6. Daichi did have a nice aroma, the taste was less strong, more of a sweeter taste. The server said it was more of a pear taste but I was not picking up on any fruity notes. It was a nice sake that kind of mellowed out the previous sake selections.
7. The Chikusen Plum Wine was my second favourite sake, after the Chuhai. The duck breast with shallots were nicely cooked and slid perfectly off the stick. #BrowniePoints There’s nothing worse than tugging at meat on a stick.
So overall it was a great experience definitely worth $50. The entire place has a great vibe and I’d definitely come back to try out their menu.
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Cherry Blossom Festival | Omakase Dinner | Sake Restaurant

Location: Sake Restaurant, Eagle Street Pier

Cost: $99

Meal: Dinner

Overall Experience: 10/10

Food: 10/10

Throughout the month of September, Sake Restaurant will be offering a Chef Daisuke’s Omakase Dinner. Priced at $99, this 6 course meal is only revealed as each course is served. The main event for the Omakase Dinner will be hosted on the 17th of September. Book all tickets here.

Some of the options on offer include:

Kingfish Jalapeno 

Thinly sliced kingfish in yuzu soy sauce with jalapenos and coriander. This dish is absolutely delicious, probably one of favourite dishes of all time.

sake 1

Darling Downs Wagyu Tartare 

Wagyu Tartare with fried egg puree, sweet potato chips and nori crips. One of the most memorable dishes I have ever had.

sake 2

Japanese Eggplant 

Eggplant served with niku chicken miso. This dish was pure heaven, Nothing beats creamy, buttery eggplant! Yum!


Salt & Pepper Bugtails 

sake 3

Grainfed Wagyu Teriyaki 

Medium rare wagyu served with sauteed shiitake, buckwheat and yakiniku sauce.


Overall for a dinner service priced at $99, the food was exceptional and of great value.