Saturday, April 18, 2009
Cairns Trip - Shop & Dine
Browsing around downtown I found Japanese shops and eateries almost in every corner of the city. Kaze is an outstanding shop selling Japanese gimmicks, kimono, haori (half-length kimono), T-shirt and special suits like Zen suits and even ninja suits! Most of the goods sold in this shop imported directly from Japan, no wonder the gimmicks like dolls, pouches, bags, mirrors, hair accesories, pottery ornaments are really fancy and cute. Later on I found out there are two Kaze shops in town, one is located on Lake street while the other one is on Spencer street.
Japanese T-shirts imported from Japan
The only T-shirt I bought for myself
My huge craving for seafood and Japanese cuisine brought me to Kanpai Japanese restaurant located at 64 Shields st, it's only 3 minutes walk from Cairns Central station and shopping centre. The outstanding menu and unique deserts made me back to this friendly restaurant on the next day.
The prawn in cheese is simply delicious
Pork belly in sweet soy sauce served with wasabi
Usagami sore, it looks like a plain water but it's a mix of Japanese vodka, honey, sake and citrus.
The unique deep fried ice cream, it's a vanila ice cream inside a home made pastry and tempura, hot on the outside and amazingly cold on the inside, served with choco-sticks, fresh cream and strawberry sauce.