We do our groceries on weekly basis, if we are at Box Hill, we always drop by Ducgo, sometimes we get some baby abalone or scallop or oyster or fish for steaming, There is plenty of choice to pick that for sure can set back your pocket ha ha
If you are Box Hill, pay them a visit, fresh seafood do taste different.
Ducgo Live Seafood
4-6 Cambridge Street, Box Hill
Phone 9899 9668
I received email from my angler, he bought coral perch, oyster and white stem bok choy for dinner. I thought to myself “great, I don’t need to think what to cook tonight yipee, I’m sure he already had in mind how he want to cook the fish at least.”
My angler’s philosophy in cooking is if everything can be cook in one pot, that would be super duper!!!
Hence how our meal end up tonight
- Coral perch stew with homegrown potato and tomato (i know it doesnt look appealing, trust me the potato has absorb all the sweetness)
- White steam bok choy in homemade fish consomme
- Steam oyster with XO Sauce
Our dear fren Sam is the head chef @Maguro, it had since been our favourite Jap rest. “Quality Fresh Ingredients” is the keyword here. There is so much to choose but we often go with the chef specials or recommended dishes.
This time we started our feast with fresh mussel cook in butter n sake sauce then follow with grilled ox tounge, fresh scampi sushi and grilled xxl prawn and finished with yummy pork bone soup char siew ramen. I’ll let the photos below tell its own story.
My next visit, I’m definitely going to try “Jumbo Eel” & Wagyu Beef Sushi…. ohhh I can’t wait. Drrrroool
Maguro Japanese Restaurant
723 Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
(03) 9807 8388
Okie, i was told this is “zebra” fish, i’m not sure if it is true or my angler playing joke on me. Anyhow the fish is simply deliciousss, it’s salt water fish so no muddy taste at all. If you can get it at your local fishmonger, give it a go!
We planted the seeds on mid august, finally after days of caring (well my angler actually did the watering everyday haha not me)
Dinner is also prepared by him coupled with grilled monkfish n salsa verde yummmmm
Another attempt of smoking trout – this time we use genmaicha, tiny bit of coffee, rice and brown sugar.
Oh yeah we also manirate the trout first with brown sugar and rum
How good is my angler skill in butterflying the brown trout, impressive rite?
We had post Chinese New Year catch up with our cousin, since he live in city vicinity, I thought I would booked Hanabishi, It has long been in my list of Japanese restaurant to try.
We were not disappointed at all. I would I enjoy the Starters, Entree and Dessert a lot. Grilled Pantagonia Fish is yum! the main course – grilled duck breast is just so so. The dessert platter is worth waiting for, make sure you are not too full to enjoy the dessert.
Hanabishi Japanese Restaurant
187 King Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9670 1167