Tomoshibi Japanese Restaurant – Middle Park

This dining experience is going back to December 2013. I don’t really make a big fuss over my birthday and I like it to be intimate with just a small handful of close friends.

I sometimes can be indecisive when it comes to picking places to eat. So I had a friend help me out when choosing a Japanese restaurant called Tomoshibi in Middle Park. It was another random find on Urbanspoon, which was quite well reviewed and didn’t disappoint me.

The restaurant was nice and intimate with traditional Japanese decor. I was typically running very late, so my friends had ordered some fried lotus roots to snack on while waiting for me. They were a bit disappointing because they were over-fried and too salty.

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The other dishes however were very enjoyable. I liked how their menu offered something very different to what I have eaten in other Japanese restaurants in Melbourne.

I particularly enjoyed the scallop served with rice and a broth. It was so delicious.

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Another dish I thought they did a little differently was seared tuna on rice. This was also very yummy.

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Other dishes we had included Pan fried Gyoza, Mixed Platter of Sushi and Nigiri (Raw fish & rice) and a buckwheat soba noodle salad.

I had a great time with friends. Shared wonderful food and conversation. I thought Tomoshibi was quite an undiscovered little gem.

Tomoshibi Japanese Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Black Crow – Angus and Julia Stone

A favourite track from Australian artists and song writers Angus and Julia Stone from their album ‘Down the Way’

Eyes from the tree
Take me down the way
Red riders of the dark
Help me through this maze

Do you know, mister, of this place?
Do you know, mister? No time to waste

Won’t you help me be on my way?
Won’t you help me be on my way?
So I can set me free

Saw murder in her eyes
The dark of a thousand crows
Cold thriller in disguise
Blue shadows stitched to her toes

Do you know, mister, of this place?
Do you know, mister? No time to waste

Won’t you help me be on my way?
Won’t you help me be on my way?
So I can set me free

There’s propergand for every man
On the paper stand, you know
When will the spinsters face
Let give that twist of grace you know?

Do you know, mister, of this place?
Do you know, mister? No time to waste

Won’t you help me be on my way?
So won’t you help me be on my way?
So I can set me free

Songwriters
STONE, ANGUS / STONE, JULIA

Don’t Worry, Be Happy (LCAW Remixes)

Bob Marley just makes me smile 🙂
Found this mix on You Tube. Time to kick back and chill out.

01: Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy
02: Marbert Rocel – My Bed (Nico Pusch Bootleg Remix)
03: Mr Probz – Waves (Robin Schulz Bootleg)
04: FAUL – Changes (Feat Wad Ad)
05: Colin Hay — Down Under (David B. Edit)
06: Bakermat – Brighter Days (Bootleg)
07: Parov Stelar – All Night (Nico Pusch Bootleg Remix)
08: ZAZ – Laissez-moi (Vanilla Bootleg)
09: Küssen Kann Man Nicht Alleine (Wolfgang Lohr Remix)
10: Otis Taylor – Live Your Life (Nico Pusch Bootleg Remix)
11: Tracy Chapman – Fast Car (Lucas Türschmann Remix)
12: Julia Stone – This Love (Egokind Edit)
13: Danzig – Mother (Julius Abel Edit)
14: Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (Braxx & Blondee Remix)
15: Tracy chapman – Give me one reason (The Tailors djs Remix)
16: Daughter – Run (LCAW Remix)