Shrimp and Avocado with Spicy Mayo



Today’s dinner recipe! Shrimp and Avocado with Spicy Mayo.


We had sushi with Sushi! lol (Our puppy)






This is all you need!!

-1 Avocado

-8Fresh shrimps

-4 tablespoon of mayonnaise (Kewpie mayonnaise preferred)

-3 tablespoon of sriracha sauce

-1 tablespoon of wasabi

-Seaweed paper (If you want to make a handroll)





1. Make the sauce first: Mix the mayo, sriracha, and wasabi into a bowl until the color becomes nice and orange-ish. Don’t try to make it too spicy at this point.


2. Take off the shell, head, and vein of the shrimp and cut it into small              pieces. (About 1cm)


3. Boil the shrimp for about 1min and drain it. (Don’t cook it too long               otherwise it will become too firm.)


4. Cut the avocado into small pieces as well.


5. Mix the shrimp, avocado, and spicy mayo in a bowl until it is all                     coated. Adjust the taste.


6. Finished. Very easy.


If you prefer to eat it as a handroll sushi, just put rice and the spicy shrimp and avocado on the seaweed paper and wrap it! It doesn’t have to be perfect!


Hope you enjoy it!!



Homemade Cream Caramel


It is always good to have a simple dessert after your meal. Here’s a super easy cream caramel recipe for you!

For a typical cream caramel, we usually pour the caramel into the container first, and then the cream, but I like adding the caramel over the cream after it is set. It makes life so much easier because you won’t need to flip it over lol It’s your choice!


☆Caramel Sauce



water – 2 tablespoon

sugar – 6 tablespoon

water – 50 ml (To cool it down)


  1. Add the water and sugar in a small pan over medium heat.
  2. Wait until it starts to boil. Get ready to add the additional water.
  3. When it turns to a beautiful golden color, turn off the heat and add the water inside and stir continuously until it cools down. (Be careful!! it is quite explosive)
  4. Leave it in the fridge while making the cream caramel.


☆Cream Caramel

(servings: about 3 to 4 small ramekins)


Milk – 200ml

Fresh cream – 200ml

eggs – 2

egg yolk – 1

sugar – 3 tablespoon

vanilla extract (or beans)  – 1 tablespoon


  1. Preheat the oven to 170℃
  2. Mix the egg, egg yolk, and sugar together in a bowl and whisk until it becomes pale and creamy.
  3. In a separate pot, add the milk, fresh cream, vanilla extract and heat it under medium heat and gently stir for about 5 – 7mins.Remove from heat. (do not heat it until it boils)
  4. Add 2. into the bowl little by little while whisking. (make sure 2. is not too hot since it will cook the eggs)
  5. Strain 3. in a different bowl (very important step to make it velvety. You may do it 2 or 3 times if necessary)
  6. Pour the liquid into a heat resistance ramekin
  7. Place the ramekins into a baking container or any heat resistant container that is deep enough to pour hot water into it. (like this↓)IMG_0556.jpg
  8. Fill the container with hot water (not boiling water ) up to 3 quarters of the ramekins. Cover the container with aluminum foil. This is also a very important step to steam it in the oven.
  9. Bake for about 30 mins until the liquid is set.
  10. Take the ramekins out and leave it for a while until it cools down. (Be very careful.) Then cover it with aluminum foil again and leave it in the fridge for at leat 2 hours.
  11. Take it out, pour caramel on top and ready to go!!


Hope you enjoy^^


My first car in AUS


So I’ve been saving money during my stay in Australia but finally bought my own car today!


2010 Subaru Liberty

Just finalized everything and it’s officially mine now!



I’ve been inspecting several cars for the last few days, and the first car dealer I went was Motorman Imports which is all the way down to Slacks Creek….

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And then I went all the way to Carlins Automotive Auctioneers near the airport…

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And finally traveled all the way North to Pickles Automobile Auction in Geebung…

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…but overall I just bought one from my neighbor in Moorooka. (haha)

Private dealers are the best!

The price was not bad for a 2010 and if I bought it from a car dealer it was much more expensive so why not.



Anyway, now I can travel around and enjoy my life in Australia even better:)

No more traveling by buses and Uber anymore! So happy and excited!



So where should I go first…



To be continued

A little bit about myself


Hello guys! My name’s Tom. Here’s my first post! 

I’m originally from Japan, but I currently live in Brisbane, Australia. I love the beautiful weather, nature, and above all, the laid back people living here. I lived my childhood in California from 2 yo to 9 yo and also in Japan for about 10 years, so I’m fluent in both English and Japanese (I do miss my Californian Life.)

I graduated college in Hawaii in 2013, but now I’m planning to transfer to University of Queensland from Feb 2016 to study Linguistics and French (hopefully I can become a perfect trilingual!) My goal is to get an MA or Ph.D. at UQ and become an English teacher in Japan, or a TESOL teacher in AUS or somewhere else in the world.

Some of my hobbies are cooking, wine tasting, traveling, and chilling out on the beach!

Since I’m still new to Australia, I decided to blog about my student life at UQ so most of my posts will be about my everyday life in AUS.

Plz feel free to follow me:)

Here’s my Japanese blog if you are interested↓↓

Tom in Australia (Ameba Blog)

My favorite quote:

“The only way to achieve all of your dreams is to fully enjoy every step of your journey.”


See you!