So today is our last day .. and just to mark off before going off, one last place to check out – like a one for the road meal till last us till our next trip back to Japan – if we do get the chance

So we went to one of the recommended on the ramen trail map, as it was another highly recommended by the hotel staff

The theme is samurai, we can see it


Even when we enter or when they have to shake the water off the ramen, they would all enthusiastically shout!!! Lead bt the chef that looks like a dinosaur, who cooks the noodles as if like the samurai chopping people’s head’s off .. and shouting the “YOSHA” thingy , the rest follow in Cannon as a form of gusto(I think) and also to display their enthusiasm in what they do.

Japanese chicken rice - not very nice only the sauce

You can choose the strength of the broth, and the size of the bowl.

kong bah noodles - broth was a little salty althought i took the lighter broth, but Noodles SUPER QQQQ

So come here early because there were long queues when we were there at around.. 11:30? Around there..
I think its not bad .. although can’t really agree to the saltiness of this .. but the charsiew is super!!!

Menya Musashi
K-1 Build. 1F,
7-2-6 Nishishinjuku,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


By dinner time, dad said he was feeling better! So we headed towards one of the restaurants near by the hotel – just in case he wasn’t feeling up to it half way and decided to come back. This hunt was probably one of the best dinners in Tokyo!

The owner was very helpful and happy to have us .. He even introduced a lot of new things(to us) that we probably will not be able to get or know how to order when we are in Japan.
Pity I do apologise, I don’t have the exact address – I was too sleepy from the whole day to remember to take a name card from this shop.

This meal really challenged our limits.

According to my brother and sister, who tried the horse sashimi said that when you first put into your mouth, it tastes like maguro, then as you finish it, it tastes like mango after taste .. ahaha and mentioned how the texture is grainer than beef or fish for that matter

If we had known that we ate beef guts hotpot, I think we wouldn’t have went ahead to order it.. It was “saiko!” .. the best soup base ever!!


My dad was not feeling well, so we took away some food for him from nearby .. and for my mum who had to take care of him as well ..

So we went near by and took away from Otoya.

Oyaku don - Favourite

ootoya grains porridge

Chicken hot pot

katsu in a hot pot - Yummy!!!

Shinjuku Island Tower
B1F 6-5-1 Nishi-Shinjuku,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Tokyo: #8.2

So my siblings being macaroon crazy went balistic when they found the “king of all macaroons” at the Seibu food basement, while waiting for my parents to meet for dinner.

paris famous macaroons

Our stash

premium - balsamic vinegar, chocolate and foie gras, cant remember the last one

from the left: peanut butter thingy?, lemon, pistachio, chocolate

from the left: caramel, yuzu, chocolate ( different kind) rose

So want to buy back to singapore

I should have taken a video when we were eating this .. Every piece had to be equally divded and shared between the 3 of us .. I really liked the yuzu and lemon flavoured ones. The chocolate was also amazing, but the caramel, both my siblings were ‘fighting’ over it.

we also got

pleasure cake

but i would say, just spend your calories on the macarons! this cake is divine but I think at the end of the macaron tasting, we were all on a sugar high to really appreciate this cake.

Pierre Herme
Seibu Ikebukuro B1 F,
1-28-1 Minami-ikebukuro,
Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8569




We decided to head back towards Ikebukuru, just like how we came last year and stayed around this area for a Ramen that we crazily patronised at least once a day!

Kamukara Ramen


Gyoza - no biggie

Its been a while 🙂

I like how their eggs are actually marinated? and not seperately boiled .. so it has it own sauce taste in it! 🙂

Beautiful eggs!

Tori Karage .. neh i don't think so

So glad to have made this trip back here to try this! Just exactly like how i remembered 🙂 This is just awesomeness it itself! Just stick to ordering ramen! Their broth is clear and is different from the other styles of ramen that we have eaten thus far.

Kamukara Ramen
1丁目-29-5 Higashi
ikebukuro Toshima,
Tokyo, Japan


My brother told us that we definitely had to check out this Tonkatsu place because its highly recommended on his list of places to go. My sister and dad was super excited as they were looking forward to a good Tonkatsu treat throughout the whole Japan trip. So we went

I ordered a seasonal special set – didnt feel like eating only tonkatsu, so my set came with

this tofu appetizer tasted like dau hui

tofu hotpot - yums 🙂 MINE 🙂

seasonal simmered veg - not very nice

came with my set - raddish and toufu wrap, chicken breast wrapped with something, cold beans with veg, pickles

we ordered to share as well

Oden - mediocre

Kani Croquette - so so

and then of course, the main thing

3 different types of sauces ; sweet, ponzu and spicy

Tonkatsu - 120 g

Tonkatsu 170 g

barley rice

best miso soup i ever drank

veg - the good thing is this is free refills together with the rice and miso soup

look at the fats of the tonkatsu


Overall, this place is enjoyable – for sure everyone was happy with the quality and standard of the tonkatsu! 🙂 will definitely return for this

Kyoto Katsukura Nadai Tonkatsu
Sendagaya 5-24-2,
Takashimaya Times Square Building
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Tokyo: #6.2

We decided to go to one of the hotel’s restaurant for our own Kaiseki Japanese Christmas dinner celebration.
Yamatoya Sangen – Japanese Restaurant

So we had ..

Awesome Christmas dinner!
Merry Christmas everyone!!!