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!!!
K-1 Build. 1F,
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.
fishy thing – bleah
Tofu with 5 different dippings
Kimchi seafood hotpot with chicken broth
Horse meat sashimi
Oden – ok
Meat ball, Fish tempura, fishcake -ok only
yakitori – mince chicken ‘burger’, chicken with leek, chicken – awesome
beef guts hot pot – SHIOKS
Flying fish sashimi
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,
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
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
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.
Seibu Ikebukuro B1 F,
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!
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! 🙂
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.
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
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
Takashimaya Times Square Building
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 ..
Entrance of our small room
choose your favourite sake cup!
Sake to celebrate the occasion
umeshu and soda -too wierd a combination
Clear Soup with fish
sashimi – flying fish, sea bream and … of course the most important VIP in the igloo..
OTORO!! I can sing!!look at the grains just LOok at it!!!
Roasted Chicken chops
Chawamushi with Foie gras
Simmered Abalone with Sea weed Paste
Close up – not very used to eating it this style
fish liver – abit cannot get used to it .. and very fishy
Liver of angler, rolled in blowfish
Maguro Sushi -Best maguro i ever eaten! super shioks like a fish sliding down your throat
Awesome Christmas dinner!
Merry Christmas everyone!!!