Category Archives: Travel

Today is Thursday June 20, 2019
  • Tokyo in TWO Days! – Day 1 (*note: This is not a guide to Tokyo)

    This post is late – actual date of arrival: Friday morning, 8 May 2009

    We arrived at 730am. Checked in to the hotel – got lost on the way there because the taxi driver was new to his job, checked out the bathroom, adored the bathroom! And went out for coffee…

    This is Tokyo by day;

    Had sushi and sashimi lunch… but I don’t take raw stuff (but they were still able to come up with an array of dishes that were cooked for me – sorry no pictures, but I hear the sashimi and sushi is excellent – Sushi Kaneseka Misuzu Building, B1, 8-10-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo; 03 5568 4411)… so after walking around for a bit, I also had waffles and ramen.

    Dinner was at Yonemura Restaurant – and we had the tasting menu with a dozen items on it.

    As you can see, they use beautiful artsy serving bowls and plate – and there’s my fave person smiling from behind the stacked striped bowls – and since it was fusion, we used chopsticks, knife, fork and spoon.

    More food…

    And I love this wall paper!

    Tokyo by night – at 11pm the restaurants start to pack up and call it a day.

  • Sugahara Osaka – About beef

    I’d totally recommend this restaurant too. Simply the best beef I’ve ever had, and they only flavor it with salt and pepper!

    Check out the cool plates they use.

    There is just so much delicious fat in there – that night when I was sleeping, I suddenly awoke with a pain in my chest, and I thought I was having a heart attack!

    Guess the doctors are right about too much red meat and fat being bad for you.

    So worth it! And I’d do it all over again. When did I get so greedy?!

    Japanese black beef charcoal grilled…

    I am salivating with no shame!

    Check it out here.

  • In a small town called Arima Onsen (Arima Hot Spring)

    Just about 50 minutes on a bus from Osaka.

    It’s a small hot spring town and will take you 30 minutes to walk the entire town (maybe less) – and they had cakes too! Cakes are just everywhere!

    And more food – steamed pork, takes exactly 5 minutes, they use a sand timer. And some steamed rice dish with crabs.

  • Porky Place in Osaka – and I can’t remember where it’s located

    Or how to read it’s name. This is the name of the restaurant in Japanese which I can’t read so i can’t google the details either, and it serves sakura pork.

    This is the starter…

    The pork salad… I actually enjoyed this salad…

    One style of eating it – grilled and wrapped in a salad.

    And my favourite – in a soup. You put in the vege first, then the pork on top, and you try to wrap the thin slice of pork around it. Deeee-leee-cious!

  • Delicious Cakes at Harbs, Herbis Plaza – We had to go there twice!

    We came across this cake and tea place on the way back to the hotel and it was too difficult to resist. Try the Marron cake and the fruit crepe. Oh… but it had kiwi in it – and I don’t like kiwi at all – it’s a furry fruit, and makes my tongue furry for hours and hours after that.

    The cream pies are also good – but I didn’t get a picture of that. Too excited to dig in.

    Harbs at Herbis Plaza