Food Mission 2019: Pronto Caffe & Bar

Pronto is a Japanese-Italian casual restaurant/cafe chain (similar to Doutor and Tully's) with many outlets across Japan, and they have recently set up shop in Singapore! Interestingly, I have walked past Pronto when I was in Hakodate and Yokohama during my last trip. But it did not occur to me to check out any of … Continue reading Food Mission 2019: Pronto Caffe & Bar

Food Mission 2018: Hong Jjajang 홍짜장

After the more serious/heavy topics in August, time for something happier going into September - which in this case is FOOD 😛 Over the course of year 2018, I have come to develop a love for jjamppong i.e Korean Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup. After randomly deciding to choose jjampong (as versus to BBQ meat or … Continue reading Food Mission 2018: Hong Jjajang 홍짜장

Lake Toya Part 2

Woke up early enough around 7+ and decided to go for another round of onsen (on a empty stomach) before breakfast. No pictures but the morning soak made a lot of sense as not only was the onsen much less crowded, but yes finally I get to see the clear morning view of the lake … Continue reading Lake Toya Part 2

Food Mission 2018: Sushi Ishijima 鮨 石島

When googling for cheap sushi and/or cheap lunch options in Ginza (one of the most expensive districts in the world) - Sushi Ishijima pops up. This place is slightly under-the-radar. I first found out about Sushi Ishijima from Instagram and noted that they serve a 1500 JPY (around SGD 18) lunch set. This is pretty … Continue reading Food Mission 2018: Sushi Ishijima 鮨 石島

Japan 2018: Resort Shirakami

Haven't been able to write much over the festive season and going into the new year apart from the ramen entry (that was also stuck in the drafts folder for a good number of days). I guess problems with a blocked throat chakra (more on that another time) have limited my freedom/ease of expression (in … Continue reading Japan 2018: Resort Shirakami

Food Mission 2017: Menya Sakura

Yet another entry intended for February that got 'carried forward' into March 😛 Another food outlet that I managed to tick off in year 2017 itself - Menya Sakura. Menya Sakura specialises in Nagoya-style ramen and tsukemen. Speaking of tsukemen - it is basically cold ramen/noodles being dipped into a hot sauce/stock as versus to … Continue reading Food Mission 2017: Menya Sakura

Two-Thirds Of The Long Weekend So Far ……

Another long weekend beckons ...... And a much needed one as well after running pretty much at full steam end May / June. Of course some pretty unpleasant stuff / minor setbacks occurred over the past week - putting a brake to the 'momentum' I have been building up, to my discontentment. Which means its … Continue reading Two-Thirds Of The Long Weekend So Far ……

Food Mission 2016: nahm

Using the 1st day of the new year (year 2017) to play blog catch-up. While I had quite a few foodie adventures in year 2016 itself, one of the highlights was definitely dining at Nahm while I was in Bangkok in April 2016. Incidentally, this is also my one and only overseas trip/holiday for year … Continue reading Food Mission 2016: nahm

Food Mission 2016: Ah Bong’s Italian

Finally a 1st food review entry for year 2016 after more than half the year has already gone by! In the midst of daily life and the ups and downs experienced in year 2016 so far, new food and culinary experiences has been a bright spark that has brought some cheer into my life. And … Continue reading Food Mission 2016: Ah Bong’s Italian

Japan 2015: Kobe Re-Visited

Totally unplanned but ended up re-visiting Kobe (for myself that is, sis has not been to Kobe before) for a day trip on Day 7 of our trip. It was a last minute tweak to our itinerary as we had originally planned to visit Ise (from Nagoya) - only to abandon it due to the longer … Continue reading Japan 2015: Kobe Re-Visited