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 2016: Kohaku Tempura

Getting more up to speed with my foodie adventures before year 2016 comes to an end in a little more than a months time ...... Authentically tasty Tendon - in short for Tempura Donburi (exactly, or close to what I had eaten before in Japan) is not so easily to come by in Singapore. Until … Continue reading Food Mission 2016: Kohaku Tempura

Food Mission 2015: Ryoshi Sushi Ikekeimaru

Rarely reviewed anything in the western enclave of Singapore (as I stay in the western part of Singapore aka Jurong) so decided to highlight this slightly underrated sushi/Japanese restaurant located on level 3 of Westgate (diagnonal from Ippudo). Did not plan to eat here initially at here. But in the end, since J thought heading down to … Continue reading Food Mission 2015: Ryoshi Sushi Ikekeimaru

Food Mission: Teppei Japanese Restaurant

Taking a break from my travel entries to catch up on some food review entries. Another restaurant that I was really curious to check out, given its glowing reviews online, particularly for their 9 course Omakase dinner sets . From their facebook page, it has to be noted that reservations are often 1-3 months ahead … Continue reading Food Mission: Teppei Japanese Restaurant

Japan 2013: Day 10 Fuji Five Lakes + Exploring Shinjuku Part 4

DAY 10 (CON'T) Thought of getting a coffee + doughnut at the Kripy Kreme outlet at Southern Terrace City but the quene was so long that I dropped the idea instataneously! After finishing with photo taking, decided to get indoors instead to the huge Takashimaya Times Square to do some shopping at Tokyu Hands and … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 10 Fuji Five Lakes + Exploring Shinjuku Part 4

Japan 2013: Day 7 Kyoto Part 3

DAY 7 (CON'T) As per recommended itinerary, walked out on Tenryuji and onto a bamboo-lined path. This is none other the famous Bamboo Groves walking path. As per the itinerary guide, the path starts in the direction towards Okochi Sanso (a conservation villa that I did not include in my itinerary, but heard glowing reviews … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 7 Kyoto Part 3

Japan 2012: Day 2 Hakone Part 2

Day 2: 18 December 2012 (Con't) Elected to do the recommended course in the counter clockwise direction, and so set off from Hakone-Yumoto! Preview of the recommended Hakone Round Course (Source: Japan Guide http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5210.html)                 Took the Hakone Tozan Railway to the next major stop - Gora! Passed … Continue reading Japan 2012: Day 2 Hakone Part 2