[ 24.11.2013] Tokyo Day 1… Bought our tourist 2-days pass & suica metro card for our one week trip in Japan. 2 days pass is definately recommended if you have planned your itinerary well because the cost of the metro ticket in Japan is definately not cheap at all. Both of us had literally spent more than 6000 Yen each for the one week metro ride only.. which is equivalent to almost RM 200 per person excluding the first 2 days using the tourist pass….just to ride on metro
And.. the tourist pass doesnt include the fare from Airport to Shinjuku (where our hotel located). So, make sure you fully utilized your tourist card for the first 2 days.
The metro station is the first place where we started to admire the world of Vending Machines.
We stay at E Hotel Higashi Shinjuku. It is located just beside the Higashi Shinjuku Station Exit A1. Perfect location…
See… Its really just beside. Less than 5 steps from the A1 exit. Hahaha… and there is Lawson & 7 eleven just few steps after. Tully Coffee house is attached. Great!
But we can only checked in after 3pm. Sadness… After exploring the higashi shinjuku area… we hoped into Fukutosine Line and make our way to Harajuku >;D Thanks to our pocket wifi we rent in the airport.. it makes life easier for us especially we were travelling on our own…
Harajuku is a very beautiful place.. peaceful but at the same time.. its a shopping heaven Especially when we found this very famous street between harajuku & omote-sando.
Takeshita Street!! It was crowded with people on the Sunday Morning!! We explore a lil bit and my eyes were searching for the Angel Hearts crepe.. the one i’ve always wanted to try…
Oh.. one more thing.. Sunday is a good time to explore Harajuku… They dressed up like cosplay and jus walked around the street. Hahaha.. theres a lot of funny one like power rangers running through us but was too amazed by the scene so forgot to take pic.. =__= fml
But at least i have some lolitas to show you. kekeke!
Walked pass a lot of crepe shop and i saw Angel Heart crepe! *screaaamm* but was too hungry so decided to grab some lunchie first. hehehehe!
We settled down at Yoshinoya. A chain outlet which operates 24 hours. Woots!
Impressed with the fast service and the food is just awesome
Bun ordered the kinda yakitori style bird/chicken…. the rice is so fragrant.. the sauce is like the burnt barbaque sauce and well, i actually can finish off the whole bowl of rice. Muahahaha.
I ordered the beef slices with leek & raw egg
This is how the picture in the menu look like. Hehehe. Not bad right… *stir stir stir & gulp* Oh nom nom nom. Satisfying and the price? It only cost us 940 Yen ( RM 31) Cheap!
I quickly run to the direction of the Angel Heart Crepe… *touched*
Finally saw it with my own eyes…
I oledi have a mindset that its gonna be good… BUT… amazingly.. it exceeded my expectation..
Its not only good. Its SOOOOO good. I ordered Strawberry cheesecake crepe. They actually have a whole slice of very moist cheesecake and fresh fruits and lotsa cream.
The cream is the one that did the magic. Why on earth will the cream taste so goood! I always thought Australia have the best cream served… but.. this one is far more better…
Even bun bun who doesnt love crepe say he have to surrender for this one. So good. just so good. I thought all japanese cream is like that… but well, ive tried another 2 crepe outlet and i was wrong. Very sad. Only Angel Heart crepe have this awesome cream. *miss miss*
I’m a happy girl. Crepe is at the top list of the thing i missed in Japan. *cries*
After the happy crepe session… we went for a lil bit of shopping spree but was too tired but we dint sleep well the night before… Hence, we decided to head back to get a good rest before the next destination.
E Hotel Higashi
The room is exactly like the picture shown when i make the reservation. So small… But tis very clean… The location is good and vending machine is just outside of our room. How convenient.
The room is so small that we couldnt even fit in our 2 big luggages. Hohoho.
But overall, we were satisfied with our hotel. Very good. Its around RM 350 per night for a double room.
By the time we woke up. Its already 8pm *horror* we just wasted the first day sleeping in our hotel. hohohohoho.
Rushed up, make up, hope into the train and reach Shinjuku at around 9.30pm. Earlier on i’ve planned to try on the best ramen recommended by the locals… Thanks to our pocket wifi again…. we found it in less than 10 minutes!!
Tadaaaa… queue up, order your ramen via the vending machine and go back outside to queue for your turn.
We were panic at first because this is definately our first time using the vending machine to order ramen… tips : Order the most expensive one. Hehehe!
We waited for around 20 minutes for the seats.
Love how they served you. there are 2 big bowls of beansprout with sesame oil and marinated vege for you to go with your ramen. And of coz, marinated ginger and a few types of spices *love*
My order turned out to be the Tonkatsu Ramen with egg. The Char siu is a legend!
*Mad Love* The ramen was so good. and the portion is…. so big.. i couldnt finish it.. but to force myself to swallow almost 3/4 of the portion…. because i scare the chef not happy ma. kekeke
Bun ordered the dry ramen dipped in their specialty sauce, like a soba style.
When you are done with the ramen, they will provide you with a bowl of plain porridge for you to go with their specialty sauce. *yums*
You can never imagine how full we were. But satisfied. The bill cost us around 2400 Yen ( RM 80 )
Happily explore shinjuku after our heavy dinner cum supper.
Oh..most shopping malls and outlets closed at 8pm in Tokyo, so if you are like me… who overslept , don missed out this shop, Don Quixote. Don quixote sell everything you can think of. From branded bags, comestic, mens & ladies wear, cute stuff, electronics, household stuff to food & snacks…. and the best thing is.. it opens from 11am to 5am!!
We shopped until nearly 2am and well, that place is still crowded XD
Its winter time in Tokyo Beautiful isnt it?
We were in an afternoon flight to Tokyo, it took us around 7 hours plus to reach Tokyo, and by the time we step our feet on Tokyo airport, it was already passed midnight
We decided to stay overnight at the airport because : 1.) There is no train after midnight 2.) We dint book hotel for that few hours 3.) It is too expensive for a taxi ride to Tokyo 4.) The chairs in the airport is comfortable enough for tourists or even locals to sleepover :0
Anyway.. we were stunned by the Christmas Deco in the airport.. so beautiful…
The culture and the usual thing to do in Tokyo Airport.. lets explore the toilet. Teehehe!
It was so cool… and so advanced.. you can take ur time enjoying your business in the toilet..
Before we settled down for our dinner, we snapped our first photo together in Tokyo! *love it*
There were not much Japanese cuisine restaurants that operates 24 hours in the airport but glad we found out. i dont know how to pronounce the restaurant name >.<
We have no idea how to order because we dont understand a single word in the menu and no one speaks either chinese or english there… so what we do is.. order a set meal with picture on it and… do re mi the other two. Just try our luck! Hehehe!
It turned out to be a marinated squid which is…. very salty
But another 1 do re mi order turned out to be really good. The chicken yakitori dipped in soft boiled egg. Yums yums. The set meal we ordered was Salmon set. Oh… one more thing. I love japanese rice!! *screaaammmm* Total bill : 2840 Yen ( RM 94 )
After the yummilicious supper, we walked around to hunt for the prefect spot to sleepover.. Gosh. so many people actually sleepover in the airport…
And Tadaaaaa…..! not bad at all nei Good Night
Im back from Tokyo!! Aww…! I miss everything there.. Will update my bloggie once pictures are done. Sorry to have neglected my blog AGAIN because of the heavy workload and activities as well as the heavy outstations these 3 months.
I certainly miss my bloggie but have totally zero energy to blog.. huhuhu.. Im back.. Again
What will you think of when u see this? *grin*
The long awaited Vietnamese Themed Buffet is finally here in both Puzzle and Nu Er Hong Restaurant, Pullman Kuching.
Ever since our awesome food hunting trip to Vietnam last April, we crave for vietnamese food ever since then. *slurp*
Chef Viet Anh Nguyen is one of the specially invited Vietnamese guest chef from Hanoi to coordinate and serve the authentic vietnamese dishes at Puzzle and Nu Er Hong Restaurant. Most of the vietnamese dishes that you can think of.. like Pho, Vietnamese Spring Roll, Prawn Fritters, Vietnamese salad and even the Vietnamese drip coffee can be all found in here.
Helllo!!! I am here to eat eat eat again….! *oh nom nom nom*
Started off with Vietnamese Appetizer :
Ho Tay Prawn Fritters
The chef is serving us the prawn fritters on the spot.. served hot
Prawn on sugar cane. My personal favourite
Mushroom steamed pancake
Vietnamese Salad :
No.. not this kind… A lil bit more interesting than that
1.) Chicken Salad with Herbs 2.) Pomelo Salad with Prawn Southern Style 3.) Green Papaya salad & Grilled Beef 4.) Prawn Steamed Pancake
This prawn steamed pancake definitely taste a lot a lot better than it looks. hehe! im surprised!
Vietnamese Noodle Station : Pho
They have Pho Ga and Pho Bo which is pho in chicken or beef.
I opt for beef one
And you can add your own condiments or eat it plain.
Anything you like……….
For carving station :
Roasted Beef & Grilled fish vietnamese style
Apart from these, they also have different kinds of Vietnamese Hot Dishes
*hint* Dont unestimated the fried rice inside that pot Rosey the fried rice lover and Jacq the not so fried rice lover both love it
1.) Sweet & Sour mud fish broth 2.) Grilled prawn & Traditional Vietnamese fish cake 3.) Braised chicken with lotus & mushroom 4.) Grilled squid & Chilli
Vietnamese Dessert stall : The section that we went back and forth for the most.
“Suong sa hat luu” sweet soup. (the colourful ones behind) Its like glutinous sago kinda thing cover with mung bean. *yums* and Pomelo Sweet Soup. Pomelo sweet soup is one of my personally favourite as well. Its pomelo skin soaked in sweet soup and topped with coconut milk. the pomelo skin is crunchy with a lil bit of bitterness but the creamy fragrant coconut milk goes well perfectly with it. Its addictive!!!
Red rice & coconut milk (front) something that i wont miss everytime i dine in Puzzle. The one at the back will be lotus sweet soup
Coffee Jelly. Something new
Local dessert. Childhood kuih muih. hehe!
Apart from the Vietnamese Themed Buffet selection, They have the normal international buffet to go with it.
And honestly, i think dessert served in Pullman Kuching is one of the very best among other hotels. No matter how much food they served, we will still reserved a big space for their dessert *grin*
I am totally not a dessert person but somehow…. i enjoyed the dessert in Pullman Kuching a lot *oh nom nom nom*
Not forgetting.. they have this pretty vietnamese lady to serve us. Vietnamese is always so pretty
Okay.. time to dig in!!
The portion for 3 ladies to share and 1 plate for Jimmy himself. hehehe!
My eating partner… Jimmmmmmmy
and these usual two noty ones. Hehehe. Jacq & Rosey being busy with her hand and her mouth hor..
With my favourite chicken sugarcane. Bite the balls with the sugarcane together. Love it!! or probably i have not eaten a fresh sugarcane for ages di!
For the ladies and left over to the guy
Jacq patiently peel off all the prawn skin to feed us because everyone is lazy to eat prawn. Got mama de feel right?
And… I want to confess… i have an addiction.. it cannot be controlled.. i think i have been infected since i was young… and it goes stronger when i grow older…
i cannot resist bun/bread and butter!!! <3<3<3
Hello bun! i love u so much i think i should eat you up and let you live in my tummy. Wuahahahaha!
I dont wan to story about my missing butter after camwhoring with it. Huhuhuhu!! You know who the culprit is..
Anyway.. do drop by to have a taste of the Vietnamese Cuisine because the promotion is only available from the 23rd August until 1st September 2013 only. Come and share the joy and food with your loves one.
Lunch : 12 noon – 2.30pm. RM 49++ per adult and half price for children from 5 -12 yrs old
Dinner : 6.30pm – 10pm. RM 69++ per adult and half price for children from 5-12 yrs old
To avoid full house, please call +6(0)82 222 888 for reservation.
I dont mind if u want to bring me go gei.
I’ll end the post with the lovely picture of us with the charming GM of Pullman Kuching. See u soon too Eric!! hhehehe