Despite all the busy schedule, i must post! muahahaha! Ahlost know me so well, if dint post then i will neglect it until duno how many years di. lalalalala
[25.11.13] Second day of Tokyo, my favourite day out of all and a very fulfilling day. Love it. Despite we woke up late again, hehehehe.,. we were able to go most of the place as planned, except Akihabara which we have to forgo because most of the outlets were closed once we reached there.
Second day was to explore Asakusa, the ride with the metro took us more than half an hour to reach there. We used Fukutoshin line to Ikebukuro and switch to Marunouchi Line to Hongo Sanchome. We stopped at Hongo Sanchome for some quick breakfast like what most of the locals did
The crowded Onigiri Shop…
Bun chose the very healthy grain with salmon.. huhuhu.. we bu dong de xing shang
Done with Onigiri and we proceed to Oedo Line from Hongo Sanchome to Kuramae then change to Asakusa line straight to Asakusa Station
Can see the famous Tokyo Skytree just in front of us. *nice nice*
We then stopped by the famous Kaminarimon Gate aka the Thunder Gate (??) It was so crowded. The Gate is so famous. Guess it was one of the main attraction in Tokyo.
We tried to camwhore.. but the scenery is too beautiful to not take the whole picture in it..
Now, one of the hardest thing we encountered in Japan… Sorry if i m wrong but so far, all the japanese we have requested to help us to take photos…. don really take good photos… Its like.. you r with a building.. and they only take photo of you.. without the building… -_- i was like.. Hmmm… *ill show u an example in my next post*
So we were like targeting those tourist with DSLR..
First victim.. Hmmmm… well.. Second victim.. hmmm… Third one.. huhuhu.. got better la right.. Fourth one.. ok nah.. at least the Kaminarimon gate is there T.T
Feeling excited.. here we go..!! Start exploring!
I was very excited because.. i’ve read a lot about this and now i m really here to experience their food and culture myself! *weeee*
Lets look around..
Explore explore.. Its really exactly like what i saw in the website. Muahahahahaha*
Then we came across this first stall which caught our attention because a lot of people and queuing up.. ok.. lets try
Duno what is that.. like very sweet mochi with some peanut powder.. Hmmm.. not my type of thing.. He doesnt really like it too… maybe jus not our type of thing because i can hear people ‘oishi oishi” beside us. Hehe
And this certainly some kind of rice wine.. wow! o.O
Moving on to our makan makan journey, Bun stopped at this rice cracker shop…
Nice ma bun? nice ma nice ma?
And there were a lot of.. tricycle? Dint get to try it because both of us wanted to go shopping more. hehe
Bun craved for ice cold coffee.. and guess what.. kelien bun.. we didnt know that one was the vending machine for HOT coffee.. hehehehe!! totally lost appetite jor him..
Along the street there were too many stalls that distracted us but happy enough… we bought quite a few things
and somehow we walked and connected to this street with magnificent views..
Look at these colorful trees. So beautiful..
We spend sometime
hunting for those beautiful japanese girls walking around that area..
Sorry gonna flood you guys with some colourful trees
Bun wanted to take a pic with his NHK network. hehehe. cute!
And we accidentally bumped into the very small outlet with very very long queue..
Not this one.. this one too long..
Ahhh.. this one…
Fresh from the wok.. juicy meatballs?
This one is really good.. initially we bought one to try..
It was mind blowing.. the meat is tender, juicy and seasoning is just so prefect, it makes us craving for even more.. so we buy another one.. *oh nom nom nom*
Continue our journey walking walking walking.. shopping shopping shopping
samuraiii sword.. don play play
Until we reached this particular shop i read in some reviews
Their traditional waffle alike paste with red bean inside
We walked into another alley and saw Fugu fish…
Oh ya.. at Tokyo, it was quite frequent to see people filming
It was around 3pm when we decided to have our late lunch..
It was a very budget franchise kaiten sushi restaurant.. Lets try
It was ok… but certainly better than those we have in Malaysia. Cant belief we ate so little. muahaha *shy*
They serve very fine tea leaves as well.
Jus after we walked out from the restaurant… theres this cute rabbit.. doing some campaign..
And of coz.. we snap snap.. of coz we have no idea what is say.. probably.. :”Dont eat lebbit” kekekekeke!
Oh ya.. another cute thing.. these talking soft toys!! xiao xiun!! So cute!!
Guess what.. ive experienced it with the cute bunny! *click click*
so u can imagine when u r talking in the outlet.. every bunnies, bears, dogs, cats, sheeps, birds, chicken are all talking together with you.
We walked back to where we belong.. the asakusa street and further down to the temple area..
This is how beautiful it is…
and this is now difficult it is as well to find someone who know how to take nice pictures to help us take nice pictures, *sad* If you are wondering why complain complain.. why don wan to use tripod… FML.. i was banned to use Tripod in almost ALL of the place in tokyo. FML.
Shoo shoo.. cool down.. ok.. you know i get short tempered when i am not able to get nice photos..
Oh.. at least… we were lucky to have this causacian lady who took the most beautiful pictures among others during our Tokyo Trip. Thanks a lot lady
Everyone is busy taking pic with the macho dog.. no one seems to pamper this cutie pie..
Anyway… it was around 4pm when the sky started to get dark… i know.. winter maybe.. day light is just so valuable
First time seeing the real corgi!!!! So cute!! i wan a corgi!!!
Corgi when saw bun VS corgi when saw me. Muahaha. I m cuter right
We had our last snack, the potato/yam alike dessert before we left the Kaminarimon Gate..
Target set, GPS set and now its time to truly search for my ultimate reason to Asakusa. The Testa Rossa Pudding. Read the reviews everywhere.. and i will not miss it..
Surprisingly, it was so near.. jus turn right and walked straight when you are at the Kaminarimon Gate, one of the alley you passed by, theres a big pudding signage di. Muahahaha!
So easy to find. I am a happy girl once again. imba waiter sending a bowl of ramen using bicycle
Theres too many flavours to choose from but only two filled tummies. *cries*
We chose the original one and the green tea
This is the second thing which came in above my expectation.
The pudding is so creamy.. so milky and so smooth… silky smooth i mean it . It just melted with a creamy fragrant finishing in my mouth. Oh no Oh no oh no.. how can anyone missed this one!
We took a short rest enjoying our pudding before we proceed to our next destination. Ueno!
From Asakusa station, we took Ginza line to Ueno, the third stop. it was around 6pm when we reached Ueno.. we headed to our destination directly, Ameyoko Night Market.
Ameyoko is the only black market left in Tokyo at the moment. We dint see anything :”black” there tho.. but its fun, i think the whole Ueno trip is very fullfilling. hehehe!
It is such an eye opener, we saw this very very very big.. what shud we call this..? the “tiger machine” all the game machine center..
OMG.. it was HUGE!!!!! HUGGGEEE!!!.. age from 18 to 60.. you can see all of them hiding inside here… stunned!!
Bun fell in love with this seafood stall
You choose you favourite seafood, they will either serve you fresh or boiled
Yum yum yum yum*
Look at the scallop, it was as big as my palm
and… very sweet….!! cooked to prefection and all the sweetness sealed.
next up will be the king crab leg, it was as good as the scallop but scallop is still the queen 😀
We ended our Ueno trip with yakiniku. Love the environment. Love the food
Lucky for us, theres some chinese working there and he translated all the japanese menu for us. Thanks a lot
We order the Japanese prime beef
Pork chop and chicken soft bone
You certainly need some skill on this grilled. if not….
hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Oh Oh.. i have this apple beer, nice!!! This is the only alcohol i have during the whole tokyo trip. unbelievable right! 😀
We rushed to Akihabara around 9,30pm and was disappointed because most of the shop are already closed. Fast fast bought a bun in a bakery dont say i never stepped in Akihabara and run to the station under a heavy pourinf rain *insert sad face*
Nevermind, at least i still have this apple cheese bun. *yums*
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