< It’s all about the food. DUH! >
The great thing about taking a Japanese carrier is that you get served proper and edible Japanese meals onboard.
My sister and I took a midnight flight and we were given a bag of goodies! The bag included a bottle of water, a small pastry and some snacks. I happily devoured the snacks while enjoying the inflight entertainment.
Breakfast was served and my sister and I choose the Asian meal and it was congee with (white bait??) and seaweed. It was the most delicious meals I’ve ever had on board. The congee with side of pickled vegetables and a small piece of salmon & soba was so delicious!
The soba came with scallions on top and noodle sauce, wasabi & seaweed on the side.
We finally landed in Haneda Airport and we bought train tickets into the city. We obviously stopped by their combini to grab some drinks and onigiri! I got the salted lychee drink and a mentai stuffed onigiri while sissy got unsweetened green tea and a onigiri with a half boiled egg in the middle! Simple yet delicious!
We checked into our Airbnb and washed up before heading out! Before I went to Japan, I did some research and saw that there was a yogurt flavoured water?! Thank god for a combini seriously like 20 steps away from our Aribnb! I poped in a got a bottle of the yogurt flavoured water.
It tasted like a more flat and sweet calpis. Liked it but not veryyy much!
We headed to Shinjuku and my sissy had been to Japan a couple of times and she really liked a ramen place that has dry noodles in a oily sauce. It was basically just thicker noodles than ramen in a savoury and oily dressing topped with onsen egg, bamboo shoot, pork slices, seaweed, minari(?) and big scallions.
It was good but it would be better if the sauce wasn’t that salty and the noodles were a little softer.
Japan’s Lawson are famous for their Karaage (fried chicken bites) and we decided to try the new Hawaiian BBQ on cus their were of limited time. It was good but nothing special though.
After a few hours of shopping, we ran out of energy (midnight flight with zero hour of sleep). We went back to our Airbnb. After stepping out of the metro station, we saw a Yakiniku (BBQ) place and decided to give it a go.
Gyu-kaku is available back home & in Japan, it would probably be a lot less expensive and of better quality. We ordered some pork and a wagyu platter and the total amount we paid was around SGD$50!
The wagyu platter consist of thick cow’s tongue and different cuts of wagyu.
We ate and went to combini (of course) and headed home.
Seafood for breakfast! We headed to Tsukiji market which is probably the most well-known seafood market in the world.
Stopped by a store that sells grilled scallops in butter and oysters. We got a grilled scallop each and it was sooooo delicious! So fresh, juicy and perfectly cooked!
Saw a long queue for sweet omelette on a stick and as a typical SG’rean, we joined the queue as well!
There was two option, sweet or regular, we opted for the regular one cus sissy doesn’t like sweet egg. It was hot, juicy and delicious. Seriously, how does Japanese make simple food like this so delicious?!
It was a hot hot day in Tokyo and we bought a Peach sorbet on a cone to share! It wasn’t anything special and for me it was a tad too sweet but it was light and refreshing.
We were still hungry about the scallop, eggs and bbq sticks so… It’s sushi time! I ordered fresh raw scallop, crabmeat, roasted eel and sea urchin.
It was my first time trying sea urchin. It was fresh and creamy. I took it all in a bite and I ended up with a gag reflex. It was better than expected but once is enough for me.
We shopped around Akihabara for hourssss! There were sooooo many cute stuff to buy! We didn’t know the area well so when we chance upon a Yoshinoya and I (sissy tried it multiple times) decided to try it out so that I can to compare it to SG’s.
Can’t really say that it was better than SG’s cus it tasted quite different. If I really have to choose which is better, both are good!
Digital vending machine! Saw the salted vanilla ice-cream drink and gave it a try! Couldn’t really taste the salt in the drink & it tasted excatly like a melted McD’s vanilla ice-cream!
My cousin landed into Tokyo and after we brought her to our Airbnb, we went to Shinjuku for Ichiran Ramen! I’ve had Ichiran before in Hong Kong and I can safely say that it is the best ramen I’ve ever tasted!
The broth was thick and flavourful! The chashu was tender and the special red sauce really adds even more flavour to the ramen! You get to customise your own bowl of ramen from choosing the firmness of your noodles, thickness of the soup, the amount of garlic and red sauce and also toppings for your noodle.
If you’re ever in Japan, you haveeeeee to try Ichiran ramen! But be prepare to queue for at least half an hour to and hour!
I ended our second day in Japan with a Yubari (melon) beer! I am not a huge fan of beer but let me tell you, this beer is the best beer ever!! Doesn’t taste like beer at all, it tasted like sweet fragran melon soda!
It was sissy’s birthday and we celebrated with a cheese tart for breakfast that we bought the day before. It was the highly raved about Pablo Cheese tart that everyone was saying that it is the best cheesecake/cheese tart ever.
I don’t find it that amazing. It didn’t have a strong cheesecake taste at all. You could only taste a hint of cheese in it. All in all, it’s was good if it was a custard tart but not as a cheese tart.
DISNEYLANDDDDDDDDD! We entered Tokyo Disneyland and we were starving! There were too many restauranta around and only a few cafe/fast food and we settled for hot dogs.
We each ordered a summer special set that includes a curry hot dog, chips and a drink! Everything in Disneyland are sooo adorable, even the soda cups!!
Melon snow cup which was tooooo sweet and cloying!
It was the end of the day and we were once again starving! Japanese curry for dinner!
Sissy order the mousse with a souvenir cup.
When in Tokyo Disneyland or Disneysea, you have got to try their popcorn!! I tried the soy butter flavoured one. It was a unique flavour for popcorn and it think it was really good!
Ichiran Ramen for dinner again!!
We planned to go to Asakusa area and to visit the Shrine. But before all the adventure, it was breakfast time! Cousin have been to the area before and recommended us to try the tempura place.
I ordered the simplest bowl of tempura don. It includes eggplant, fish, prawn, squid and something else :O Although the tempura wasn’t super crispy but nevertheless, it was so comforting! It was lightly crisp, juicy, flavourful but slightly oily.
After we have offered our prayers at the Shrine, we shopped around the area and we got some soft serve to cool ourselves from the blazing hot sun!
I got the Ramune (soda), sissy got purple sweet potato and cousin got the melon flavoured one. I should have went for the melon one, mine was overly sweet!
Shop shop shop around Ikebukuro and had McD for dinner!!
Ebi burger was crispy and juicy! SOOOOO much better than the one we had in SG.
Cousin had the pork katsu burger.
We had bought sandwiches and onigri the night before and had breakfast at home as we have to leave early for Yokohama!
We went to the Nissin Cup noodle museum and we made our own cup noodle!! So exciting! (Till now, I have yet to eat mine and it has passed it expiration date)
Early dinner was mehh.
We were hungry again! There is a Coco curry house on our way home so we went into for a late dinner! I ordered Asari curry with lightly crisped chicken.
It was our last day in Japan and we went to a department store to buy some Tokyo Banana as Omiyage (souvenir) for friends and family!
I’ve heard about Okashi land before and they had fresh Jagariko and potato chips!
Fresh jagariko was sooo good! It isn’t the crispy kind you get from the supermarket but a soft kind.
The fresh potato chips drizzled with royce chocolate was not bad as well.
Potato churros with sprinkling of salt. It was potato-y, soft and chewy like mochi! SOOOOOO GOOOOODDD!
Japanese food sample are sooo real!
My sissy and I checked in a we had a quick meal before our flight.
Our dinner! It was voted on SNS to be one of the best meal served onboard ANA. & can I say, miso soup onboard!!
This is something very useless and weird but their napkins are made from used green tea leaves! It smelt like green tea and lightly taste (I really licked the napkin) of green tea!
That’s all (there’s actually more but I was too hungry to take pictures) I’ve eaten during my trip to Japan.
I know I say that everything taste soooo good, but that’s the truth!
I LOVE JAPAN.