April 12, 2014

Japan Part 1 - Eat, Play, Love @ Tokyo

Japan has been awesome. I love Japan!!! I never thought I would say this, but after 2 weeks spent there, Tokyo has became my top favourite cities in the world. 

We rent an apartment near Tamachi station, and I was prepared to live in a small room in the following week as Jane has been telling me how small the room in Japan is, but turned up it was a very homely warm stay with great host. I wouldn't mind waking up to Mount Fuji view every morning, walking this Sakura park to the station and kissing goodnight to Tokyo Tower night scene every night. 

Tokyo Day 1
My first attempt eating tsukemen (dipping noodles) @ 中華蕎麦 つけ麺 一 (hajime)Tsukemen is different from ramen as the noodles and broth are separate. Besides, its noodles and broth are also thicker than ramen. I love the idea that the noodles are prepared dry because that's the way I used to eat my noodles back in Malaysia. I ordered one gyoza for sharing and one spicy tsukemen add on hanjuku tamago meanwhile Huannie had their classic. The noodles here come in choices of 200g, 250g or 300g. I definitely went for the smallest portion, but surprising Huannie had the same and he couldn't finish his and I think is it's probably because of those 2 huge slices of roasted pork fillets. Do you know the amount of noodles you order doesn't affect the price? Come eat all the noodles, lol. Big eater must be very happy about this. 
One thing I noticed when I visited Tokyo is that majority of the restaurants operate using a vending machine. You insert your money and select the button of the food you want, the next thing you receive is a couple of tickets. Then you hand your tickets to the waiter, and they will proceed your oder. Brilliant invention! They should have this in Malaysia to avoid miscommunication ordering, don't you think so? 

While exploring Cat Street, Harujuku and Shibuya areas...

Layering up in such windy weather. 
Zara high collar inner knitwear // Topshop fluffy jumper, trousers and leather jacket // Camilla Skovgaard boots // Chanel bag

After hours of shopping, we popped in Sunday Jam for some hot coffee and hearty desserts.  

Ashley has never have enough crepes. She was like crepes, crepes, crepes every single day when we were at Japan. Here was a scene while we waiting for her to get her sweet tooth fixed. 

Till then and more Japan posts coming up, stay tune.
I'm missing Sakura already x

1 comment:

  1. Do you mind to share which apartment you stayed in Tokyo? Do you have photo to review?

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