It's not quite a gado-gado but it was derived from there. Peanut sauce really makes everything better, including vegetables. I put together some blanched veggies and some fresh ones and poured some spicy homemade peanut sauce on top. Delicious lunch was served.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
It was time for an afternoon treat. We headed to Mitsukoshi Department Store in Ginza for some tea, coffee, cold water and yummies. It was always hard to pick which one to try, but my eyes had set, mostly on their Mont Blanc to accompany my Cafe Viennois. I wanted something that I had not had before.
DH had chocolate drinks and the intention and will to sample the desserts ordered by others. Our companies had Citroen tart and Millefeuille with berry jam.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Flying to Tokyo from Singapore takes only around seven hours, but if you count the waiting time for the flight and more time for transport to the hotel from the airport, the whole day is probably gone. We left home before 7 AM and by the time we settled into our hotel room, it was approximately dinner time. After a long trip, we wanted something that we were quite familiar and fast. Coco Ichibanya met the criteria and it took about 15 minutes to get there on foot. The food is also inexpensive, that's a bonus.
There were four dishes ordered and I had only three pictures. There were two of us that had the same dish i. e breaded chicken with spinach on the curry sauce below (trying to insert healthy veggie here!). The above is cream croquette and the one in the very bottom is chicken burger with an egg in the center. All were yummy and made our tummy happy that evening.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Thanks to my new Leica and flying during day time, I managed to get some decent pictures of the food that I picked (was served) during the recent flight to Tokyo. I chose to have Char Siew Rice for my Entree, as it sounded so good and simple on paper. Too bad, it actually was not up to my expectation. I, however, love the crab salad starter and cheese and crackers. And dessert too, which was macadamia ice cream.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
After trying a new sushi place for our first breakfast that day [completely forgot to record the name of the restaurant :( ], DH wanted to have sushi back at the place where we had our lunch a few months ago. There are several Sushizanmei restaurants in Tsukiji area, but this was the one that we went to last time and we had a nice experience there and enjoyed the food too. We got counter seats and were happy to be able to see the chef preparing the sushi. They were also very responsive to us. Great food and nice service.
We were aware of the fact that Daiwa Sushi and Sushi Dai are the two well known sushi places in Tsukiji. The long lines formed outside the two restaurants were translated into 2-3 hour wait and we did not want to wait that long.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Steel-cut oats is one of my favorite things to have for breakfast. This time, I cooked them with low-fat milk and top them with cubed mangoes that I happened to have and berries. That's all. Simple and so good.
A couple of people including one of the hotel managers, recommended us to try this famous wanton noodles in Macau. We were in Senado Square and the shop is located there. It was Saturday and right around lunch time, queue was expected. We, however, did not have to wait too long. We were not too hungry so we basically had their noodle soup with shrimp dumplings, simply just trying. They were quite good although it was not that extra ordinary. It's probably one of the better ones that we have tried.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
This was my second visit to the Ruins of St. Paul's. Years ago, we took taxi and were dropped off at the nearby street to the Ruins. This time, we took a shuttle bus from our hotel and were dropped off in the vicinity and walked to Senado Square and further to the Ruins of St. Paul. There was a narrow street and lots of people. Lots and lots of them, it was a challenge to walk.
More about the Ruins of St. Paul is here.