Sunday, June 25, 2017

Pancakes At Gram

Day 2 in Osaka, our plan was to take a stroll along Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori and sample all the good food as much as our stomach can consume. We knew we were being ambitious, we knew we rather have small capacities but everyone is allowed to dream big. We arrived a little bit before a half past ten and passed the cafe that we wanted to go too. It opens at 11, but DH saw a line formed already. I actually, did not want to line up, 30 minutes is long, but I did anyway. The line grew longer as the time went by. This is a popular place.


It certainly was exciting to see the thick, fluffy pancakes that have been featured by many people online.  Whether they are something that you love or not, is a different story. Everyone has their own preference. I am alright with the flavor, I love the experience. I had the pancakes with a cup of mocha that to me, was way too sweet. Would I go back? I must say, likely not. I would, however, experiment on making something similar at home that are healthier and I enjoy better.




Friday, June 23, 2017

Tazumura Tonkatsu Daimaru, Osaka

For dinner, we picked a place from the restaurants in Daimaru Umeda's 14th floor gourmet dining section. We are staying near Osaka Station and we did not really want to go far. Prior to flying Osaka, we had two trips to Malaysia within the same week and we were exhausted. 

We decided to start with Tonkatsu, we had confidence that they would be prepared well in the restaurant that we picked. Both dishes turned out to be so juicy, tender and delicious.



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ichiran, Osaka - First Meal

Saturday morning, we arrived at Kansai Airport earlier this month.  By the time we got to the hotel and  settled everything,  we were hungry. It was not quite lunch time yet but it was late for breakfast. We walked around to get to this particular pancake place, but the GPS led us to all over the place. We, somehow, stumbled upon Ichiran and decided to have their ramen. With a little over 1,000 yen per bowl, we were very pleased. Our food adventure just began.


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Newton Seafood 27

We normally go to a different stall when we go to Newton Circus to fix our stingray craving.  We thought of trying a new place i.e. Seafood 27 and we both like the food. In our first visit, we had a plate of vegetables with Stingray with sambal and grilled prawn.



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Brownie Cookies

I made some brownie cookies a while ago using Donna Hay's recipe. These are so light and delicious. 



Monday, May 15, 2017

Imperial Yi Dian Xin, Singapore

I read the menu and I saw the pictures, I really had to order and taste these Porcupine Buns. I know  they are deep fried, but my curiosity beat every other considerations possible. We did not order much, it was a light lunch.

Deep fried Porcupine Buns with red bean filling


Siew Mai

Shrimp Wanton Soup


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Anzu, Japan Food Town, Singapore

This is one of the restaurants that we love to go back to again and again. The quality of food and service have been consistently great and this is simply what we look for. We tend to order the same thing, DH with his prawn and pork cutlets and my order is pork fillet katsu. We love having it with their superb brown rice.




Monday, April 24, 2017

Le Pain Quotidien, Wan Chai

It was our last day in Hong Kong and we found place to have proper breakfast that I had been missing.

We had Coconut Berry Muesli and Fritata of the day. The staff that waited on us did not know what it was that she had to go in and find out. Later on, I also found another staff that also had no clue of the flavor of the Fritata of the day. I guess, they don't get any briefing before the cafe was open or they did, but they di not pay attention. Or simply it was not mentioned. I definitely will respect the place better if the employees have the knowledge of this sort of things. Anyway, Fritata of the day was spinach and feta.

We also had coffee and green juice (no picture).








Friday, April 21, 2017

Kaetsu, Hong Kong

This is one of the few places that we love to go to for a great Japanese food when we are in Hong Kong. We could not get a reservation for dinner, because it was a last minute thing for us, yes, typical.  However, as we walked back from our dinner, we passed by and asked if they had two seats for us, which they did. We had a light dinner earlier and we were happy to have some sashimi and sushi.





Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Gelato Rose, Givres, Wan Chai

We arrived back in Hongkong from Macau in the afternoon. We took along nearby area and tried to figure out what we wanted to have for dinner. We found this precious gem as we strolled along. It was unexpected and it was very close to dinner time, but we wanted to try anyway. We shared a two flavour gelato rose, Espresso and Pistachio.






Monday, April 17, 2017

Bene, Sand Cotai Central, Macau

My partner in crime wanted to have Italian for lunch, so we found one in the neighborhood where we were. The concierge of the mall actually directed us to the only Italian tratorria nearby. 

We ordered calamari for starter, pear salad and spaghetti carbonara that was outrageously super creamy. I love that crispy bread so much that I munched a lot of them while waiting for the food. I think, aside from the crispy bread, I only appreciate the salad.







Thursday, April 13, 2017

Le Chine, Macau

Le Chine is located on 6th floor of the Eiffel tower. We just felt compelled to try, it is the only restaurant in the tower and we just had to experience dining there. They offered French - Chinese fusion dishes. The service was good, some of the food were great, but a couple were not really, including the noodles with lobster down below. . 

Starting the evening with a drink called French Kiss. The restaurant brought us amuse bouche, which unfortunately I can't remember, but it can be seen down below after the drink.It was not explained by the server and when asked, it was still not clear what it was. they were quite nice and cold, it's some sort of sherbet.


Amuse Bouche


Crabmeat tartar

Crispy chicken, it's really crispy and worth the calories.


Braised bean curd

Sea Cucumber



Complimentary matcha cupcakes. (that's my guess of what they were, the serves did not and could not explain what they were)


Pineapple tart tatin with coconut ice cream. Definitely needs more ice cream, a lot more than presented. The balance of the flavor was of because of that.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ichiran, Kowloon

Back when I was in Kowloon, I found out that Ichiran Ramen has a shop just within minutes from where we stayed. So exciting. Just. Have. to. Eat. There.