Aug 30, 2018

Food Hunting List: Japan

Bali in Jan 2014, Singapore in Jun 2014, Japan in Oct 2014...
Come to think of it, 2014 had been a year filled with lots of travelling.

After sharing the #FoodHuntingListSG, it would only be fair that this post to be dedicated for #FoodHuntingListJapan.

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Stir Fry Pork Don ロース豚丼 for 450yen @ Yoshinoya 
Stir Fry Pork Don - Yoshinoya

Kobe Wagyu - Wakkoqu あぶり肉工房 和黒 新神戸店 (Shin-Kobe Oriental Avenue)
Kobe Wagyu - Wakkoqu あぶり肉工房 和黒 新神戸店 (Shin-Kobe Oriental Avenue)
  • Order: Lunch Wakkoqu Course (Tajima and Sanda Beef from Kobe), Lunch Course (Tajima Beef from Hyogo Prefecture), Lunch Set (Tajima Beef from Hyogo Prefecture)
  • Verdict: Resistance was non existent, cube after cube of Sanda beef melted in my mouth. Tajima beef, on the other hand, had richness so much more intensified despite its less impressive fat distribution. Personally I liked Tajima beef more.
  • More details @ http://hitomi5.blogspot.my/2015/03/heading-to-land-of-kobe-beef-okonomiyaki.html

Okonomiyaki - Tengu
Okonomiyaki - Tengu
  • Order: Scallop Okonomiyaki, Pork Okonomiyaki
  • Verdict: The scallop okonomiyaki was cooked to nicety: slightly moist but not undercooked. Paired with slightly crusty outer layer, it was a great combination of texture. Though the filling was slightly varied, both okonomiyakis shared the same texture and flavour.
  • More details @ http://hitomi5.blogspot.my/2015/03/heading-to-land-of-kobe-beef-okonomiyaki.html

Kitsuke Udon - Usami-Tei Matsubaya 
Kitsuke Udon - Usami-Tei Matsubaya

Takoyaki Octopus Dumpling - Creo-Ru くれおーる 道頓堀店
Takoyaki Octopus Dumpling - Creo-Ru くれおーる 道頓堀店

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Kushikatsu - Daruma Nanba
Kushikatsu - Daruma Nanba
  • Order: Fried Chicken Skin, Classic Beef Kushikatsu, Fried Sausage and Karaage
  • Verdict: All kushikatsu was so marvellously done. Its crispiness was not by chance, but by way of consistency. Daruma's dipping sauce was unusually appetizing. I must say it was the best fried skewer I had so far in my life!
  • More details @ http://hitomi5.blogspot.com/2015/04/food-hunting-attractions-hopping-osaka.html

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Yakitori - Hottokeya Doutonbori
Yakitori - Hottokeya Doutonbori

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MOS Pork Burger - MOS Burger
MOS Pork Burger - MOS Burger

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Udon with Bean Paste - Nakau なか卯
Udon with Bean Paste - Nakau なか卯

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Sake Soft Serve - 寺子屋本舗  
Sake Soft Serve - 寺子屋本舗

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Kyoto Sushi Izuju Sushi いづ重
Kyoto Sushi - Izuju Sushi いづ重 

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Yakitori - Katsuya
Yakitori - Katsuya

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Red Bean Manju @ Gozasouro's Taiko-manju 御座候
Red Bean Manju - Gozasouro's Taiko-manju 御座候

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Chashu Ramen - Kitano Hachi Bantei 北野八番亭
Chashu Ramen - Kitano Hachi Bantei 北野八番亭 

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Double Cheeseburger in Black Bun - McDonald
Double Cheeseburger in Black Bun - McDonald

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Hoto - Fujiyama Cafe
Hoto - Fujiyama Cafe

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Vanilla with Fujiyama Honey and Blue Rose Soft Serves - Fujiyama Cafe
 Vanilla with Fujiyama Honey and Blue Rose Soft Serves - Fujiyama Cafe
  • Order: Vanilla with Fujiyama Honey Soft Serve and Blue Rose Soft Serve
  • Verdict: Sharing the same base, both Blue Rose and Vanilla and Fujiyama Honey were close to one another. Both also shared silky smooth texture which was a delight to tongue. It was difficult to choose which I liked more.
  • More details @ http://hitomi5.blogspot.com/2015/07/one-night-in-fuji.html

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Japanese Dinner - Hotel New Century Kawaguchiko ホテルニューセンチュリー
 Japanese Dinner - Hotel New Century Kawaguchiko ホテルニューセンチュリー
  • Order: Japanese Dinner with Pork Shabu-Shabu and Beef Sukiyaki
  • Verdict: Truth be told, I almost felt like we were having Kaiseki. Not only we were overwhelmed by the amount of food served, we were amazed by the quality of food served. Sashimi and sushi were so fresh that it almost felt like the fish just dead seconds ago. 
  • More details @ http://hitomi5.blogspot.com/2015/07/one-night-in-fuji.html

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The Fusion Ramen - Narumi-Ippudo
The Fusion Ramen - Narumi Ippudo

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Muku Zweite Ramen - Muku
Muku Zweite Ramen - Muku
  • Order: Muku Zweite Ramen and Muku Ramen
  • Verdict:  I was intrigued by the prospect of sauerkraut, bacon and spring onions in this German-Japanese homemade noodle soup. It took a moderate stance in terms of boldness, with an added twist in flavor with its sour profile and contrasting texture with its meat selection. 
  • More details @ http://hitomi5.blogspot.com/2015/09/hello-ShinYokohama-ramen-museum.html

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The Golden Ramen - Genkotsu
The Golden Ramen - Genkotsu

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Tokusei Niboshi Ramen - Nagi Shinjuku Golden-gai
Tokusei Niboshi Ramen - Nagi Shinjuku Golden-gai
  • Order: Tokusei Niboshi Ramen
  • Verdict: Its sardines broth had a very distinctive and bold flavor! At first taste, it was too much to handle but eased as I plowed on. It had a slight bitter end note, which was rather unusual. It used a mix of curly and wide, flat noodles. Akin to dumpling skin, the wide, flat noodles was smooth and slurpy. I thought it was a clever play of textures.
  • More details @ http://hitomi5.blogspot.com/2015/10/hopping-between-Shinjuku-Harajuku.html

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Steamed Gyoza - Harajuku Gyozaro 原宿餃子樓
Steamed Gyoza - Harajuku Gyozaro 原宿餃子樓
  • Order: Steamed Gyoza and Pan Fried Gyoza
  • Verdict: Both steamed and pan fried gyozas were equally yummy. While the steamed version boasted silky smooth skin, the pan fried version featured crispy texture on one hand, chewier texture on the other. Filing wise, it was flavourful to even go on its own. Personally I liked the steamed version more.
  • More details @ http://hitomi5.blogspot.com/2015/10/hopping-between-Shinjuku-Harajuku.html

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Chocolate Caramel Crepe and Chocolate Butter Crepe - La Fee Delice
Chocolate Caramel Crepe and Chocolate Butter Crepe - La Fee Delice
  • Order: Chocolate Caramel Crepe and Chocolate Butter Crepe
  • Verdict: The crepe was so thin that it was crusty yet fluffy. Caramel banana crepe came with slightly seared banana, which was of the right species and right ripeness. That dollop of caramel added the necessary complexity and kick to the overall package. I was in bliss!
  • More details @ http://hitomi5.blogspot.com/2015/10/hopping-between-Shinjuku-Harajuku.html

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Keema Curry Rice - Minoringo 原宿 みのりんご
Keema Curry Rice - Minoringo 原宿 みのりんご
  • Order: Keema Curry Rice
  • Verdict: Moist and fragrant, I believed the rice at the base was buttered rice, topped with minced beef curry and poached egg. The curry, as expected, was not very spicy like Malaysian's though it did have its own personality. Overall, it was quite good but I felt that the flavour was too consistent and lacking some accentuation.
  • More details @ http://hitomi5.blogspot.com/2015/10/hopping-between-Shinjuku-Harajuku.html

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Nizakana - Shinjuku Kappo Nakajima 新宿割烹 中嶋
Nizakana - Shinjuku Kappo Nakajima 新宿割烹 中嶋

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Ramen - Sushi Zanmai まぐろざんまい
Ramen - Sushi Zanmai まぐろざんまい 

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Onigiri - Onigiri-ya Marutoyo
Onigiri - Onigiri-ya Marutoyo

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Chinese-style Ramen - 上井
Chinese-style Ramen - 上井

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Omakase Set - Iwasa Sushi 岩佐寿し, Tsukiji Fish Market
Omakase Set - Iwasa Sushi 岩佐寿し, Tsukiji Fish Market

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Tonkatsu Rice Set - Ootoya, Shibuya
Tonkatsu Rice Set - Ootoya, Shibuya

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Ippudo Karaka Ramen - Ippudo Ramen 一风堂, Ebisu
Ippudo Karaka Ramen - Ippudo Ramen 一风堂, Ebisu
  • Order: Ippudo Karaka Ramen, Shiromaru Special Ramen and Gyoza
  • Verdict: With Shiromaru Classic pork soup as its base, Karaka introduces spicy miso topping, mixed with herbs and spices. It offered the best of both worlds: that complex layers in pork soup and added dimension (spiciness), which I personally enjoyed very much. 
  • More details @ http://hitomi5.blogspot.com/2015/11/hunting-around-tsukiji-shibuya.html

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Tonkatsu Set - Yayoiken やよい軒
Tonkatsu Set -Yayoiken やよい軒

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Tsukemen - Rokurinsha 
Tsukemen - Rokurinsha

1 comment:

  1. I WANT.... NO... I NEED ALL OF THEM!!! :D

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