Toki Japanese Restaurant – Kaiseki

Toki Japanese Fusion and Fine Dining - Sushi

Normally when I receive a text message from a credit card company I usually just take a glance at it and delete it. This time the offer of American Express for a kaiseki course at Toki Japanese restaurant was quite interesting and I thought it was a good deal.  ... [Read More]

Osaka: Jin Yakiniku

Jin Yakiniku

When I was planning our trip to Tokyo I asked my friend Jin what restaurants she recommended and she immediately suggested her namesake. We took a taxi to this place and almost couldn't find it but thanks to Jin's pictures we found it. ... [Read More]

Osaka: UCC Cafe Plaza, Animate, Doutour

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It was fun walking and eating at Kuromon Ichiba Market but it was quite warm in Osaka in June so we were parched and in need of coffee and refreshments.  The obvious answer to our needs was the UCC Cafe Plaza right across the entrance of the market.  ... [Read More]

Osaka: Kuromon Ichiba Market

Kuromon Ichiba Market

 From Dotonburi we walked a couple of blocks to Kuromon Ichiba Market, a must visit for foodies like me. My most important tip to those who will go to this market is to go HUNGRY. There are so many things to eat and buy.  ... [Read More]

Osaka: Takoyaki at Dotonburi

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On our second day in Osaka we went to Dotonburi to walk around the area and try some of Osaka's famous takoyaki (octopus snack). ... [Read More]

Osaka: Kinno-Kura Jr. ( 金の蔵Jr.)

金の蔵Jr. Kinno Kura Jr.  Bloomin' Onion

Since we arrived at night, got lost looking for the hotel and checked in to Intercontinental Osaka we walked around the area to look for a place to eat. We chanced upon a building of restaurants in the Chayamachi area so we went in and chose something that had nice pictures.  ... [Read More]

Mecha Uma at BGC

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The only time I ate Chef Bruce's creations was at Sensei Sushi all the way in BF Homes Parañaque. As much as I loved the food I didn't want a repeat of the 2 hour plus travel time. As soon as I saw the phone number of Mecha Uma, the new restaurant he heads at The Fort, I immediately called to ... [Read More]

Ippudo Philippines at SM Mega Fashion Hall

Ippudo Philippines

It was 4:30 pm on a Tuesday and lo and behold there wasn't anyone sitting on the stools outside Ippudo. Even though most of us weren't hungry we had to try Ippudo and take advantage of easy entry. ... [Read More]

Hong Kong: Gonpachi

Gonpachi

I was on my way to Via Tokyo and decided to follow Google map's direction exactly for once. It took me past Lee Gardens One where I to check out the building's tenants. I noticed Gonpachi Japanese restaurant and decided in the spur of the moment to eat lunch there.  ... [Read More]

Hong Kong: Kakurega Ramen Factory

Kakurega Ramen Factory

When Sharon said we were eating at Kakurega Ramen Factory in Sham Shui Po I asked her, "There's good food there?" All I knew about the area was Golden Shopping Centre where I buy all my gadgets and computer stuff. Little did I know that there was a hidden gem serving tsukemen ramen owned ... [Read More]