Category Archives: Japanese


Many of the eateries within the CBD area only operates during the weekday for practical reasons, Ho-Jiak is also one of them. During this period where I was trapped at home on a weekday, I got the chance to try … Continue reading

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Hana Restaurant

Hana Restaurant gained much attention from their ingenious idea of transforming the plain old noodles into “Flying Somen”. For months the restaurant enjoyed booming business with long wait times.  After waiting for the trend to die down I finally got … Continue reading

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Kuro Maguro

Suffering from Japanese food withdrawal syndrome, we found ourselves visiting the newly opened Kuro Maguro. The restaurant owner’s primary business is a wholesaler of maguro in Japan.  They have expanded their business into exporting fresh quality maguro with the first … Continue reading

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TsuruTonTan つるとんたん, Tokyo

With some time left before heading to boarding gates at Haneda airport, we found TsuruTonTan at the public area to fill our tummy. What is better than having a bowl of hearty udon to round up our Japan trip (I’ve … Continue reading

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Sushi Dai 寿司大, Tokyo

After my first failed attempt to visit Sushi Dai in 2013 (find out what happened in my post), I thought I may not have the chance to try again when I heard of the news that Tsukiji market would be … Continue reading

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★ L’Effervescence, Tokyo

Marked the final dinner of this trip with 2-Michelin star, L’Effervescence. Our Hokkaido trip did not pass by Lake Toya so we missed out on dining at Michel Bras Toya where Chef Shinobu Namae had spent time there as a sous chef before … Continue reading

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Ichiran Ramen 一蘭, Tokyo

Ichiran Ramen is a ramen chain touted to serve the best ramen in Japan, but I was skeptical about it as it has a mass-market low quality feel. Visited one of the outlets nearest our hotel at a odd timing in … Continue reading

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