Monday, July 31, 2017

サンドッグイン神戸屋 八重洲店

While I was searching for places with good sandwiches online, I came across this restaurant called Sandog Inn (サンドッグイン神戸屋 八重洲店) near Tokyo station which serves all-you-can-eat bread at only 994 yen after tax.

Decided to try it one day with Mish. We were there at noon on a weekend and there was a really long queue outside. I think we queued for about 30mins.

As you can see, it's really worth your money . The set comes with soup of the day, drink of choice and a plate for your bread/ sandwiches.

First you pay at the counter and get your tray before heading to the bread counter.

As you can see the selection is not too bad. There are actually more choices but I only picked the ones that I want to eat and if they're good, I repeat my choice.

23 pieces of bread in total!

After lunch, we headed to Koishikawa Korakuen for sakura but apparently, that's what everyone in town had in mind!

The queue to enter had more than 500 people. This line here circled around the garden. We walked to to the end of the line and decided not to join the queue.

Instead we moved on to Chidorigafuchi.

Was just here the night before, but the day view was good too.

First time at Yasukuni Shrine~

This shrine always make the headline of news all around the world.

There was a festival going on there that day and hence there were many people.

Looks like sakura have bloomed here too.

As there were many people there, we left pretty quickly.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Shizuoka Izakaya

Last dinner in Shizuoka by Shimizu station.

Otoushi from the izakaya~ really good chicken meat balls and daikon soup

Our addiction

Just can't get enough of fries

Yummy grilled squid

Izakaya with a private seat is always good once in a while~

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Shizuoka Part 7

For dinner that night, we went to an izakaya called くつろぎの里 (kutsurogi) near Shimizu station.

They have a huge menu as you can see from their website

Here's what we had:

This was the dish served for the head charge~ Really good tsukune and daikon soup.

Our addiction~


Love the squid here, really delicious.

The next morning, we went back to the fish market for breakfast.

I can't get enough of the seafood there and this time I ordered a broiled fish dish which came with sashimi.

I also ordered a sakura ebi on the side! LOL

Definitely wanna bring mum here for the seafood~!!! Not sure if dad would enjoy the sashimi, but mum will definitely enjoy them.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Eating Japan - Snack series 15

1. Kitkat Yam flavour

This was not bad actually as you can taste the yam in the chocolate coating.

2. Befco rice crackers

Love this pack because it came in 5 different flavours and I won't get bored of tasting the same taste everyday/

3. Nissin ginger candy

You can really taste the ginger in this candy, and there is a soft black sugar centre. However, I didn't like the overall flavour of this candy.

4. Kirin mamoru chikara no mizu

This is a really interesting product because it is water that has no sugar in it and is literally calorie free. However, it contains 乳製菌 (nyuuseikin) in it, which is technically bacteria, like those that are found in yoghurt.

5. Milk sable

Milk sable made from pasteurised milk from miyoshi mura. Yummy~

6. Family mart collection Mirin ikasenbei

Surprisingly as pretty good snack. It has a nice umami flavour to it!

7. Snyder's Pretzel pieces in Cheddar Cheese

Love this so much that I had to buy it again. I love the hard and crunchy texture of the pretzel, matched with the strong cheddar cheese flavour.

8. ITOEN Peach + Jasmine tea

Interesting combination but I like the fragrance.

9. Unknown brand cookies

These cookies here were given free from an event that I attended with my colleagues and they are soo good! Unfortunately, because it was a private event, there were no labels on the packaging.

10. Meiji Balance Lunch yoghurt

I first saw this from an instagram post of one of the youtubers that I follow and thought that this product looked interesting so I decided to try it for myself. It was nice because this bran of yoghurt is originally good. There were pieces of apples and prune in this.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Shizuoka Part 6

We visited the famous Hagoromo-no-Matsu.

The pine trees there were thought to be 200 years old. 

Here is the road that leads to the Miho Shrine called Kami-no-Michi or God's Road. 

Spotted an interesting house along the way.

This path of about 500m was lined with pine trees.

Fried ebi bought by Naoko's mum from the fish market~ They were super delicious!

Naoko's mum was really cute. She was fighting with me to pay for the prawns. I told her that I can pay because I'm young and working but she said no and told the staff to take her money instead.

There is a famous legend here about a celestial maiden.

Was really happy and excited to get here because I know this legend!

Thanks to Ayashi no Ceres~ 
Everything just feels extra familiar. That beach scene, the tree, the robe and the maiden!

Enjoying our snacks as we enjoyed the view.

So pretty~ you can't help but fall in love with the view.

Saw many people by the beach, playing with the waves. Then, these 2 decided to join them hahaha

Decided to join them to take a nice pic but got really scared of the incoming waves.

After that, we headed back to the main road and took a bus to a mall to meet with Naoko's cousin.

Hello S-Pulse Dream Plaza, we meet again!

I visited this place many years ago with dad and took a pic of this Mount Fuji sushi display back then too.

Inside the mall, we spotted an area dedicated to ramune.

Look at all the different varieties~

A special edition for spring - Sakura cola

Changes in the bottle shape over the years.

A very old machine used back in the days

After shopping around, we took the free bus back to Shimizu station.

I could barely see Mount Fuji with my naked eyes in the white ring but of course, nothing appears on camera!