Saturday, September 24, 2016

Cuteness Overload - Pompompurin Cafe In Singapore

I've been looking forward to check out PomPomPurin cafe since the cafe opened in Singapore. I'm a sucker for anything cute and if there's a cute cafe I'll defiantly take a trip down to check it out. 

Went on a weekday and the cafe was pretty quiet when we dropped by before 7pm. I guess the crowd sort of die down after a a way its good since I'm not a fan of lining and waiting for a table. 

Spotted a huge PomPomPurin and friends figure in the middle of the cafe. 

Took a while to decide what to order from the menu. Everything look so cute and adorable and I was quite tempted to order more. 

Snapping pictures right away after placing our order. 
Argh....everything is super 'kawaii'!

In no time our drinks were served. My friend have the Fruity Garden Mango Juice while I have the Cookies & Cream Caramel Latte.

Cute pompompurin biscuit staring right at you before it ended up in my tummy. 😁

Chicken Genovese Spaghetti (SGD$26.99). My friend ordered this cause of the free mug and I guess she's a sucker for its cuteness. I must admit I was quite tempted because of the cute mug but decided not to since I wasn't sure what I'm going to do with it cause it was pretty small to be a drinking mug...unless it's for expresso.  

I guess it whole purpose is for the sauce. An example of the sauce in the mug. You'll be given a new mug when you pay at the cashier.

Coconut Milk Chicken Curry (SGD$17.99). It's a mild curry flavour with rich flavour of coconut. I have to agree that the coconut flavour was pretty strong for my liking. 

Generally the food was a big disappointment but their drinks make up for it although pricing wise is on the high side.

Overall my friend & I still enjoyed ourself...partly because of the cute deco and we're a fan of sanrio character. :)

Pompompurin Cafe Singapore
181 Orchard Road, #04-08, 
Orchard Central, Orchard Central, 
Singapore 238896
Contact: +65 6509 8672
Opening Hours: 11am – 10.30pm 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Making My Very Own Okonomiyaki Japanese Pancake

I must admit that I'm not a fan of cooking. But when there're times you're lazy to step out from the house, you're left with no alternative but to cook your own. Usually I'll make instant noodle or fry an egg with bread. But seeing that the the pack of Nissin Powder Mix I bought will be expiring soon, I make an attempt to make Okonomiyaki...not knowing if it will be a success (or edible). 

I decided to include this pack of clam which I bought from Tokyo. 
Wished I bought more cause it was pretty tasty.

Powder mix from Nissin Brand which I got it from Japan. 
So far I've yet to find this in a local supermarket.

The pack contained 2 sachet of powder and 2 noodle pack. 
Since I was cooking for my own so I only used one of each. 

Although the pack was all in Japanese, but the picture itself pretty much gives you an idea how to cook it. The ingredients you'll need are cabbage, eggs and spring onion. I left out the cheese since I'm not really a fan of it.

After chopping everything and mixing the powder into a bowl, I wondered did I put too much of cabbage in it. 

The portion was pretty big and I think I should have put a bit of the mixer to try it out. But having not much of experience I ended up pouring everything into the fryer. 😅

I ended up breaking it in the middle when I flip it over. But since I was cooking for my own I guess it didn't matter. And when it's finally finished, this is the end result. I like it burnt a bit...maybe because it's nice to eat when it's crispy. 

Turn out it was easy cooking this Okonomiyaki ...although it took a while for the preparation such as chopping up the ingredients. I have to give myself a pat on my back for not burning down the whole kitchen. LOL. And I must say it turn out pretty tasty...although visually it looks kinda unpleasant. 

Guess I will be on a hunt to look for similar pack such as this if I ever go to my local supermarket. If not, I guess I have to stock up more of these if I ever return back to Japan. 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

My Stay at Via Inn Asakusa @ Tokyo, Japan

Staying in Tokyo can be costly especially when travelling alone. And after searching online for sometime I booked a room at Via Inn Asakusa. The reason I choose this hotel is because of its location and short walking distance from Senso-ji Temple & train station. 

This is what you see once you open the door to the room. Stayed in a single room for 7 nights which measures 13 square meter. Paid ¥48,700 or RM1550 (rate was 3.17 at the time) for 7 nights. Breakfast is not included but you may have breakfast in their restaurant although it's cheaper to eat outside.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sushi Tsen @ Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara Jaya

Met up with a friend at Atria and have our lunch at Sushi Tsen. 

Set lunch is available on weekday. After checking out the set lunch we weren't keen on the choices and decided to order dishes from their menu instead. 

More variety choice and looking at the price it's quite reasonable. 

To order we need to write down on a sheet of paper and pass it to the waiter. 

Sushi on conveyor belt is really affordable with price ranging from RM1.80 to RM3.80. We took a plate each from the conveyor belt but didn't take any picture since it ended up in our tummy. 

Ebi Tama Don (Fried Prawn with Egg) & Tori Katsu Don (Chicken Cutlet with Egg) comes with a bowl of miso soup. It's pretty good and affordable for RM12.80 each for a bowl of donburi. Yum!

We ordered a plate of soft shell crab to share. When served to us, the soft shell crab look so different from the picture shown on the menu. And when we took a bite of it, we found it to be too dry as it was way overcook...or in this case way over-fried! 

A comparison of the dish with the menu. 

Service wise they are quite attentive although at times we may need to catch their attention. Food served pretty quickly within 15 minutes and if you're hungry you can always take a plate of sushi from the conveyor belt. We only tried their donburi and soft shell crab so we can't say a lot since we didn't try out other dishes. However we were pretty disappointed with the soft shell crab. As for cost wise, we have to say it's pretty affordable. 

Sushi Tsen
Atria Shopping Gallery
Lot Tk-9, Third Floor
Jalan SS22/23
Damansara Jaya 
47400 Petaling Jaya
Contact: 03-7731 4375
Opening hours: 10am - 10pm

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Food Video Diary - Eating In Japan 2016

I must admit that I've been slacking on updating my blog post. I'm not even done writing my post on my Japan trip in 2015 and here I am posting up food post from my Japan trip last month!

I know that I need to update my blog post ASAP but as soon as I open my photo album I'm overwhelmed by the amount of photos I took (thousands of them) and I don't even know where to start!

I decided that I'll write a short post here and show you video clips I took last month in Tokyo....which is actually related to food only. All videos/pictures were shot around Tokyo, Yokohama and Hakone. Hope you'll enjoy the video while I work out updating my Tokyo post.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Four Seasons Xiang Yue Restaurant @ Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

My family wanted to celebrate my belated birthday at a new restaurant (finally....a new place to dine) since my return from my trip. I was away for 2 weeks on my birthday so they made it up to hold my belated as well my niece as double birthday celebration. My cousin suggested to have it at Four Seasons Xiang Yue Restaurant

At once glance the restaurant isn't big but it's provide a simple with no-frills and comfortable seating to dine. By the time my parent and I arrived the dishes had already been ordered so I'm pretty clueless what my cousin order. 

While waiting for the food to be serve, we started snacking on tit-bits that were on the table. I personally like fried yam cause its super tasty. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

A Trip To Snoopy Museum Tokyo [May 2016]

On my recent trip to Tokyo, my friend and I took a trip down to Snoopy Museum Tokyo. My friend is a big fan of Snoopy...and I have to admit I've started to like Snoopy thanks to my friend who influence me into liking the character (lol, hope she's not reading this blog).  

Before our trip to Japan, I've make a reservation for our tickets via email. The museum opened to the public not long ago and I was checking for details how to purchase the tickets via their official website. For visitors outside of Japan it can booked via email. However when I checked back their website (while writing this blog) they have since updated a post regarding purchase of tickets outside of Japan. Anyway, I received a confirmation letter from them but at a later time slot since we were there on a golden week (long holiday in Japan).

On the day our visits to the museum, I expected (and assumed) that the crowds will be lesser since we were going in at a later time slot. Unfortunately, it wasn't. There was a long line of visitors....and the photos I took below showed that we were lining outside....with long lines of people queuing inside (yikes!). 

And yes, the tickets for the day were sold out. 

(I assume this happen if its public holiday, school holiday or weekends).

Some snap shots of snoopy's figurine and books on display while queuing.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Solo Travel In Tokyo Day 5 - Ohi Racetrack Flea Market, Nakano Broadway, Koenji & Mode Off

Day 5 was a Saturday and usually weekends most places are crowded. However, my next destination is different from most tourist visit. I decided to check out their local flea market. I love to visit flea markets wherever I go. Before leaving I have light breakfast in the and mini oreo biscuits to start my day. 

When I left the room it was early and there were fewer crowds and cars on the road when I make my way to the train station. 

I estimated that I would arrive at my destination before 9.30am.

However, I ended up boarding the wrong train. I should have taken the train which stopped at every station. Instead, I ended up boarding the train which not only doesn't stop at my destination....I ended up taking a non-stop train to Haneda Airport instead 😓

Oh well....I just enjoy the scenery instead 😅

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Solo Travel In Tokyo Day 4 - Meiji Shrine, Kiddyland, Takeshita Street & Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Early morning to start my day and head off to explore Tokyo on day 4. 
It was still early so took my time and explore Sensoji Temple.

The best time to come here is early in the morning when most of the shops are still close and the crowds are lesser. And you get to take your own selfie or pictures infront of the entrance minus the crowds.

Took a peak at the huge lantern at the bottom....and you'll find a beautiful (perhaps handcraft) wood craft of a dragon. I don't think I'll be able to take my time to admire it if there's a huge crowd.

From Asakusa station I took a train from Ginza line and head off to my next destination....Meiji Shrine (transfer from Omotesando to Meijijungumae station).