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Sisen Ramen (四川辣麺)

One of the greatest successes of fusion cuisine would have to be tantan-men (担担麺), the Japanese version of dan dan noodles, a Szechuan specialty. Sisen Ramen is a chain of about eight ramen stores...
Day 7 - Japan/Hong Kong

Day Seven – Japan / Hong Kong

We spent the majority of today in queues. A cloudy day does not stop tourists! A great thing about Tokyo Disneyland in comparison to Universal Studios Japan is that the fast-pass is free! The limitation is that you're only allowed to take 1 fast-pass at a time, but each pass gives you an hour's duration to return to the venue. Later in the night, our tour guide arranged for these freshly boiled (delivered defrosted) Hokkaido Crabs to be delivered to our hotel rooms for supper. Hokkaido crabs are also known as Tarabagani or the Red Sea King Crab. The crab's meat was sweet and put a new meaning to "king" crabs... very satisying indeed!
Day 8 - Japan/Hong Kong

Day Eight – Japan / Hong Kong

Last day in Japan! This is the Asakusa Kannon Temple, which is also known as Sensoji. It is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo. For lunch, we went to a BBQ Buffet. Our tour guide helped us order large abalones and Grade A and/or Grade AA Kobe Beef. Kobe beef cattle are hand massaged and fed beer to reduce their stress levels, maintain tenderness in their muscles and to increase their appetites so that they have a higher level of stored fat. As you can see below, the fat has a lovely marbled texture. The taste was amazing!

Wanda Reign on the Bund – a Seven Star Luxury Landmark in Shanghai

Although there is no unified international classification system standardising the rating, ‘seven-star' is used to recognise the ultra-luxurious amenities and world-class service of world’s top hotels.  We were lucky enough to spend nights at...

Waffle Waffle Le Fruitier, Japan

My posts from Japan are starting to drag on now so i'm going to post at least once a day until they're all done! Now, on to waffles... mmmm... waffles. Waffle Waffle is a chain of...

Shanghai Sundays: Shangri-La Hotel, East Pudong

Shangri-La translates into Lost Horizons, which is fitting considering it’s easy to get lost in Shanghai, where the horizons of possibility and opportunity are endless. The city is an incredible mix of cultures, food,...

Afternoon Tea at the St Regis, Osaka

The St Regis hotels almost needs no introduction if you've seen the right Hollywood movies but as we don't have any in Australia and there's only one in Japan, I was definitely curious to...
Day 5 - Japan/Hong Kong

Day Five – Japan / Hong Kong

Tonight, we stayed at the Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko, which had its own hot spa and was only 10 steps from Kawaguchi-ko Lake.

Ramen Shops in Japan (Kyoto & Tokyo) Worth Visiting

Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup dish that originated in China. While it was once considered a simple and cheap staple in many students' diets, it has today grown into an iconic national dish...

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