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K loves this place a lot more than I do. The ice here is better than the other kakigori shops we’ve tried so far — strands are shorter and less firmly packed. The pistachio tiramisu is a good pairing and I’m making a mental note to order the pure pistachio flavour next time!

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Shinji in Singapore is famous among local foodies and Sushi Kanesaka in Tokyo is a must try for fans of Shinji. We opted for 15 pieces (excellent value!) and left very satisfied. Standouts for me include the chutoro, shima aji and shiro ebi. It’s also where I had my first taste of kisu – a Japanese silver fish in season now.

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Again, another kakigori we can’t appreciate — savoury mitarashi milk. Sorry to say this but I felt terribly uncomfortable after finishing this and the kinako kuromitsu kakigori, both of which have an overdoes of cream 😡

Scared of coming back!!

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You know the kakigori obsession is real when we can’t wait to shaved ice on a cold and rainy morning! I know a lot of people rave about this place but we are not one of them. Can’t appreciate this kinako kuromitsu with shoyu; the latter overwhelms the kinako fragrance and kuromitsu sweetness. Skip.

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My heart sank when the staff at our regular breakfast spot Gontran Cherrier told us that the matcha pastries are no longer in season. Whatttttt, how can that be!! Matcha season has barely started! Upset, but still kind of happy with the default chocolate almond croissant.

On a side note, the Shibuya outlet has closed so go to the Shinjuku branch!

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Welcoming K to my new apartment with a dessert night feast! We love buying ice cream from convenience stores for supper (only in Japan!) and Haagen Dazs is always on the agenda. This time, there’s a newfound love in Godiva’s Belgian dark chocolate cup and for a cheap thrill, the Ghana chocolate bar is dreamy too!

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新橋鶴八 分店 does serious sushi but the location is arguably sleazy with massage parlours and sex toy shops. Reminds us of Orchard Tower which we go often (for food, not for anything else!) haha.

Anyway. There are a few pieces which I really like — katsuo, kohada, anago (omg don’t get me started on this), the signature trio tuna maki (best!) and uni, of course! K even let me have his share of uni sushi, a sign of true love right! That said, we agree that the shari is too dry and the finale of tamago is forgettable.

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