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Think of chazuke as porridge; it’s literally pouring dashi soup (or sometimes tea) over cooked rice. We found Komeraku こめらく at the foodcourt of Tokyo Dome City and although I shouldn’t be by now (hey I’m in Japan!), I was still pleasantly surprised by how good and wholesome my negitoro with onsen egg chazuke don was. By the way, this is a chain restaurant so you can also find outlets at Shinjuku and Ginza etc.

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44 days since moving to Tokyo and tonight is one of the best I have so far in terms of company! We brought an American guest to izakaya Uoshin Ginza 魚真 銀座店 and as you can imagine, the sake/beer/umeshu (that last girly drink is for me!) flow steadily along with an array of delicious “bar grub”. Assorted sashimi, nokezushi, kegani, simmered nodoguro, fried potato shreds salad, now excuse me while I go into #foodgoma

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This Tsujiri 辻利 is not the same Tsujiri in Singapore. A long established teahouse in Uji, it has opened a take-away outlet at the newest chi-chi mall in Tokyo — Ginza Six. An exclusive to said mall, the “extra rich” matcha soft serve is expectedly good but I’m one of those annoying customers who want a stronger dose of matcha ha.

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K and I once queued at Midori Sushi Ginza 梅丘寿司の美登利銀座店 for more than 2 hours omg. The quality is not worth such a long queue but I guess we like to do crazy things like that. Compared to the kaiten sister restaurant, I prefer the “proper” sushi branches because the set menu is of great value and the staff is always willing to accommodate my un-Japanese-ish “I want to change A for B” requests. My first visit to Midori was in 2011 and kudos to them for maintaining the consistency over the years. Anago, chutoro and the complimentary kani miso salad are the best here!

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Hi I’m back in Tokyo! The first thing I crave for is not sushi or sashimi but unagi. I really love those slippery fatty eels so much! A colleague brought an American guest and I to めぐろ大黒屋, an unagi specialty shop near the office and my unagi don totally fix my craving, thank you eel you didn’t die for nothing!

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Why is it that I find such a fab restaurant on my second last day in Seattle?! Shaker + Spear is all about seafood paired simply with fresh and regional ingredients; exactly my kind of place. My sage arctic char with cauliflower, polenta and tapenade looks so beautifully and tastes even better! I’m making a mental note to come back here on my next trip.

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Yes yes, it’s a post about Frankie & Jo’s again. To be fair, they launch a few seasonal flavours every month so I have to try May flavours before I leave Seattle! Made with fair trade organic beans and cinnamon, the new coffee ice cream has swirls of creamy dulce de leche and chunks of chewy almond shortbread in it. Soooo good, especially when paired with my usual scoops of chocolate date and salty caramel ash!

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