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Oh man, the beautiful aroma when my uni omelette was served. I really wish you can smell it! うに屋のあまごころ at Tokyo Station specializes in uni and the menu is all about sea urchin. I was plenty pleased with my choice — fluffy and runny ふわふわ omelette topped with briny uni sauce (though the piece of uni ain’t worth raving about). So much love for this and less than half the price of Mercer Brunch’s!

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Libertable‘s porcini mushroom mont blanc was ok but I like the “veggie in cakes” concept enough to give it another go. This time, the dark chocolate with black truffle cake got to me. In a good way. It’s such a dramatic cake; both sweet and savoury flavours are so wonderfully balanced.

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I have very fond memories of Shake Shack. When K and I went to Tokyo in April last year, Shake Shack Ebisu had just opened for a couple of days and there was a huge hype (= long queue) as usual with the Japanese. We dragged our luggage over for our first meal after landing and spent almost S$80 on fast food! To be fair, we ordered a lot so the cost was kind of justifiable — 2 burgers, 2 milkshakes, 1 cheese fries, 3 concrete sundaes. Satisfaction level was 100%.

Fast forward one year. This time I met my visiting Matchaya crew member and I didn’t go loco with ordering. A cheesy ‘Shroom Burger and black sesame milkshake (can be stronger in goma flavour but what a brilliant idea!) later, I left feeling 100% satisfied too.

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If you saw my IG stories or if we are FB friends, you would know that I trained out of Tokyo to Satte, Saitama, for the most beautiful view of canola fields flanked with rows and rows of sakura trees! Truly breathtaking and it made me so happy!

Ok, back to food. Most people go for bento boxes when taking train rides in Japan but I prefer the simple tamago sando (egg sandwich) from Amanoya 天のや. Ignore the dry bread; just focus on the custardy egg slathered with an addictive wasabi mayo spread. Too much love for this.

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I plan all my meals. Like seriously, ALL. Impromptu is not in my vocabulary because life is too short for mediocre food. So I took a big risk (yes I exaggerate ha) when I stepped into Patisserie Cacahouete Paris パティスリー カカオエット・パリ as this was not on my to-go list. But I couldn’t resist when I saw so many locals queuing! Walked out with a crunchy chocolate cake with mango, a lovely pairing which I really like. Anyway, this place is apparently famous for their cubed cream puffs (there’s pistachio!), should I try that next hmm.

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This is how a sushi chef (who previously trained at two Michelin ** Harutaka) presents a fish burger: no frills, no fries, just a solid good burger on a clean white plate.

At Deli Fu Cious デリファシャス, the signature kobuzime fish burger is every bit as delicious as those online raves say — even David Chang approves on his IG! Chef cooks everything upon order so this may be the freshest burger I’ve eaten to date. Mine was with sawara (鰆 or Spanish mackerel) fillet but it changes occasionally, depending on what’s fresh in the market. Will be back to try the tamago and anago tempura “dogs” (instead of hot dogs, get it?) for sure!

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Lunching around Meguro is great as there are a lot of options and the office lunch crowd is not as crazy as the CBD area. My Japanese colleagues brought me to つきはし, a restaurant hidden on L4 of a building (sorry I don’t know the name). People who work around here obviously know this place; it was packed and we snagged the last table yay. My negitoro don was wonderful with plenty of leeks (which I love), natto, tororo (gooey grated yam) and a gorgeous onsen egg. 1,000円 well spent!

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