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Brought K to my favourite sushiya — literally Sushiya! After my wonderful dinner barely a month ago, I had high expectations and didn’t leave disappointed. Almost every piece was a hit, except the chewy squid despite Chef’s superb knife skill. And this time, I requested for two unagi — one lightly glazed, the other sprinkled with shio and yuzu zest. Bliss!

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I’m so happy today! K came to visit on my 65th day in Tokyo, finally!!

First meal after he landed was at Le Spuntik, a 1* Michelin restaurant that’s been raved about online. Fantastic value for lunch but I won’t be heading back any time soon. It was a painfully dragged out meal with long pauses in between courses as it seemed like the kitchen was unable to handle 12 diners all at once. The service staff was apologetic but there was nothing she could do. That said, I must note down my favourite dish — mushroom crepe with poached egg and shaved truffles. Everything is made with mushroom, including the crepe and ice cream, so creative!

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Now that I’ve kind of settled down in Tokyo, I’m starting a hobby (haha) to explore the higher end restaurants, from sushi to French fine dining. Abysse アビス is top on my list because it specialises in seasonal seafood (rare that there’s no meat) and also secures a Michelin star in less than a year after opening.

There’s definitely more hits than misses: addictive aonori seaweed sablés topped with caviar, thinly sliced squid (still too chewy), fried baby aji fish with mountain vegetables, super rich bouillabaisse, amadai with crispy scales (my favourite!), pistachio jelly (I specially requested for this after stalking IG pics and it’s crazy nutty for a jelly!) and gyokuro crumbles with prized sato-nishiki cherries and vanilla cream. Of special mention is the excellent service! After chatting and knowing about Matchaya, my waiter even brews a pot of gyokuro for me at the end of my meal. Perfect.

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Happy birthday to me!!! I’m all ready to splurge in omakase style at Sushiya すし家, one of the up and coming artisan sushi restaurants in Tokyo. Chef Takao speaks good English so that’s a plus! Dinner consists of 10 otsumami and 13 pieces of sushi before ending with a slice of pudding-like tamago #mindblown

I love everything except the hirame (flounder) and ika (not a fan of squid) sushi. The otsumami are wonderful: water shield (amazing texture, we drank it like a soup), shiroebi with fish guts (sounds gross but tasty), kegani (hairy crab peeled and stuffed back into the shell!), hotaru ika (one of the highlights for me as it’s my first time trying firefly squid), bafun uni, aburi bonito, toro cheek (this is so tender!), ankimo liver, grilled nodoguro and the signature aged mackerel roll.

Then the sushi other than flounder and ika (both too chewy): buri (yellowtail), masa (the trout looks dark because Chef dunks the whole thing in a bowl of marinade), three cuts of tuna (I really really like the tuna cuts here; even the leanest akami sushi melts in the mouth, let alone chutoro and otoro), ebi, kohada (another first for me!), aji, baby scallop, uni (amazingly clean tasting, I’ve never had uni like this before), anago and lastly the tamago.

Omg the tamago! I want two next time! (hinting to K hahaha because I’ve made a reservation for us next week yay!)

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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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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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