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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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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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Like Midori SushiUoriki 魚力 is one of those reliably good sushi joints reserved for days when I just want sushi and I don’t feel like exploring somewhere new. Tourists flock here (it’s Shibuya!!), but locals dine here as well so I won’t say it’s super touristy. The menu has a selection of fixed sushi platters and dons but I prefer ordering my favourites a la carte — anago, chutoro, hotate, kani, uni, negitoro, otoro, tamago, ikura, ebi. Sounds good right! Very pleased with my choices except kani and ebi (not fresh enough) so will skip those next time.

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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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I love kaiten sushi (conveyor belt sushi) in Japan. Of course, not every kaiten sushi restaurant is good; I do my research and you should too. The rewards: affordable prices, good quality, and fun interactions with the chef.

I go to Shibuya Hikarie quite often and ぐろ問屋 三浦三崎港 is a great find. As the name suggests, maguro (tuna) is the signature and I love the negitoro gunkan! The amount of negitoro is insane; I couldn’t stuff the whole sushi into my mouth. Kudos to you if you can!

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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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