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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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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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We were so lucky to try this coffee soy kakigori! It was off the menu and I’m thankful that the staff kindly agreed to make it for us. The topping is soooo good! (so-so ice)

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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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I have been stalking K-Vincent website religiously for a couple of weeks now because they are one of the most elusive patisseries I know of! That’s because they only open for business a few days per month and will release opening dates randomly. I finally managed to drop by on one such rare occasion (yay!), queued for almost an hour (nay!), and snagged three cakes — Chocolate Amer, Chocolate Mille-feuille, and the biggest Mont Blanc ever. All are good though not outstanding, handmade and rustic in looks (not super refined), and I guess this is a valuable lesson of diminishing returns as my eyes are way bigger than my stomach and I couldn’t finish them all, sob.

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Cityshop Deli is my favourite salad shop in Tokyo but now I’ve found a close second at PULP Deli & Cafe パルプ デリ&カフェ! Newly opened at Shibuya Cast (take exit 13 from Shibuya train station), it offers a DIY custom deli plate which adds a lot of points for fussy eaters like me. Their broccoli with ricotta cheese is the best and I’m going to have two servings of that next time!

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Ok I wasn’t intending to eat cakes today (it’s eat-clean Monday!) but I had to go to the bank in Shinjuku and you know, Isetan with the Mont St Clair pop-up booth is so near. Couldn’t resist sugar, I’m weak like that haha. This time I found a stunning gem in the orange mont blanc cake! Oh my, so glad I tried this (the guy before me bought the last one yesterday so this is fate!!), the balance between chestnut and citrusy orange is incredibly delicate. There’s also a hazelnut cake in the background but it pales in comparison because chestnut wins anytime!

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Mont St Clair モンサンクレール is one of the top rated patisseries in Tokyo and it’s easy to see (or rather, taste) why. Other than Hidemi Sugino (my favourite place for mousse cakes), Mont St Clair’s cake is one of the lightest I’ve ever had. This one has both chocolate and vanilla cream, topped off with a crunchy brûléed layer. Now I’m curious about the other cakes this place has to offer…

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