Ee Ling Guay @eerational

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Paused for a quick tea break with my all-time favourite milk tea drink after scouring Narita duty-free for chocolate Yoku Moku. Unfortunately they only have the regular flavour now :(
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Paused for a quick tea break with my all-time favourite milk tea drink after scouring Narita duty-free for chocolate Yoku Moku. Unfortunately they only have the regular flavour now :(

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Went back to Ippudo for my last dinner in Tokyo, just to eat those almond noodles again (which apparently is available at the MBS Ippudo). Decided to try the seasonal special this time - thick noodles in a soy-pumpkin broth. Don't know if it was my imagination, but there was a faint taste of curry flavour in the soup, and on the whole it felt like some kinda fusion noodle dish. The toppings were fresh and it was a pretty tasty bowl but I found myself wishing I had gone with the standard ramen... #ramen #ippudo #food
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Went back to Ippudo for my last dinner in Tokyo, just to eat those almond noodles again (which apparently is available at the MBS Ippudo). Decided to try the seasonal special this time - thick noodles in a soy-pumpkin broth. Don't know if it was my imagination, but there was a faint taste of curry flavour in the soup, and on the whole it felt like some kinda fusion noodle dish. The toppings were fresh and it was a pretty tasty bowl but I found myself wishing I had gone with the standard ramen... #ramen #ippudo #food

Headed to Taimeiken for my penultimate lunch in Tokyo, because no trip here is complete without having the tampopo omurice. Luxuriously soft eggs, tangy ketchup and fried rice coated with that same ketchup = a slice of heaven on a plate. 
#omurice #food #japanesefood
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Headed to Taimeiken for my penultimate lunch in Tokyo, because no trip here is complete without having the tampopo omurice. Luxuriously soft eggs, tangy ketchup and fried rice coated with that same ketchup = a slice of heaven on a plate. #omurice #food #japanesefood

The main course was a huge yakitori don with a giant tsukune (chicken meatball), assorted grilled chicken, egg and minced chicken on top of rice drenched in sweet yakitori sauce.

It was delicious, especially the tsukune and the minced chicken but I couldn't finish all the chicken because it was a bit too much fat and too rich for my taste. It's probably best shared between two or more people as it's too much for one person. (Pardon the bad photos, lighting was kinda poor there.) #chicken #grilledchicken #yakitori #hiddenfind
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The main course was a huge yakitori don with a giant tsukune (chicken meatball), assorted grilled chicken, egg and minced chicken on top of rice drenched in sweet yakitori sauce. It was delicious, especially the tsukune and the minced chicken but I couldn't finish all the chicken because it was a bit too much fat and too rich for my taste. It's probably best shared between two or more people as it's too much for one person. (Pardon the bad photos, lighting was kinda poor there.) #chicken #grilledchicken #yakitori #hiddenfind

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Made my way down to Yamazaru at Azabu-juban to try this yakitori don I saw on a list of donburis. There's no English menu and the staff don't know any English, so quite a bit of gesturing and Google Translate was needed.

They asked if I wanted an appetiser and I said yes, not knowing what it was. I'm glad I said yes, because it turned out to be some kind of delicious seafood soup - shrimps, clams, scallops and veggies in a sweet, clear broth. 
#food #seafood #hiddenfind
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Made my way down to Yamazaru at Azabu-juban to try this yakitori don I saw on a list of donburis. There's no English menu and the staff don't know any English, so quite a bit of gesturing and Google Translate was needed. They asked if I wanted an appetiser and I said yes, not knowing what it was. I'm glad I said yes, because it turned out to be some kind of delicious seafood soup - shrimps, clams, scallops and veggies in a sweet, clear broth. #food #seafood #hiddenfind

Finally got to eat the udon at Tsurutontan! Just gotta love the amazingly soft udon, comforting broth I can't get enough of, and the ginormous fried tofu chock-full of umami-sweet flavour. So. Good.

#food #udon
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Finally got to eat the udon at Tsurutontan! Just gotta love the amazingly soft udon, comforting broth I can't get enough of, and the ginormous fried tofu chock-full of umami-sweet flavour. So. Good. #food #udon

Came across this place selling just one item - apple pie - near Ikebukuro station and it smelled so good I had to try it. And of course it was gooood. The superbly buttery and flaky crust combined with the sweet apple and custard filling = simple pleasure at its best. 
#dessert #applepie #simplepleasures
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Came across this place selling just one item - apple pie - near Ikebukuro station and it smelled so good I had to try it. And of course it was gooood. The superbly buttery and flaky crust combined with the sweet apple and custard filling = simple pleasure at its best. #dessert #applepie #simplepleasures

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Ended off the meal with a frozen rice cola and strawberry dessert - the rice cola was very interesting - slightly fizzy water without being too sweet. I had to eat this slowly to avoid giving myself a brain freeze.

#dessert #sweetstuff
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Ended off the meal with a frozen rice cola and strawberry dessert - the rice cola was very interesting - slightly fizzy water without being too sweet. I had to eat this slowly to avoid giving myself a brain freeze. #dessert #sweetstuff

And of course I had the ebi tempura roll - crispy seaweed, ebi mayo and ebi tempura? Yes please.

Also had the chawanmushi "risotto" - found out that they call it that because it has cheese and rice inside!

#sushi
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And of course I had the ebi tempura roll - crispy seaweed, ebi mayo and ebi tempura? Yes please. Also had the chawanmushi "risotto" - found out that they call it that because it has cheese and rice inside! #sushi

Sushi galore at Kura Sushi today - most things are just ¥108 a plate, including the ootoro which I thought was really good for the price. I had two plates 😃
#sushi #ootoro
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Sushi galore at Kura Sushi today - most things are just ¥108 a plate, including the ootoro which I thought was really good for the price. I had two plates 😃 #sushi #ootoro

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The other reason to go back to Ippudo would be this awesome almond pudding dessert, in the form of noodles. The "noodles" have a great bite and are very slurpable, and it's in this milky broth that has just the right amount of sweetness. It's a super refreshing dessert and I have to say it has dethroned the Ichiran matcha pudding as my favourite chain restaurant dessert. So. Good.

#dessert #food
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The other reason to go back to Ippudo would be this awesome almond pudding dessert, in the form of noodles. The "noodles" have a great bite and are very slurpable, and it's in this milky broth that has just the right amount of sweetness. It's a super refreshing dessert and I have to say it has dethroned the Ichiran matcha pudding as my favourite chain restaurant dessert. So. Good. #dessert #food

Had a sudden craving for ramen so I decided to try Ippudo this time. I like thin noodles, but these were a bit too firm for me and the chashu was unremarkable. The soup, however, was marvellous - packed full of flavour and I would come back just for the soup.

I ordered a half ramen set so I could try a side dish - dumplings with a ton of coriander, which was a surprisingly great combo.

#ramen #food
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Had a sudden craving for ramen so I decided to try Ippudo this time. I like thin noodles, but these were a bit too firm for me and the chashu was unremarkable. The soup, however, was marvellous - packed full of flavour and I would come back just for the soup. I ordered a half ramen set so I could try a side dish - dumplings with a ton of coriander, which was a surprisingly great combo. #ramen #food

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