I had my Pancake Ala Mode Chocolate Chips Caramel Cream at DIESEL CAFE: Glorious Chain Cafe, Shibuya as a treat❤️
Seolleongtang at Ichiryu Bekkan, Akasaka
Authentic Korean Food at Korean Town in Akasaka.
We caught a taxi and so happen that a driver is Korean.
Korean taxi driver certified the restaurant: Ichiryu Bekkan.
A taxi driver introduced another Korean restaurant to us.
Looks good and need to come back again.
Lunch @ Rasa Malaysia Cuisine Ginza
I cannot visit Malaysia so I went to Rasa Malaysia Cuisine Ginza for lunch to TASTE MALAYSIA. LOL
Menu: Char Koay Teow, Golden Shredded Egg Prawn and Lemon Plum Juice.
Lunch at Ginza Espero
I had a Spanish food for lunch at Ginza Espero.
Each of us can select a dish from 4 categories to customize our own lunch.
The cost efficiency is definitely high and all delicious!
Later I became busy posting about the restaurant and food on Instagram and Twitter (I started recently at both @sonokotchi ) to get a complementary sherry and rum raisins ice cream.
Ow this was worth troubling for.
Well later I noticed my mistake.
The restaurant asked for #銀座エスペロ in Japanese, but I #espero and #ginza separately and in English. Ooops
But I managed to get yummy ice cream. Yeah
I am Mike
My Uncle called me for Uber Eats service.
My uncle misses his childhood food: Jojoen Jo-Karubi (supreme short rib) and kimchi.
I also brought Almond Rinchou (Ring chou a la creme).
My Uncle is very happy.
I met his new partner: Mike
She is a Japanese cat, Mike-Neko (three types of coloured Hair Cat).
Nice meeting you; pls entertain my Uncle
Peaceful Town: Matsuzaka, Nishi-Izu
I immediately line this town.
Crab on the street.
Old fashion building with Namako Kabe (Sea Cucumber Wall).
Nice dinner at Shinsai Kuon.
Be careful with Wasabi Edamame (Wasabi young Soy Beans). It really hit you.
All others are also nice.
There was an antique cashier that can work today.
There is a traditional post.
And this is my BGM for a night.
It’s not far from Tokyo; It takes 3:30 hrs.
It’s worth coming
Quiet Nights in Tokyo
The night of Tokyo is known for its brightness: neons and signboards.
However, government requested restaurants in Tokyo area to close at 8 pm (last order for food and drinks at 7 pm) during the State of Emergency.
The signboard says
“Due to a request for shortening operation hours
19:00 hrs Last Order
20:00 hrs Close“
Tokyo will be quiet for a month.
Hopefully, the State of Emergency would be lifted in one month.
Tokyo is known for a populated place.
Currently, it’s obviously NOT TOKYO that I know of.
Toranomon Hills, Toranomon, Tokyo
The first Toranomon Hills (Tower) was opened on 11 June 2014.
This is my first visit to Toranomon Hills.
Therefore, this is my first to meet Toranomon.
The second tower, Toranomon Hills Business Tower, was recently opened on 11 June 2020 and there would be additional two Toranomon Hills tower for residential and station by 2022.
I went to Toranomon Yokocho where 26 restaurants are located in a block or one floor.
We hopped restraints to enjoy few dishes.
We had pork skewers at Torishige.
There is a distiller for gin: Sake Shokudo Toranomon Joryusho (Liquor Restaurant Toranomon Distiller.
I had Mojito, and
Gifu Lavender Gin
If you want to have varieties of bites; this would be a place.
She is a great guide!
She also took me to one of iconic public arts: 10 m high sculpture “Roots” by Jaume Plensa.
New Normal: New Style Buffet Lunch at Cascade, ANA Intercontinental Tokyo
I had JPY 20,000 (USD 200) worth of vouchers from ANA.
I’ve decided to take my niece for lunch buffet at Cascade, ANA Intercontinental Tokyo.
It’s new style (New Normal) because some dishes are ordered base and cart delivery base to control Mitsu (crowd).
We all enjoyed food and desserts
We all also received Panda Baum (cake) for a souvenir.
My niece enjoyed it very much.
I think I used my voucher wisely.
Totally Eel Day
21 July 2020 was this year’s Doyo no Ushi.
Doyo no Ushi is a date for Chinese calendar; therefore, the date for western calendar changes every year.
On Doyo no Ushi, we have a custom to eat Unagi (Eel).
We believe eel is energy food and we encourage to eat eel during summer when we lose energy.
I had my belated Doyo no Ushi (Eel’s day) on 22 July 2020 at Chikuyotei, Ginza for lunch.
It was nice and surely I gained some energy.
When I returned home, Mom reported she bought Eel Obento (take away) for dinner at our family restaurant, Shojikiya, Roppongi.
It reminded me of my grandpa.
We talked about him and memories with him while having our dinner.
I like eel so I don’t mind to have it for two continuous meals.
Each restaurant has different taste (character) on food even though it’s the same dish.
I think I managed to gain energy which I need it for now.