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Zoe Raymond|Fitness & Yoga|Beauty & Fashion

What we ate on my Babymoon in Tokyo!

Cause we had so much food cause my husband was determined to feed me with good food. Our gynae suggested I eat more meat and that Japan could help me improve my appetite, we had more than 3 meals a day for a few days in Tokyo!

Didn't take much photos of our meals this trip, they were mostly on Instagram-stories! As we didn't run on an itinerary as well, I am trying my best to remember the names and addresses of the places we have been to that are worth visiting! (:

First meal on JAL. How pretty is this!!

First meal upon arrival in Tokyo! It was only 11am but never too early for Ichiran Ramen which had no queues! We went to the Shinjuku outlet.

Didn't make a trip to Osaka this time, but it's okay cause there is Odaiba Takoyaki Museum, a street food theme park at Decks Tokyo Beach Shopping Mall.
Address: 4th Floor, Seaside Mall, Decks Tokyo Beach shopping mall, Odaiba, Tokyo
Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:00

The boy wanted some yakitori for dinner so we went to Yūrakuchō Station where there were rows and rows of yakitori stalls!
Here's what we ordered! I wanted some salad but they only served it with seafood, so we ordered it anyway. It came with so much raw fish and seafood so I had to fish them out. A lot went to waste cause Alvin didn't like raw squid and some of the sashimi they gave.

The sashimi platter was Alvin's own. Thankfully, I have never been a fan of sashimi so it wasn't tough for me to be in Japan haha!

The gyoza so so good! Love that it's slightly burnt haha!

Alvin's favorite Shio Grilled Squid.

One of the ramen Oil Noodles stall we went to in Shibuya. This meal made me dread ramen so badly for the rest of the trip cause the portion was wayyyyyyyyyy too much! The Japanese men who were sitting behind ordered an extra portion of noodles for themselves and the Japanese lady next to us finished her bowl! Both Alvin and I could only manage half a bowl :X

Alvin's biru that came in a nicely chilled mug!

Wanted to go for this Gyu-shige Yakiniku last year when Christine and Mabs were in Japan too. But they landed too late and all we witnessed was the store owner closing the doors! Jermaine and Melvin highly recommended this place cause it's cheap!
We spent about $50 at the store for about 10 slices of these beef, 1 bibimbap which came with a big bowl of seaweed soup and a plate of kimchi assorted vegetables! This shop is very accessible, it is the first few shops from the main entrance as you walk in from the Shibuya crossing!

Address: 22-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0042
Opening Hours: 5PM–12AM
Phone: +81 3-5728-3128

One of my favorite meals this trip was this okonomiyaki and yakisoba meal which we queued almost 45 minutes for! It was a small restaurant, Okonomiyaki Kiji Shinagawa, in an office building.

Fresh and sweet Japanese tomatoes!! Also ordered a salad with white baits.
We were too ambitious by ordering by okonomiyaki and yakisoba. We couldn't finish them but didn't want to pack them back cause it won't be nice when it's cold anyway.
 We ordered the bacon and mushroom okonomiyaki
Seafood yakisoba that had scallops too!

Okonomiyaki Kiji Shinagawa
Address: Japan, 〒108-0075 Tokyo, 港区港南2丁目3−13
Opening Hours: 11AM–3PM, 5–11PM
Phone: +81 3-6712-0256

Lunch at Asakusa cause we wanted to visit Sensoji! Alvin just randomly googled what's good there and we were outside this little store, Masaru which only had about 15 seats and we were lucky to be there at about 11AM and got the first seating yay!
Never really enjoyed fried tempura/ tendon but this stall used really fresh and high quality fish. There was 3 kinds of fish and a prawn tempura in the bowl.  2 of the fish were catch of the day if I am not wrong and the 3rd was eel.
Alvin enjoyed it so much too that he wrote a review on Trip Advisor!

"I don’t normally eat Tempura, but this is really something special. Lunch costs 3700 yen a bowl, and comes with Japanese tiger prawn, sea eel and big-eyed flathead fish. The sauce is on the lighter side, which gives enough flavour without overpowering the freshness of the seafood. The restaurant opens at 11am, and it’s worth being there before that to catch the first seating."

Address: 1-32-2 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone: +81 3-3841-8356

Alvin's initial plan was shabu shabu but the shop was closed when we were there on Cultural Day, a public holiday for Japan. So we ended up at Alvin's 2nd choice for dinner, Soba! The chef was making fresh soba and all that walked by could see him do his thing!
It was cold that evening so I ordered soba soup which I really regretted! It was already soft when it arrived and softer after I took some photos hahaha! And I am that kind of girl who ordered extra hard noodles at ichiran so yeah!! Alvin gave me a mouth of his and woahh, it is soooo good! Firm and delicious! Haha!

He also ordered a portion of lotus root for me which was 700yen?! I wouldn't pay $9 for 5 slices of lotus root which I didn't find extra yummy or sweet haha! He is always trying to order the best food for me, a person who can't really appreciate good food. Sigh :X

Cup Noodles Museum!! Alvin and I made 1 cup each and look! Our ingredients were totally different. That's our taste for food haha! His had prawns, meat while mine was egg, vegetables and some fishcake and only in my cup cause it is of a cute chicken design!
Cup Noodles Museum
Address: 2 Chome-3-4 Shinko, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0001, Japan Opening Hours: 10AM–6PM
Phone: +81 45-345-0918

Our most expensive meal in Tokyo for our last day. Alvin's shabu shabu which he didn't have the other day!
We had a course dinner which started with a freshly fried prawn tempura with curry powder, never enjoyed but it was really good!

We also had a plate of Sashimi which Alvin wiped out, so I had edamame by myself, cooked oyster and then the highlight of the meal! We had our 10 slices of high quality beef which the owner said was from Kyoto. Look at the marbling!!
There were 2 different dressings we can switch about. The owner suggested us to alternate! The other dressing is their sesame sauce dressing!
The meal ended with noodles that Alvin wiped out himself cause my tummy was over the limit and melon with sorbet which I loveeee the melon! So so so good!

The sorbet was not actually sorbet, looked like but tasted nothing like it. It was melon ice cream, too sweet that I couldn't take more than a lick.

Last savoury meal was back on JAL. No matter how tired, I need to take a photo of the meal cause see! So pretty and intricate!

We also had a fair share of sweet desserts this trip! My husband loves desserts and I am guilty of never accompanying him for them. But recently after I got pregnant, I have been craving for more sweets, not a lot more but enough to follow him for some! Hahaha!

We went for Gram Souffle Pancakes after our Harajuku photoshoot. Since we were in Harajuku in the morning, we were 3rd in line for Gram! They only serve 60 portions a day and the 1st 2 customers in front of us and those in line, order 1 portion each! Lucky we didn't, cause these 3 pancakes were a little too much for us already. I struggled to finish 1.
We ordered a savory one to share as well. We had to order 1 item per person. The pancakes on this plate were bad. They were tough and Alvin only ate half a pancake. We wasted 2.5 pancakes. They didn't serve it with butter as well, so it was pretty plain. The soup wasn't to our liking too, can't put a finger to what it was. Like corn with tomatoes or some sort, and it was written on the menu as well, to what soup it was haha! Only thing good on the plate to Alvin was those thick slices of ham and the to me, that salad! :D

Cafe & Pancake Gram
Address: Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 1 Chome−9−30 
Opening Hours: 11AM–9PM 
Phone: +81 3-6804-3399

Heard and seen so much about Dominique Ansel Bakery, so we took a stroll to the shop. 

Their famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot.

I had 2 small bites of the S'more while Alvin finished the whole thing. It had ice cream in it so it was not too bad. But we couldn't finish the Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot. It was thick and too much for us. I finished the milk though haha!

Dominique Ansel Bakery
Address: 5 Chome-7-14 Jingumae, 渋谷区 Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Opening Hours: 10AM–7PM
Phone: +81 3-3486-1329

Lunch was at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse after our visit to the Cup Noodles Museum. It was quite a walk to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse! That day, in fact, we walked so so so so much! It was 2KM from the train station to the cup noodles museum, another 800M to the Warehouse and another 800M to Chinatown!

Alvin had Chirashi don (normal so I didn't take a photo hahaha!) But I took photo of my crepe from Crepe Don! :D

Desserts at Racines Waffle & Fros. This fruit waffle and milk tea cost $20+! I don't usually buy sweets so to me it's expensive haha but Alvin said it's not "cause so many fruits leh!"
There were mango, strawberry, blueberries, banana, raspberry and maybe 1-2 more fruits in there!
And there, a heart shaped strawberry!
Ending the food post with one of our many funny conversations.
Zoe: How many pieces of waffles were there?
Alvin: 8?
Zoe: Ooohh how many did you eat?
Alvin: Maybe 4? 
Zoe: But I only ate 2! 
Alvin: !!!! Why you eat so slow?!!
So... the husband unknowingly ate 6 pieces hahaha!

Yokohama City Shin-ko Naka-ku 1-1-1 Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse 1F 
Opening Hours: 11: 00 ~ 20: 00
Phone: 045-263-9080

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