Monday, 13 June 2016
Once you begin to explore Japanese cuisines in Japan itself , and not just limit yourself to all the familiar dishes , you will discover that the variety is not only vast , sometimes certain dishes are consumed with more gusto than others , as it coincides with seasonal change and therefore helps the body to a certain extent , cope , adjust and rejuvenate .
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Last time I was in Terminal 2 , I ended up raving over one place . In the end , I think some of you actually went through my post on that particular restaurant facing the runway , because when I went back to look for it , there was a large Malaysian halal certified logo up at the entrance .
Good news for Moslem clients in search of a good halal Japanese meal , but
a major turn off for me , since I know that the taste will be highly affected when that happens cos there are simply some ingredients one cannot omit or else it won't taste the same .
If I never ate here before , that will be fine by me ....I might give it a try , but because I did eat here before that sign went up , I have the choice to walk away . Which I did. Because I'm not going to pay for a meal which might end up making me feel pissed off .
Yeah , this is the dilemma which food operators may face when they want to cater to the Halal segment . You gain a whole new market but you might end up loosing your former patrons .
Thus I headed towards Terminal 1 and after a bit of wandering found this completely non halal outlet called Arashi .
Narita is known amongst most travellers as an international gateway into Tokyo .
But not many know what the town is famous for .
Grilled eels .
There are 2 eel restaurants within a stones throw of each other , more small ones further away and open for business at night.
Right now, I've reached Kawatoyo Honten first , so I'm gonna take a look around .
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
For the sake of getting this collection , I was determined to hunt down the local outlet on Day 1 of my arrival , just to scoop these precious babies up .
They survived all the hotels I checked into and eventual connecting flights and journeyed all the way home....intact , with not a corner chipped .
It was impervious to get them in L.A. as NYC does not have any outlet yet ( closest is Washington D.C. ) and Tokyo is just known for the Sanrio and My Melody collection .
Maybe one day , they will head to our shores ....
...just like this Owl set which was originally spotted in Seoul , Korea .
Monday, 30 May 2016
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
On the 5th leg of my journey from JFK to Narita, somehow , somewhere , one of the airport handlers managed to completely ruin my favourite travel bag . After 2 to 3 rounds of negotiating with the airport authorities till my brains were fried , I was forced to change my plan to stay in Tokyo .
Narita seemed like a less crazy path to take . Was just thinking about spending 1 night before moving into Tokyo , however , I enjoyed the stay here so much , I made my mind up to linger on for a couple more .