Eat Tokyo!

April 17, 2013 in Bon Cheesepetit / Japan

After fashion, of course there’s food! :D

Every time i post a food picture on Instagram, confirm i will receive at least 5 “ewww“s and “gross“s no matter what food it is! (including Mango shaved ice, believe it or not!!)

But to be fair to people who are not familiar with Asian food (most of the commenters are Western), it indeed might look a bit gross. But here are some of the noms i had in Tokyo, and i will introduce them! :D

#1

First meal in the morning!

It was cold and rainy the first morning and i had to rush to Yoyogi Park to meet RinRin for hanami (sakura viewing) so this is an instant tummy warmer! It’s called Corn Potashu (corn soup), and bought it for 90 yen from the combini (convenient store).

 

#2

This is a night time favorite! It’s called Oden.

Although this one was in a proper restaurant, most of the time we buy it in combini for emergency meal/midnight snack! It’s braised radish, eggs, and other stuff (you get to choose whatever you want), and very very calorie saving. For example Konnyaku is 0 cal!

 

#3

I didn’t buy this but this pic was one of the most LIKED pics on my Instagram.

 

#4

Shiroi Ichigo (White strawberry)

I don’t think this is Pineberry because it looks very very different from Pineberry. Plus it’s mostly pink and not pure white. It’s crazy expensive, RinRin and i bought two for ¥1260 (more than RM20 each) but it was so limited edition and cute the novelty alone was worth RM20 lol.

Many of you asked me how it tastes like, well it may look sour but it’s actually even sweeter than red strawberries :D :D. But it also taste a little lighter and smoother!

#4b

This is how it looks inside!

See the texture quite different right!

#5

Cabbage is spring’s seasonal specialty in Japan, so there are cabbage hotpots everywhere :D

It is super healthy and tastes very light at first, but the danna looooves to add Mostu (it’s pork or beef… guts? I think?), which is one of the grossest looking thing i’ve seen, and i refused to eat it at first, but it tasted sooooooo good once i had the guts (HAHAH sorry) to try it. And it’s apparently full of natural collagen!

 

#6

Misha brought us to her fav restaurant because she loves her veggies.

This dish is purely just fresh veggies steamed, and dipped with salt powder or Yuzu pepper to your liking. We just savored it piece by piece and went “hmmmmm” the entire time until the last bit. I really never thought veggies could taste so good one.

 

#7

One of my fav Japanese style western dish is Hamburg steak! From 76 Cafe at Omotesando <3

#8

Cabbage risotto from 76 cafe too. This was SO. GOOD. i immediately wanted to order a second plate T___T. And then i regretted i didn’t because i probably can’t eat it anymore the next time i go back since this is also a spring limited edition T___T

 

#9

Did i mention how much i LOVE risotto???

This was from an Italian restaurant in Shibuya, it was very very good too! It’s a Tai (a kind of fish) soup risotto.

 

#10

We also had sauteed avocado bacon. Very very good too T___T

 

#11

Toridon (chicken rice bowl) at Sukiya!!!

With the deflation and super competitiveness between all the Gyudon shops (Sukiya/Yoshinoya/Matsuya… etc), the price is now as low as  ¥200 (RM6+) emp2emp2emp2emp2

And with the yen going lower and lower, everything in Japan is like on 30% discount :D :D :D

 

Oh ya and i did i mention one thing i cannot live without in Japan is their eggs T___T.

For some reason right, their eggs all have white shells (the ones in malaysia are beige), and their yolks are super rich orangy color instead of the pale yellow i normally have.

And they are also super round! FYI if the yolk is flat, it is very not fresh, so avoid eating eggs with flat yolks! Just so you know nao! :D

I can go on and on and on about eggs! But i also had very horrible egg incident in Bali, probably was salmonella.  T__T The two of us went down for one whole week.

#12

And i only dare to eat raw eggs in Japan cuz so far so good!

This is a yolk separator from Sukiya! You separate the white so you can top the yolk on the rice bowl like the above pic. But i felt the white was super wasted so i added it into my soup wtf.

 

#13

This is called Peko chan no hoppe (Peko’s cheek)

I had it once when i was in Nagoya and have not seen it ever.

It’s just a spongey cake with custard filling inside and it’s so fluffy and soft. It’s quite hard to find so i was super happy when i found it in very kampung area lol.

 

#14

Most of you know about Ippudo Ramen right???

This is their dried snack lolol

 

#15

Mentaiko Motsu Nabe

Another Cabbage Motsu hot pot, but topped with gloooooooorious mentaiko <3 <3 <3

 

#16

This one is a MUST. Although i have another fav ramen chain, this is so far the best rated by ALL my friends who have visited Japan. It is called Ichiran, and you can find one in most areas in Tokyo (Harajuku/Roppongi etc).

 

#17

One of my fav breakfast place at Omotesando.

#17b

Their french toast. Their french toast. (it’s so good i have to repeat twice lol).

It’s super fluffy and you can feel zero oil one! (somehow i have a feeling that i’ve already blogged about this before, please correct me.)

 

#18

I call this soft cream beer, but many of you called it shit beer. LOLOLOL

 

#19

This is the only pic of me in the entire blog post. You are welcome.

 

#20

Giant scallop lunch

 

#21

Sauteed teppanyaki asparagus

 

#22

Onsen tamago

 

#23

Tsukune (Japanese meatball)

 

 

#24

This thing right is like a grilled avocado, i dunno how they made this but the “skin” of  the avocado IS SO CRISPY and inside it’s just so soft and melty oh my god i’m hungry now why did i torture self like this.

 

#25

Finally some sushi!!!!

This was a 75yen sushi shop. Dafug. And i thought 100 yen was already ridiculous but this was 75YEN!!!!!!! That’s like RM2+!!!!!!!

And this is a standing sushi bar so you cannot sit one lol.

Ok la not ALL their dishes are 75yen, it was 75yen AND above hahhaha. But the danna and i had one of the best dinners.

1. Engawa. I dunno what is it called in English but google says “flounder’s edge”. This is a life-changing sushi. I no bluff you. It’s the danna’s absolute favorite and it’s rapidly crawling up my list too, falling shortly after uni and and toro.

2. Octopus!

3. This one you all know! Amaebi!

4. Grilled octopus omg this was soo yummy

5. Uni uni uni uni i love you T___T

6. Ikura (left) and some shell fish (right). I don’t really like shell fish sushi.

 

#26

Taco rice at 76 cafe again

#27

One of my forever favorite: Omuraisu (omelette rice) also from 76 cafe

#27b

Burger at 76cafe and its very very very awesome fries

 

#28

Sora Mame (Sky Bean).

 

#29

Kohada sashimi

After visiting Japan i realized that i have zero knowledge in edible fish. T__T. 90% of the fish in the menu are names i have never heard of.

So imma just bluff my way through the sashimi section in this post wtf

#30

Grilled anago (a type of unagi).

This sushi shop is one of the most famous but very far off city center. But really was one of the best T___T

After eating this i didn’t want to brush teeth for the rest of the day.

 

#31

Assorted shell fish. Not a big fan though.

#32

Eh sorry. Wrong picture.

This Kyspeaks sent to me because he got very annoyed i kept sending him yummy Japanese food picture lolol. So this is his revenge. And it worked T___T

You are right. This is the yummiest looking picture in this entire post T___T

But this pic alone probably also has more oil than all the other food in this post combined lolol

 

#33

Jane doe fish sashimi

#34

John doe fish sashimi is from Monzushi (紋寿司),it’s at Yuutenji, maybe a little hard to find since it’s a few train transits away from Shibuya, but definitely worth it!!!

 

 

 

#35

This one we bought it from Sendai, and it’s Uni, scallop and Ikura.

One of the most luxurious bento i’ve ever had. We ate it in a park on the last day of our stay in Tokyo T__T

 

#36

Okinawa’s specialty: Sea grape! Tastes like a vegetarian version of caviar!

#37

Sandwich. It’s quite normal but just want to comment that the sweet pea is really VERY VERY sweet!!!

 

#38

Aburi Salmon

 

#39

Prawn miso soup

 

#40

Wafu pasta

 

Ok that’s all!!

BYE.

 

 

What? Dessert?

Ok ok ok.

#41

Ichigo tart

Actually i never like sweets, and i didn’t even buy this strawbie tart.

That also explains the lack of sweetness in this food post.

#42

But i go to Qpot just for its cuteness

It’s so incredibly fine and cute it looks wrong to be eaten

 

#43

Sakura plate

 

Ok that’s all!

Now i just made myself hungry so imma cook instant noodle. Bai!

 

 

 

103 people cheesed “Eat Tokyo!”

  1. I’m drooling. T______T I want go Japan.

  2. omg it all looks so delicious, i am super jealous!!

  3. Simon Seow says:

    I want to marry a Japanese too. Damn. I bet I’ll slim down if I stay a month in Japan eating such healthy food.

  4. Looks sooo good -salivates- I wanna go to every restaurant you went!!nCan I know where is the grilled avocado and 75 yen sushi shop from? *^*

  5. come! loln

  6. haha which one you like most!

  7. if you marry then confirm she cook for you everyday lolol. That’s like Japanese wifey’s default function :P

  8. Grilled avocado is in a Teppanyaki shop in Shibuya Hikarie 6F. 75yen sushi shop is super far. Not worth it to travel lolol

  9. ok u make me feel so damn hungry right now, I am Arab so I never tasted anything from what u just show maybe the french toast lol but I want try them all grrrrrrrr am missing such yummi thingsnalways enjoy reading ur posts xx

  10. Thank you!!! And i haven’t had much arabian food except shisha hahahhaha. Oops thats not food.

  11. I need to fly to Japan NOW !! T.T I need to try the white strawberry once and raw egg and all the sashimi and mentaiko at least once so I can leave this world when I am old with no regrets hahaha

  12. Hahaha! You dare to eat raw egg ah!!

  13. motsu are pig large intestines, and they are super fatty >< if you want collagen pig’s feet better!

  14. thatgirlnamedmandy says:

    All this food….omg…I can’t even…..I need to go Japan someday.

  15. OMG You’re making me so hungry! Japanese food seems to looks really photogenic XD

  16. ya ya! super super fatty but also soooo gooood

  17. haha i made myself hungry also

  18. can i just hire u as my tokyo tour guide..thats a new job opportunity for you! afterall u r always in japan now,and just become a 3 day tour guide, keep to only girls allow.. hahan.. i want go japan and eat all these again but no kaki to go with and dont know any Japanese..

  19. ok! *works on cost*

  20. This is an unhealthy post ! It makes me hungry in the middle of the night that I must snack T.TnI was in Hokkaido in February and I love love loveeeee the food there specially grilled fresh hotate *drool*

  21. OMGOSH!! you make me hungry when I already just ate Indomie! You’re so good at promoting food I think you must change from fashion blogger to food blogger LOLOL. I even want to eat sashimi as it looks so good in the picture! Hope I can visit Japan soon >_<

  22. Eggs with white shells come from leghorns. A type of chicken.

  23. hitomineko says:

    drooling! nndrooling! nndrooling! nnxo nnwww.hitomiblog.com

  24. Ohhh I guess with this post u just confirmed that I HAVE to go live in japan again…. Looks soo good! Whats that place called with the awesome french toast? And if I may suggest, u should do a post on your favourite restaurants in japan :))

  25. You mean *potaaju (potage) :)

  26. I’m going to Tokyo in a month! This made me so excited yet so hungry at the same time lolnnWhere were the french toast and the breakfast (with toast and meat and cheese) from??

  27. Gah all looks delicious, where were the french toast and breakfast from?

  28. pls make a restaurant guide @@ so i can fly to japan and get to eat all these mind blowing food

  29. CHEESE GIRL!nI promise im gonna read this properly later, but i just wanted to tell you this haha: I read your blog like a REALLY long time ago, and by a long time ago im talking like 2-3 flippin years ago, and for some reason i stopped? And i SERIOUSLY dont know why, because ive been keeping up with your facebook page (the official haHA) and today i just added you to bloglovin again, and i dont know, im so confused.nnwhy did i ever stop reading your blog. eeeeh anyways im happy to be back!

  30. I will make the osen tam ago work with Malaysian eggs. One day! Lol

  31. I should not read this post at this hour. Now I am so hungry and I also want to go to Japan!

  32. OMG Cheesie you are so lucky – and no wonder you lose weight in Japan! It’s all pretty healthy.nnBTW, pineberries actually turn pink if they are ripened in the sun so you might actually have ate it. Regardless of what variety it is though, it looked super yummy!

  33. you totally need to take me on a food adventure in japan Q_Q I feel like i’m missing out after having not gone back the last year…

  34. THT Christina says:

    This post does me NO justice at all Cheesie! I want to go to Japan now and just go on a food frenzy! haha

  35. WHAT? A Nissan Teana could be anybody’s! Lets all ace our game and put ourselves in the running for the grand prize Nissan Teana and other daily prizes at The Cube http://bit.ly/Ynqb6fn

  36. Hi cheesie,nThis is gonna b completely non-tokyo related. However, i saw in your twitter timeline that you are consireding both madrid n barcelona in your upcoming euro adventure. Though i eill love for u to come to madrid, bcn is definitely a better touristic choice. If u have a day or two to spare, consider san sebastian too, not too far from bcn, awesome beach and great tapas

  37. hayleycasa says:

    Cheesie you always make me so hungry and so jealous! :)

  38. HAIYO OMG TOO MUCH TOO MUCH TOO GOOD I am drooooooling

  39. Rachael Imm says:

    Hi Cheesie! First I kept on admiring those Sakura scenes you’ve captured (every single one! cuz its one of my fav flowers) Now this super tempting food post of yours made my stomach churned again even though I just had lunch! You really made me wanna jet off to Japan immediately you know? T.T haha…btw this is a super amazing post, I think before I have the chance to go to Japan I prolly have to re-read all your Japan related posts :) & dream on…

  40. I always have been reading your blog, I didn’t know why you were so addicted to japan and their things. Now i know why after I went to Tokyo in March this year. It makes me wanna go again and again to discover more. I’m now turning to your blog more frequent for updates about japan, do blog more about it. Actually I would like to know where you had the Grilled Anago and where is Q cafe. Would you be so kind to share?

  41. White strawberries was FOUR for ¥1,200 from Mitsukoshi department store basement. How come you paid double lar..

  42. Nazihah Ismail says:

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa!nI was gulping the whole time T^T

  43. Cheesie hao come u can eat raw egg? I mean…its raw and we dont eat when its not cook wad ><

  44. I really like Japanese cuisine, for its taste and its also super healthy!

  45. :( :(!! i want white strawberry in KL too!!

  46. Hi Cheesie, where u had the French toast ? I’m going tokyo next week

  47. i’m quite surprised that i only started getting hungry halfway through the post wtf but i’m very hungry now lah hahahaha

  48. The French toast looks amazing! Where is it from? ^^

  49. I always go to harajuku/omotesando but have no idea what to eat besides the crepe. I really wanna try that toast ever since u posted about it last time, but i dont know where T.TnIve lived here for 1 year so far and still have no idea what to eat, so ur food posts seems like a hidden magical place in japan. Y i cant fined one *cries

  50. i wanna go Japan too.. why the food there look all so delicious one??n

  51. This is my favorite post! But what in the world is uni and mentaiko?

  52. bunnylysis says:

    Uwaaa I feel so hungry and I just went to Japan in Dec >< ><… Really want to go in Spring >< If only I wasn’t a student… ;__; Oh here’s a blogpost idea: Recipe for the cabbage hot pot! it really looks super yum! <3

  53. Oh my all the goodness 0_0 Just left Osaka but I never got to eat motsunabe because you almost always have to be two for it and I’m #foreveralone lol XD The one with s**tloads of mentaiko looks divine <333nAte loads of oden though <3 and also those Peko-chan buns which I managed to snatch up in Iga ^_^nThe sushi looks delicious, esp the uni! I already miss Japan T_T

  54. InnanaMiss says:

    “sauteed avocado bacon”noh. my. GOD. Is that the best thing ever, or does it just sound like that?

  55. Aynysidharta says:

    huhuu T_T u make me feel soooo hungryyyy… ni’m curious about the taste of Shiroi Ichigo too, i’m never try it.. hahah i never see it in jakarta ;p nthere are a lot sushi resto in here,but i think the taste not same like in Japan hehe..

  56. Your post made me so sad. :( I’m sick atm and can’t eat much food at all. All the food look so yummy. ;_;

  57. Chessie I love love love love love love love love love love love love love love ur food post! nI get to know all sort of Japanese food which is my fav! Wanna try the uni, scallop and Ikura bento! Looks really luxurious as a bento~!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥v

  58. Thanks so much! And how you manage to type heart like that!!!!! *tries* ♡♡♡

  59. Haha! Hope you recover soon!!!

  60. Yea the ones in Japan tastes really really different!

  61. YES IT IS OMG.

  62. Next time you just have to try!!! Motsunabe is the bomb T____T

  63. Save up!!! :D

  64. Uni is sea urchin and mentaiko is pollock roe!!

  65. Haha they got put effort make it look yummy I guess!!

  66. Come out of A2 exit of omotesando station, walk towards royal host, further down there’s NALU cafe, furtherer down there’s the French toast place!

  67. Omoshiroiya says:

    Food are so gloriously yummy, I lost count of the times I have gulped x.x

  68. Lolol

  69. A random bakery!

  70. Haha did you eat anything

  71. Near omotesando

  72. Even in Japan it’s really rare!

  73. Yes!!

  74. Yes of course you can eat raw eggs, if it is fresh

  75. It depends on the size of it , there are many diff sizes!

  76. Anago is in a really far place with a lot of transit I think it’s better to look for a more convenient one. Qpot is at Aoyama :)

  77. Thank you so much! Hope that it will be useful for you!

  78. *wipes*

  79. Come again!!!

  80. Yes, okay noted!!! Thanks so much for the tips :)))))

  81. Do it!

  82. Make plans now!!!

  83. I see!! Thanks! I really love how it looks and tastes!

  84. Come la

  85. Jiayou!!!

  86. Yay!!! Welcome back!!

  87. hayleycasa says:

    I will!! Soon I hope…

  88. Rachael Imm says:

    Welcome :) haha…keeping my fingers cross!

  89. Oh actually!! I did check in the sushi shop! You can check my past Instagram! The shop name is “monzushi” (紋ずし)

  90. Lol someone help me compile pls!!!

  91. Omotesando !!

  92. Hokkaido has some of the best food ever! Actually Tokyo has the best because Tokyo has EVERYTHING. My least favorite is Osaka food lol

  93. Oh I heard it for the first time!!! Didn’t know diff chickens lay diff eggs!

  94. Yesssssss that’s what it is lol

  95. I don’t know the name but it’s located at Jingumae

  96. I will try to!!!!

  97. Haha I hope to be both!

  98. honestly, i am SUCH a fan of seafood. loved this post so so much :D

  99. I love your blog and your food posts! Could you please tell me where the veggie restaurant was? It looks so unusual and yummy!

  100. Hi Cheesie! Could you tell me where and what is the Mentaiko Motsu Nabe restaurant? I looked thru your past instagram pics / blog post and couldn’t find the name.

    • oooh!!! It’s actually somewhere along the “Sen-ta gai” (Center Street) in Shibuya, just aroud SHibuya 109. I too have forgotten the name :(( But if you walk along the street you should see “Motsunabe”! It’s at the basement :)

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