Autumn Part 2 and Part 1, and Summer Part 3 Part 2 and Part 1, Spring is here.
Not taking any responsibility for your appetite after these posts.
So we are back in Japan after what felt like centuries!!! My pregnancy nausea was so bad that i was secretly worried that the whole world will crumble as i no longer can enjoy all my fav food in Japan.
But… it is Japan after all.
The danna asked what i wanted to eat for the first meal. It took me forever to answer. How to decide!!! I want EVERYTHING! So he drove us straight to Tsukiji Fish Market after we landed in Narita early in the morning.
But… not for sushi.
It is this old, traditional gyudon (beef rice bowl) which is quite famous. It was raining miserably so a steaming hot bowl of gyudon is really perfect. The darker bowol on the right is simmered horumon (beef insides), it’s so so rich!
Actually it may sound condescending but i really hate touristic places in Japan. As we were queuing up, we got cut queue several times (don’t blame them, because everyone left a gap between the line so that we don’t block the road. They just shove in right in between the gap). Being Japanese nobody said anything, but being Malaysian i was quite angry so i just told them to go behind lol. They did so it was fine.
And then!!! Suddenly some tourist aunties from China just passed by the stall right, (you see the pic above, there’s this chopstick tin on the table) they anyhow just stole the chopsticks and left wtf. Then the Obasan eye damn sharp, she fumed and shouted “no, no, no, NO”, and stared at the tourist aunty, and they reluctantly put back and feigned ignorance LIKE THEY DIDN’T KNOW THE CHOPSTICKS ARE NOT TO BE STOLEN.
I was so shocked cuz i have never seen a Japanese obasan get angry before lol. They are always too kind and nice. But some nasty tourists made them quite alertly fierce now. Somehow i feel slightly sad that the Japanese “Omotenashi” spirit (the spirit of selfless hospitality is dampened cuz they have to be alert of people who take advantage of that.
And then the following days i was always alone because the danna was super busy with work this time. My bfast from the combini!
I think i overbought lol. I try to eat healthier now because for months i was surviving on nothing and some peanut butter toast (morning sickness is a bitch). Why i loooooooooooooove Japan is that you can even get a healthy balance diet surviving just on tapao food from convenient stores.
Oden is great for warming the tummy and onigiri to fill it up! Egg and milk is obviously compulsory and the milk. THE MILK! I hate to drink plain milk (yucks) but this Meiji Milk. Omg. I want to thank all the cows in Japan for they are the best.
And then there are actually salads with different label on it, this one is rich in iron, which is great for pregnancy!
At night we had a double date! Met Hannah and her hubby for Yakiniku.
Japanese cows are god-like. Although i guess i’m not supposed to eat god.
Danna’s fav Nagasaki Chanpon with seasonal oysters at Ringer’s Hut.
I ordered Gyoza <3
The next day i had lunch alone. This trip is a little lonely because RinRin returned back to USA so i lost my lunch + shopping + picnic + trying-everything-cute buddy T_____T.
Anyway this is a chain gyutan shop called Negishi! Been craving for this forever.
One of my good friends said how when he goes to Japan he always focus only on Ramen!!! Sushi!!! Yakiniku!!! And totally forgot about the other side of amazing foodgasmness, which are Japanese fruits. And this time he is gonna splurge on some ridiculously expensive fruits.
This box of Ichigo costs about RM37. But there are others that are labelled as high as 8000 yen (RM200+). Maybe don’t need to go so extreme la but do try the middle-range one!
When i posted this one Instagram a lot of people commented that it looks so perfect so it must be non-natural/ genetically modified/grown in some bodily harmful way, whatever. Cuz nothing can be so perfect. Haih. I feel bad for them. I wish they come to a fruit farm in Japan and see it for themselves. There is a reason why all locally grown crops, vegetables and fruits are more expensive than imported ones in Japan. Have you guys ever heard of this Japanese movie called “Kiseki No Ringo” (Miracle Apples)? Watch it. True story.
As usual, Motsunabe for dinner.
And Natto Tamagoyaki. I love it! Dare you? 😀
Next morning i had fruit&vegetable juice, Meiji milk, and super gigantic salmon onigiri. Previously went overboard and cannot finish all the bfast XD
Snack time at the park i had Tarako onigiri lol
And Ichigo from Nagasaki!!
Then lunch at Nalu cafe. My fav Omuraisu!!
Man it does look like have a pregnant appetite wtf. Anyway wrist very pain now i rest first.
Seems like there’s a Part 2 after all. Update again soon!
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Mentaiko~ u make me hungry for early lunch. >.< but is okay. I bought the mid range ichigo from Isetan and it is sure the best strawberry than I have eaten in my entire life.
😀 😀 😀 I bought today too!! Is it Fukuoka Amao?
I watched kiseki no ringo in the flight and I got a shock to find out it’s a true story. I never thought I can have so much emotions over an apple story. T_T_T so hard to suck in my tears cause i was on a plane & i din’t want my neighbour thinking she’s sitting next to a “sot” one. haha :<
It is ひの しずく 苺。
aiiya i’m so hungry now. I don’t care, I still blame u for my appetite! lol nnxo nhitomiblog.com
Looks like you’re taking care of yourself really well! ^__^ I’m so happy for you that you are happy with your danna and with being pregnant and all!nI hope we can meet again some day! (I was kinda nervous that one time lol…)nand thanks for saying the ryokans name…nnHappy new year!!
You look beautiful! Congratulations! How far along are you? I’m looking forward to hearing more about your pregnancy, because I just found out I’m expecting, too! 🙂
Wow Yummy Food!nn1 Minute Everyday Cute Hair Bun!nnMy first video on Youtube; I would really appreciate is if you comment and subscribe to my channel if you likey ^^
Holy flawlessness!!! Now I would like a tamagoyaki that had both mentaiko AND nattou in it ^___^n*sigh* I miss Japan now…
Lolol ya I really thought he is quite crazy!! 11 years until family bankrupt just for an apple mission!!
Okokok go get your ramen
Yes!!! We haven’t been to holland together yet, definitely would like to visit!!!
OMG congrats to you too!!!!
Happy New Year Cheesie!nnIs the ramen shop inside Tsukiji or it it by the walkway somewhere outside Tsukiji? I remember I was walking to Ginza and I saw this Ramen shop with lots of people lining up for it and they just stand and eat on the tables beside the road.nnAbout the strawberries.. they really look perfect in shapes n sizes! Think they look most identical! Haha.. The ones we got locally always have different sizes and sometimes looks like they’re out of shape too x.xnnhttp://tenshichn.blogspot.com/2013/12/033-japan-2013-tokyo-tower-tabemono.html
Hi Cheesie! Just wanted to let you know that I finally came back from my trip to Japan and it was as wonderful as you wrote it out to be (and more). I already can’t wait to go back!! Thank you for all the posts about Japan cuz they really helped me a lot in understanding/knowing about the nice things in Japan as well as their customs! nnIn fact, I was in Japan at the same time you were in Japan and found out about your pregnancy 🙂 Wishing you a blessed 2014 and a smooth sailing pregnancy! I look forward to being your reading this year too 😀
Hi Bren, thanks so much for dropping a comment. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy your trip in Japan. Hope you can share the love!!! 😀
It’s a Gyudon shop!!! 🙂
Wow it’s really sickening how you patronize basically any race that does something not up to your “Japanese” par. No matter how much you try to be Japanese there will still be Japanese people who think you’re a low-life foreigner. Used to be a fan but just cannot stand you anymore. Good bye
Hi Cheesie,nI was wondering what’s your take on if it is ok to eat raw seafood when pregnant? Some people say it’s ok, some says it could cause harm to baby? Then i wonder about how certain cultures, like the Japanese, are used to eating raw food and how all their kids turn out pretty good. Thanks for reading.
I explained that in the next Japan blog post!
OMG so jelly I always wanted to go to Shirakawago, well have fun!!! I’m sure you will love it!!
Before you bugger off I just want to tell you that you need to learn how to use the word “patronize” properly XD
Sorry! Just read that tonight. I like to read what’s older first