Sapporo Eats

There were so many good places to eat in Sapporo. Here are a few; we had to return to some of them because they were worth the second round.

Ichikura is one of several small ramen places in the Ramen Yokocho lane, a small alley in Susukino (red light district in Sapporo). Each ramen place can only sit an average of 10 people. Ichikura is the only one with Michelin rating.

Kitano Gurume. Less than 20 minutes from Odori Station is the Seafood market at Nijuyonken via Tozai subway line. The restaurant is at the second floor of one of the biggest seafood stores in the area. They had the yummiest grilled king crab. And their sashimis are the best. The restaurant is open from 7am to 3pm, while the market is open from 6am until 5pm.

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Fukuyoshi. We were lucky to find this yakitori place by chance while walking at Susukino. Of the different restaurants we ate at, I must say they have the best chicken skin, chicken tail, and chicken wings.

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Kushiage and Kushikatsu

This became a default hangout at night for us. It was right by the shopping street a few meters from our hotel.

Yakiniku Tokuju

Gab wanted some good steak for dinner and we were not disappointed when we tried this steak restaurant along Tanukikoji shopping street. We were lucky to get seats even if we did not have prior reservation. 

Happy 35th month, babe!

Singapore Visit 2013 (Feb 22-25, 2013)

Had a quick visit to Singapore to get some ‘stuff’ from my good friend, Edward, and to meet up with good friends I have not seen in a while.

This time, I chose to stay with another good College friend, Hazel.

Since I was arriving on Friday noon, Edward decided to take the day off to accompany me during the day. Edward picked me up at the airport. We left my bags at Hazel’s place first then went to get late lunch at a Japanese place.

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We went around the mall to look for Singtel to inquire about their iphone 5. My sister’s been bugging me to goto Singapore to buy one for here. Edward offered to use his renewal plan to get the phone for free. My sister can pay him at a much lower rate.

Dinner with College Friends

At around 7pm, we went to look for Artichoke – Hazel’s pick for dinner.

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Gail wasn’t able to make it to dinner, but glad Aldhel made it.

While waiting for Gail, we decided to go get some dessert.

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Lunch with SVI Friends

The next day, met up with my girlfriends from SVI – Rege, Chris and Ela.

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Singapore Flyer Ride

After three hours of eating and sharing stories, went to ride the Singapore Flyer

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After the ride, we had some Authentic Singapore snacks.

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Marina Bay Sands

Then we went to Marina Bay Sands, my first time there as well.

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A few minutes after 8 PM, we went out to watch the light show.

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After walking around Marina Bay Sands dor hours, we decided to have a late dinner at Kraze Burger.

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At Hazel’s Place

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Supertrees Dining

Passed through this artsy tunnel on our way to Supertrees to have lunch with some College friends.

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These Supertrees generate natural electricity!

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Zoe’s Birthday Party

At around 2:00 PM, I got ready to meet up with Chris to attend Zoe’s birthday party at Hard Rock Hotel in Sentosa.

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Hello birthday girl

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Darwin was a schoolmate in College and his son is a classmate of Zoe’s. Small world!

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With Rege’s twins

Dinner at Dian Xiao Er

Met up with Edward for dinner at Vivo City before heading home.

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Stacey’s and Dilbert

Judy Gallagher and Kathy Kelly took me to lunch at Stacey’s. It’s a cute little place located on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton, California serving Fresh California Cuisine.
According to Judy, the owner of the place is also the author of Dilbert, Scott Adams. No wonder, the menu has some funny anecdotes and side comments. Just read their philosophy:
Our Philosophy
No matter how finicky you are, our servers are trained to resist the urge to slap you senseless. Feel free to ask for changes to your meal. We can add garlic, delete spices, remove meat if you’re a vegetarian, whatever change you like as long as it’s legal. And if no one is watching, we’re flexible on the legal thing too.

A sample from their lunch menu:

They were also selling Dilbert dolls.

Judy got one for me!

Stacey’s and Dilbert

Judy Gallagher and Kathy Kelly took me to lunch at Stacey’s. It’s a cute little place located on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton, California serving Fresh California Cuisine.
According to Judy, the owner of the place is also the author of Dilbert, Scott Adams. No wonder, the menu has some funny anecdotes and side comments. Just read their philosophy:
Our Philosophy
No matter how finicky you are, our servers are trained to resist the urge to slap you senseless. Feel free to ask for changes to your meal. We can add garlic, delete spices, remove meat if you’re a vegetarian, whatever change you like as long as it’s legal. And if no one is watching, we’re flexible on the legal thing too.

A sample from their lunch menu:

They were also selling Dilbert dolls.

Judy got one for me!