Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thought of having ramen at first after reading Hungryboy's review, but there weren't any seats yet but I noticed a couple of Japanese heading to this other restaurant called Tsubohachi. So I figured why not? Stepped in and immediately noticed that the clientele was like, 80% Japanese. Hey, you can't go wrong now!
Now this place isn't exactly a restaurant, it's seated and designed like one but if you look at the menu, it's like a 'traditional' Japanese pub menu. And how do I know it's a pub menu? Cos its got a shitload of crazy exotic booze, from sake to fruity liquor! And I also read this book! You won't find sushi or ramen here. Plus I went to their site and it does say that this is their first overseas pub outside Japan.
So how was the food? Not bad, there's nice fresh sashimi and this was the nite's BFF, yummy big spanish mackerel. Wonderfully grilled, had a blast picking the bones clean.
The black sheep was the yakitori platter, five sticks only. Tasted average, no special yakitori sauce or anything like that and they had a 'duplicate' stick as in the same kind twice, not something I like in my platter.
Now here's a little boo-boo I made. Heh, decided to have some beer, so ordered a glass of Sapporo beer. Yup, that's what it said on the menu, a 'glass' of beer.
And what showed up on my table was the tiniest, little glass of beer. Pretty much a ladies' drink I think. Hah, finished in a gulp before anyone noticed (I hope) and ordered a real man's 'MUG' of beer!
But the best part of the meal was the free $70 worth of vouchers for my next visit! Total bill was just a wee bit over $100. They are having a promotion, I think it'll last till end June. There are lots of other interesting Hokkaido stuff on the menu that I'll definitely try the next time I'm there.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Was lucky enough to pop by on the last day of Isetan's Japan food fair on Monday. Here are just some of the stuff I got. See that box of macha cream snacks on the left? Holy crap! Stay away from it. It's just plain awful. Wasn't sweet at all, doesn't even taste like green tea flavour. The rest of the loot I have yet to try but they should be alright. The miso soup tasted pretty good during the sampling and Kit Kat has yet to fail me.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
In 'Archie' #600
Archie Comics Publications is promising the “Archie Story of the Century” in Archie #600, which streets in comic stores August 19th and in newsstand accounts September 1st. Archie Gets Married Part 1: The Proposal will look at Archie and the gang after they graduate college, in a story written by superhero movie producer Michael Uslan with art by legendary Archie artist Stan Goldberg.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
So what did I do while stuck at home? Well, I 'tried' to watch cable. 'Tired' cos the freakin' cable box kept deleting my recorded shows by itself. Was told I had to reformat the hard drive, lost the latest season of 'Heroes' plus some SNL and anime stuff.
Anyway, took some pix of some of my stuff around the apartment.
Hah! Bet you guys didn't know I'm a big Peanuts fan. The figures I got from Osaka two years ago. Still in their boxes cos I don't know where to display them.
Some Snoopy pouches I got in Japan. In goes my card reader (which I also got in Japan years ago and has only gone on sale here in Singapore) and my 250G portable hard drive.
Other loot from my last trip, a couple of Star Wars helmets. The Biker Scout and the Death Star Gunner helmets. Neat, huh?
Hang on, I do have a food pix after all. I almost forgot I snapped this shot last week. Pasta linguine dinner for one. <^;^>
Monday, May 04, 2009
Other weekend observations, Borders at Wheelock…such wasted potential. They have a pretty decent friction section, I actually found some sci-fi books that I don’t see at Kinokuniya. BUT they are soooo messy and the books are in such a sad state, torn sticky price tags, single dog-eared copies etc. Now I’m talking bout the fiction section here, the rest of the place (cept for the kid’s section) are in pretty good shape. The magazines are still cool, non-fiction books are ok although I still can’t get used to their layout. Is it just me or do they keep changing? Now if they would only lower their damn prices…
Had teochew porridge at a popular kopi-tiam along Joo Chiat, right next to Dunean food centre. Good stuff. Snapped a couple of pix, not the best angles but there you go. Question, does anybody know what that fish is called, in English? It's called 'black fish' in Mandarin.
Anyway, was also making some plans on what I’ll be doing after my last day at work, that’s like in two weeks’ time. One of the things is to get back in shape, yup, will try to stick to some kinda morning workout. The cheapest would be to run up and down 22 flights of stairs every morning. More on my other non-workout plans another time.
Check out what I bought. Another Batman figure! This one's different, it's a fan favourite figure (voted by fans) from the old Justice League Unlimited episode where Wonder Woman gets turned in a pig by the sorceress Circe. And you get a figure of Wonder Pig, complete with the magic bracelets! According to online reports, this is a pretty rare find.