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Travelogue: Our QBR (Quarterly Batam Retreat)

Like the title suggest, it’s a quarterly date to Batam! However, due to our busy schedule, we only made it happen three times since it first started two years back! WAHAHAHA!

Most of our QBRs are day trip hence what we do are pretty standard! Marketing, Massage, Seafood & Groceries shopping! If this is your kinda retreat, read on!

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Let’s start with MASSAGE! Who doesn’t love a good press on their shoulder/back! We’ve been to different Spa Center to try out their service and below are my thoughts

First Trip: SPA SECRET

According to locals, this is their number 1 Spa in Batam! True enough, their massage was really good and spot on for me! They have many different kinda of spa service and is almost like a one stop place for you – from foot to body to hair! I had my first V Ratus treatment here tooo!

Oh best of all, they serve complimentary snack! Free flow some more! Call me cheapo but I’m always hungry after a massage and having a snack (or two) definitely help me pull through my next meal time!! ❤

Second Trip: ESKA SPA

If you’re a regular, you will know that ESKA is everywhere! They have 8 Spa outlets (at various mall) and they have a Spa hotel too – ok, maybe two hotel. If i didn’t remember wrongly, their prices are very competitive to Spa Secret and like any other Spa, they got you covered from head to toe!

However, between the above two, i wouldn’t recommend the latter as i had unpleasant experience there and i actually left the place (after my hair spa) feeling grouchy. My recommendation, just still to massage and you’ll be fine. My massage was heavenly awesome but the hair spa spoil the whole experience.

Third Trip: SPA SECRET & SPA CENTRAL (i extended my trip hence the extra massage session)

Spa Secret is nothing new now that it’s my third! However, i chance upon Spa Central and decided to give it a try since i saw quite a few positive review. I recall reading somewhere it’s actually own by a Singapore but that doesn’t really matter i guess.

The good thing about booking a spa with them is that they provide complimentary pick up service (around Nagoya area) and have transport to drop your off too (at a fee, RP50.000 to Batam Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal).

The holding area, at Nagoya Hill outlet, made me feel quite at ease – bright and clean. I love the ambiance when you enter your treatment room. Dim lights (like any other places) and there’s a magnet chart on the wall where you can pin the area you want your masseur to focus on or the strength you want them to use! I enjoyed my session totally as the masseur paid attention to every details and i was kinda pleased when she massaged my knee cap! I mean, i haven’t met any masseur who massage my knee cap for me before until i came here. It didn’t even came to me that knee can be massaged! LOL!! But good treatment comes with a higher price. I compared the price a little and find that it’s slightly pricer over here – prices/package can be found on their website.

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After a good massage, let’s talk about Seafood! Who wouldn’t do seafood lunch/dinner when they’re in Batam?! Out of the 3 times we went, twice were at Wey Wey!

First Trip: Wey Wey Seafood

We kept seafood for dinner and it was bad choice!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!! We were so overrun on schedule and we had to keep rushing the kitchen to quickly get our food done! The only SEAFOOD we had was seafood fried rice maybe? & a sambal prawn petai! We had to do take away and RANNNN all the way to catch our ferry before it leaves! Yes we were the last to board and we had PETAI! hahahaha!!!! It was too memorable!!

On my subsequent personal trip, i did get a chance to enjoy Wey Wey Seafood at my own pace and I’m loving it! Not only they have fresh seafood, they are very cost effective tooo!  I can’t find a reason not to dine there!!!?

Second Trip: Love Seafood Restoran

This place is kinda out of town for me but the scenery is so beautiful! You are really like so out of town until all you can see is green. Green sea water and green forest and because it has nothing blocking, the restoran is sooooo breezy i need to tie up my hair!! LOL!

If you have a driver or you’re driving, make a visit! the location is really nice! Very chillax place for lunch and drink!

(I do apologies for the lack of picture but it looks like we always forgot about photo taking when it comes to food!! I promise to take more for future trips ok!!)

Third Trip: Wey Wey Seafood

Yeap we returned to Wey Wey again! It was, apparently, everyone’s favourite! However, this time round their prices seems to have increase a lil bit and they now have a second outlet within the same area but more atas (maybe because it has aircon? IDK)..

Taste wise, it has never failed me that’s why we keep coming back! Just that some dishes seems to have changed recipe, a lil disappointed but it’s okay! Other dishes has compensated that emotion! LOL! (you’ll see the food pictures at the end of the post!)

Another thing we observed is that coming in group may be more cost effective! You get to order more variety of food and then cost (per pax) is cheaper than if you come in 2-3 pax.

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Massage done! Tummy filled! What’s next?! SHOPPING!!!!! but hold it hold it!!! I’m not going to factory outlet or exclusive premium store! As i aged, i learned to appreciate supermarket so much more than any other shop and hence here’s my shopping heaven!!

First/Second Trip: Hypermart at Nagoya Hill Shopping Centre

This is the hypermart where we got over excited and lost track of time! That’s why ended up having to rush for dinner and run for ferry!! Per the name suggest it’s a hyper market! It has all your groceries and household needs!

Third Trip: TOP 100 Supermarket at Grand Batam Mall

This is the local go-to supermarket in Batam. The price is consider cheapest among other competitor. Smaller than Hypermart but I still manage to get what I need/want!

Now you must be thinking, what’s so attractive there that we want to go every quarterly?! Everything is attractive! Fresh seafood! Wallet-friendly massage! Great saving household products!

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Some ideas on what to get when you’re in Batam, or rather what we usually loot home! Here goes nothing!

Layer Cake – if you don’t how expensive kueh lapis is in SG, tying waking into B*Solo! I will never buy one in SG! In Batam, even the most popular brand (Batam Layer Cake, the one we always go to) is selling half the price we have in SG. Based on my poor memory, maybe S$25 for a whole cake (original). Depending on the store, some have more Creative flavours, some stick to the usual one. The flavours I came across are original, prune, raisin, cheese, coffee, pandan, durian, chempedak, mocha (different from coffee), nutella and chocolate.

Sanitary Pad – Ladies, you can get a whole year supply at a friction of the price in SG! Charm is their local favourite I believe. Cheap and so many variant! Laurier user, they got you covered too!

Laundry detergent/softener – Most of the time the only thing I won’t give it a miss is Downy! No matter how many time I said “I’m not buying anything this time”! Downy is so expensive in SG and I had to resort to buying from Batam! Yes, I am totally fine with looting my 6-8 refill pack back to SG! Heavy die me but save my wallet!stick up my Downy softener when I’m there!

Personal care – Toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel (I recall Ginvera Spa collection are worth buying too!), body scrub (must buy!!), shampoo, hair mask (Samantha, Eclipse, Dove, so many brand to choose from), face wash and deo. Your name it, we bought it!

Instant Noodle – Instant noodle came individually packed! You choose your own bundle and they just 20-30 cents per packet! Why cannot buy?? Remember the hot favourite salted egg indomie? Yeap! Can be found there at less than a dollar!

All in all, just remember to bring along a shopping/trolley bag or whichever bag that u find most convenient for u! No need to feel paiseh because when u realised u don’t have a bag, u will blame yourself for not bringing one along! Ehem, that’s a friendly reminder! #dontsayinoshare

Always the most anticipated trip!!! ❤

Travelogue: Johor 3D2N (National Day Staycation)

I’m sure you had heard about the crazy jam at woodlands causeway during National Day loooong weekend!! Even private limo service have surcharge!!

Nonetheless, nothing can stop us! Although we didn’t get to book train ticket but we managed to book private car without surcharge! Woohooo! *dance*

Been to JB for so many time and finally get to stay in a 2-bedroom apartment (SGD82 per night)! We booked our apartment via Airbnb again! This is a new listing (at the time I booked) and the co-ordinator is very friendly/accomodative! I do not have much picture of the apartment but rest assure the photos on their listing are true to image!

The other time when we were there, we went for massage, food and movie.. This trip we decided to visit a Salon too! There are so many salon around JB, it’s so hard to find one (every salon looks so good!!) After much research, we went to Luxe Studio.

Ting was the one who attend to me and she’s very hands-on! What do i mean hands on? Some salon have shampoo girl who will help washed your hair, which i understand. However, I don’t like it when your stylist leave the whole hair dye process to a trainee. They only appear touch your hair trim your hair and *pooof* gone.

Although i can’t remember if Ting was the one who washed my hair, but for sure i know she was the one who cut my hair, dye my hair and blow dry my hair. She manages it well and took charge of the color selection!

Under indoor light, the purple is quite subtle and became obvious under direct sunlight!

After our Salon treat, we went off for our late lunch! This was one of the local recommendation. However, before i go further, i would like to say one thing. NOT-RECOMMENDED.

San Lou Seafood – bad service, slow in serving (it wasn’t even crowded, just 4-5 tables), missing order (despite repeating order to us). We left the place angry. Even my mom, who usually is the very calm one, was pissed. To add on, even our grab driver (sending us back “home”, don understand why people like to come here despite their poor service.

Our dinner at Taman Sentosa Food Center was far better than above!

Oh another place we thought it was slight over-rated was this dimsum place called Restoran Gim Cheng Dim Sum! It’s crowded and dim sum was just so-so. Maybe i set the expectation too high. hmmm..

On a happy note, I TRIED TIGER SUGAR for the first time!! Yes! I was on Keto and finally took a break (even since, break until now! LOL)!  OMG, it’s crazy sweet but crazy niceee!

Another highlight of the trip is the techno lok-lok truck! It was my mama first time trying (with us)! LOL she was excited but too full.. BUT BUT again, she has space for durian?! Unbelievable! HAHAHA!!

Time pass so fast and very soon, it’s the last day of the trip! We all had good meal time, good massage time and good salon time!

If you need private limo service, pm me and i’ll share my contact with you (not affiliated ya!)

Happy Weekend!! 🙂

 

 

 

Travelogue: 早安 Guangzhou!

Good morning Readers! Firstly, a heads up, this is a super over due post! one year #throwback!! I can’t even remember most of the things but i still wana to make notes on my trip so that one day when I’m old, i have something to look back.

Disclaimer: I probably wouldn’t go through my whole itinerary like how i did in previous travel post but i promise i will give you recommendation!!

This is my very first work trip and i had it combined with my year end vacation! I am totally head over toes over this trip! Being my first work trip.. a winter trip.. my year end vacation trip.. my vacation with mama..! it can’t get any better! You don’t get to enjoy very much of “FIRST” as you age! LOL!!

The moment we touched down, we checked in to the hotel, parked our bags and head straight to Haidilao! Yes i made a reservation at 3pm (i remember this clearly because the staff said they will call me prior the reservation but because i do not have a local number, they said i need tobe there 15 min earlier instead!)

I guess i do not need to give further elaboration on haidilao service. They’re so well known for their good service and good food! Plus they have blood curd here in Guangzhou!! omg… I’m definitely coming again if i had another trip to Guangzhou!

During our vacation, we stayed in Airbnb apartment! it’s relatively cheaper then hotel and you get to experience the neighbourhood!

This apartment we booked is in Heng Bao Guang Chang! With train service just at the basement and it’s linked to a mall, I’m totally impressed with myself for finding such good place! However, maybe we were new to the surrounding, we were kinda feeling insecure at night. It was hard to fall asleep, i had to make myself really tired in order to fell asleep. If you were let me choose again, i will probably stick to hotel. Because, you get to have your TAOBAO purchase shipped to the hotel concierge!! how amazing!!! Yes, i did most shopping online and have them shipped to hotel concierge while i was still staying in the “work-trip” hotel!!

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While i was at work, a lot of my colleague actually recommend me to go Guangzhou Tower (Canton Tower), so i decided to come by!

We chose to come here at late afternoon so that we can get to see the day and night in one visit!  As the time pass, you see more people coming and the tower light up. It’s very beautiful. With the cold weather, it’s totally my kinda vacation!

We bought the ticket that allow us to go on the ferris wheel and i must give my mama credit! It was her first time taking ferris wheel at such TALLLL Height! Even I myself was kinda shaky at the beginning.

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Another place we went to is Shamian Island. Shamian is a sandbank island in the Liwan District of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. The island’s name literally means “sandy surface” in Chinese. The territory was divided into two concessions given to France and the United Kingdom by the Qing government in the 19th Century.

The island is a gazetted historical area that serves as a tranquil reminder of the colonial European period, with quiet pedestrian avenues flanked by trees and lined by historical buildings in various states of upkeep. The island is the location of several hotels, a youth hostel, restaurants and tourist shops selling curios and souvenirs.

We actually walked from our apartment to Shamian Island via Shang Xia Jiu Pedestrian Street. YES it is very walkable in winter weather!! No hurry no agenda, we just walk and chill..

There is nothing much to buy (IMO) in Shamian Island except starbucks, but it’s mad crowded! If you have time to spare, sure, add this into your itinerary too.

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You know, my mama and me, we are not those into history hence took us some time to decide to come here – Chen Clan Ancestral Hall

The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall or Chen Clan Academy is an academic temple in Guangzhou, China, built by the 72 Chen clans for their juniors’ accommodation and preparation for the imperial examinations in 1894 in Qing Dynasty. Later it was changed to be the Chen Clan’s Industry College, and then middle schools afterward. Now it houses the Guangdong Folk Art Museum.

Located at Zhongshan 7th Road, the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is a symmetric complex consist of 19 buildings with nine halls and six courtyards. Facing south, the complex forms around a north-south axis. A large collection of southern China art pieces, for example, wood carvings and pottery, can be found in the structure. The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall complex exemplifies traditional Chinese architecture and decoration style, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments worldwide. It was added in the list of “Cultural Relics of National Importance under the Protection of the State” in 1988.


So much for place of interest, how about a FOOD of interest now??

LU DING JI  – You can check out the review from tripadvisor HERE!

The mala dry pot is a MUST try!! We had the dry pot with bull frog and shrimp. the BOWL is damn BIG but we still finished everything!!

Mama who don’t eat mala (before this) fell in love immediately and keep jioing me for mala for the next few days! She finally found the joy in eating Mala!

Other than Lu Ding Ji, we tried local stall, street food. They are all tasty but not for the weak stomach!

To be one honest, i feel that the food in Guangzhou are really my liking!! Savory and spicy!! ❤ it! Importantly they are not as pricey!

 

 

 

 

 

Travelogue: Johor 4D3N

I’m sure everyone is no stranger to JB! Like many others, JB is my to-go place for short staycation! It’s nearby and it’s cost effective! Transport is not an issue too – your can take a train, a bus, private car! When you’re in JB, your can use Grab app too!

This time, we book a staycation to enjoy our 10 years anniversary! Nothing new, we booked a room in KSL and since it’s our anniversary, we decided to spend a lil more – booked a Premier Deluxe room (SGD137.73 per night) for all 3 nights!

We had a early check in and found that the safe box is locked (while open) hence we can’t unlock and had to called the front desk for help. While waiting (quite a long wait), we realized the carpet (near bathroom wall) was wet. My hubby’s investigation instinct came knocking and he started to track where the leak comes from and…. IT WAS THE BATHTUB! We called the front desk again and long story short.. WE GOT A COMPLIMENTARY ROOM UPGRADE!!

We thought premier deluxe was so cool already (minus the hiccups), until we saw the Executive suite! We were totally thankful for the bathtub leak man!! HAHAHA!! 😀

What would you normally do in JB? Food? Massage? Food? Massage? SAME!

We had lotsa food! I persuade my hubby for a good meal as anniversary gift and here we are at Kinsahi for Japanese Cuisine! They service fresh sashimi and quite quality food (far from Sushi King)!

Of course, we do not restrict ourselves to only good food! We do hawker hopping too! We chance upon Marmolada Food Court while exploring the area! Lotsa good food – BBQ stingray, fried chicken ass, Anpang Niang Tau Foo, BBQ Chicken Wing! it’s like a smaller version of Taman Sentosa!

(update: the last time we went Aug 2019, it looks like the most of the stalls were closed. Even morning market did not open.)

Four days in JB, what more can we do? We went for the usual 3 hour massage and thought maybe we can catch a movie this time!! So far we watched at KSL only and since Paradigm Mall has a cinema, we went ahead to purchase our ticket at the self-service kiosk!

When i purchase the ticket, I’m like RM60, where got cheap sia?? almost same as Singapore! …until it’s time to enter, then i realized i actually bought their PREMIUM ticket (GV Gold Class equivalent)!

OOOH, now i feel the ticket is really a good buy!! HAHAHAHA!!

Overall, it’s a very chillax staycation and JB is still my to-go place for a quick break – although it always end up even more tired! >_< hahaha!

 

Travelogue: Konnichiwa Osaka Day 12-13

Actually on our last day in Japan, there’s nothing much left to do, we only had shopping in mind but yet need to watch out our luggage space.

All in all, I do enjoy this japan trip and had learnt that I need to be EARLY if I wanna visit place of interest!!! I really cannot take crowd very well.

If you haven’t read my previous post, check it out from below link:

Osaka Day 1 | Osaka Day 2 | Osaka Day 3

Kobe Day 4-7

Kyoto Day 8-9 | Kyoto Day 10-11

Travelogue: Konnichiwa Kyoto Day 3-4 (Day 10-11)

Another early morning day! Though we said we need to be earlier but i guess, i just could do wake my butt up at 5am! LOL!!

Hence by the time we reach Fushimi Inari, it’s already almost 9am and … true enough, it’s crazily crowded already! Tourist.. School Excursion.. Locals..

Fushimi Inari-taisha is the head shrine of the kami Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. According to recommendation, it is the longesssst Senbon Torii – two dense, parallel rows of gates (“thousands of torii gates”).

The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres (764 ft) above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) and take approximately 2 hours to walk up.

You don’t even need to worried about getting lost or where to go, like any tourist spot, just follow the crowd! If you want IG worthy photo, come EARLY! 6am 7am?

It’s hard to get a spot without photobombers by daylight!

Fushimi Inari is definitely recommended if you’re visiting Kyoto (for the first time)! Not sure if i will go again, but if i do, i will probably do a 4am trip or evening trip!

After we’re done with Fushimi Inari, we head of to Kinkakuji! OMG, that was my most terrible decision! Don’t get me wrong, the place is beautiful but the crowd is not!!

We took a bus to Kinkakuji and upon alighting, i almost wanted to u-turn and go back! IT’S THE MOST CROWDED PLACE I’ve been too during the whole trip – partly because it’s already late morning i guess..

Upon entering, you will see nothing but lotsa tourist busy getting their best shot of the temple, doing selfie, doing wefie.. while i was shooting for my mom, they just went right through and stand beside my mom for their picture!?! both of us were like..

“eh ur friend ah??” LOL!!!

Hence we didn’t actually spend a lot of time here. One shot each and left. I can’t emphasize this enough – BE EARLY for tourist place!! I’m glad i only planned one spot per day (morning) and free & easy there after! Kinkakuji was our f&e spot and i guess, timing was not ideal!


Day 4 – Most anticipated day!!!! We’re going to NARA!!! Can’t even remember who recommended me to go Nara!! It wasn’t in our plan initially as it was kinda far (but again, Japan is so big, where isn’t far?) as it’s kinda out of the way.

Took some time to google how to go from Kyoto and well, it’s actually not difficult to go there, plus so many of them recommended us to go and here we are!!!!

Upon alighting the bus, you will be greeted by deers! No need to get too excited (yet) seeing them.. as you walk in, you will see even MORE!!

There’s deer biscuit available for sale if you want to feed them. However, do note that the deer gets more excited than you when they see the biscuit!! hahahaha!! Less than a second you’ll probably be surrounded by all of them!! Yup, they aren’t shy at all – which is a good thing i guess?)

We continue on foot to Todaiji and we saw even more deers!!! Some are resting, some are eating (grass), some just strolling (waiting for biscuit)! Mama was kinda excited and scared at the same time (pretty obvious from the photos)! Actually we both are but the deers are really gently – although one tried to ate my bag thinking it’s food (?) but no harm was caused!

If you’re in Nara, do make a trip to Todaiji!

Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Eastern Great Temple) is a Buddhist temple complex that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples. Though it was originally founded in the year 738 CE, Todai-ji was not opened until the year 752 CE. Its Great Buddha Hall (大仏殿 Daibutsuden) houses the world’s largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, known in Japanese as Daibutsu (大仏). The temple also serves as the Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism. The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”, together with seven other sites including temples, shrines and places in the city of Nara.

Both mama and me felt this this is one temple worth going again! By the time we leave, Nara Park starts getting crowded! We were happy that we actually made it here EARLY this time!! Although it drizzled but didn’t dampen our excitement at all, by the time we leave, we’re still very excited!!

Saying goodbye is hard, but our stomach will probably go on strike if we still don’t feed them! We went Nara really early we haven’t hard any breakfast!! We head back to Kyoto and went back to the matcha restaurant to try their main course this time. We’ll all i can say is, dessert is definitely better!

Throughout the day, we did not take any more pictures as we were busy getting souvenirs and gift for family! We were so worried we our luggage will be super over weight!!

By evening, we were all tired and hungry (again).. a simple dinner fixed and we head back to hotel to pack our bag before we return to Osaka (our last night!)

If you haven’t read my previous post, check it out from below link:

Osaka Day 1 | Osaka Day 2 | Osaka Day 3

Kobe Day 4-7

Kyoto Day 8-9

Travelogue: Konnichiwa Kyoto Day 1-2 (Day 8-9)

Ended my work and can finally start my vacation!!

Started my vacation checking into this awesome hotel which is at a very strategic location! Just next to Kyoto Station, airport limousine bus terminal and there are so many shops (Kyoto Station Mall, Don Don Donki) within walking distance!

Elcient Hotel Kyoto – the rate we booked is about ¥57,473 for 4 nights! Like all other hotel, this is in a cosy size too but doesn’t hinder us moving around at all.

First time in Japan, I’m so excited to see hotels in Japan actually provide skin care/toiletries for guest too!! Don’t even need to bring any skin care in future!! Best Part? They gave cup noodle for free at 9pm every night! 1 cup per guest!!

Well, checking in was a swift – counter staff were friendly and prompt! Without much delay, we went out for our lunch at a nearby mall after we parked our luggage in our room!

If you happen to be in Kyoto, Do try this cafe too! they specialist in Matcha dessert!! So good!!

Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto Station

Click HERE for Google Map

If you’re lost, just ask anyone, it’s quite well known and people will tell you where to go!

We didn’t do much upon arriving Kyoto first day since it’s kinda late to go any place of interest. So we did nothing but shopping at Don Don Donki and drug store!! High damage but happiness meter is filled to the max!


Day 2 – Bamboo Forest

There’s only ONE TIP for visiting places of interest, BE EARLY and i meant REALLY EARLY!

We started our day at about 8am, thinking it’s early (waking up at 7am is EARLY for me) enough… goodness, it’s actually not early enough! When we arrived at the station, there were already lotsa tourist! Initially we were still thinking not sure if we’ll get lost finding the forest, but oh well.. all we did is just follow the crowd!

It’s not immediately you will see beautiful forest. but you get to see a small shrine, a bit of bamboo here and there. While we’re walking in, we really though, is the forest like that? too overated!!

However, when we made one more turn, we actually walked in deeper and and saw this two beautiful rows of bamboo!!! breathtaking!! In case you thought “wah no people!” actually, there are LOTS! but you just need to find somewhere with less crowd photoshop them away later.

If you’re in Kyoto, i would definitely recommend coming here, EARLY! Tour groups come around 9-10am. So do target to come before them and you’ll get peace and less human traffic photos!

Now that it’s about 10am (i can’t remember the exact time, but for sure it’s between 10-11am)!  We can’t go other tourist spot since it’s kinda late – yes i hate crrowd.  So we decided to head to Nishiki Market!

Nishiki Market is a marketplace in downtown Kyoto, located on a road one block north and parallel to Shijō Street and west of Teramachi Street. Rich with history and tradition, the market is renowned as the place to obtain many of Kyoto’s famous foods and goods!

Lotsa food options and lotsa shopping too – we found Daiso here too! In my opinion, I would advice you to try anything that you see interesting! most of the food we bought are soo good! Unagi, Ebi, and look at the don we bought! Too heavenly!!! and the mixed (Matcha/Hojicha) ice cream – must try!!

Although it’s only two places we went but we’re enjoying the pace. it’s not killing packed yet not boring! with beautiful Bamboo forest experience, we swear to wake up earlier tomorrow for our FUSHIMI INARI visit!!!!

If you haven’t read my previous post, check it out from below link:

Osaka Day 1 | Osaka Day 2 | Osaka Day 3

Kobe Day 4-7

Travelogue: Konnichiwa Kobe Day 1-4 (Day 4-7)

This is not much of a leisure post since i am working most of the time. BUT BUT! i did (still) went out for dinner after my event ended, yes no matter how late. Waste no time even though i am mad tired (early mornings and late nights)! Trust me, aging is no joke!!

First night, i actually gave mama a treat to this grill seafood place! Wow, fresh seafood but I’m sorry, i can’t recall where is the location because we went round and round and round looking for a restaurant that sells my Kobe Beef and non-beef item (so that me and mama can enjoy dinner together). But… i was too hungry to continue and this place seems.. decent and we went in! It’s not the cheapest dinner but NO REGRETS!!

There are some other days i actually settle my dinner at a nearby supermarket as i was really toooo tired and u thought what food can supermarket have? THEY HAVE LOTSA FOOD!! Bento, Sushi, Sashimi, Churros! They even had oven for you to heat up your food! oh man.. Now i wish I’m there again!

On the last day in Kobe, I decided to bring mommy out and find my KOBE BEEF again! I must give credit to mommy for walking the street up and down with me just to find a stall where we both can enjoy together!

Again, i can’t recall this restaurant name!!! (>_<)|| It’s because we walked up and down many streets!! Some doesn’t have english menu, some don have many non-beef food.

But glad we found this small restaurant, they serve very Kobe Beef, Pork and Seafood!

When mommy first look at the pork, she was a bit turn off as she don’t really like marinated pork. However, to our surprise, the pork was mad goodness, the marinate didn’t over power the pork texture! Seafood was fresh too – sotong was weirdly soft!!

If you have the chance to visit Japan/Kobe and if you eat beef, i think you have to try Kobe Beef at least once!! it’s pricey but you will not regret! It will be the best beef you ever eat!!!

Well, gonna end this short post here and stay tune for the next one because it’s going to be excited!!

If you haven’t read my previous post, check it out from below link:

Osaka Day 1 | Osaka Day 2 | Osaka Day 3