Japan food adventures

 

And now, on to my favorite topic – FOOD! I can say without hesitation that Japan is one of my foodie heavens. The xx lbs that I gained during our trip around Asia can be attributed to Japan alone. But what can one do when everything is just so good!?

 

📍Fushimi Inari

These foods alone can be seen on the street just outside the temple. We kid you not, but I don’t remember how much we spent trying out everything our stomach could hold. I can’t even honestly tell you the name of each one. I forgot! And some, I didn’t even bother to ask what they were. I just let my taste buds guide me.

Just look at how I devoured those chickens! LOL.

📍Dotonbori

You can find okonomiyaki and takoyaki just in every corner of Dotonbori

 

📍Pablo Cheesecake

Pablo Cheesecakes are so good. It comes in variety of flavors and I can’t pick which is my favorite!

📍Uncle Rikuro’s Cheesecake

This cheesecake literally melts in your mouth! LITERALLY! And for that, we had to come back and eat it again. I just couldn’t get over how good their cheesecake was which made me so sad too ’cause I don’t know when I’m gonna have one again.

📍Osaka Castle

On our way to Osaka Castle, there’s a whole bunch of street side vendors. I personally liked the hotdogs, it came with a mustard different than what I’m used to ( and I don’t even like mustard), so I had to wipe it off so I can eat it, but overall it was good.

📍Ichiran Ramen // Shibuya

My ramen standard just went up another notch after having been able to eat at Ichiran Ramen. It’s just so cool that you can customize everything – from how savory your broth is to how firm you want your noodle. Sooo good!

📍Shinsekai

Everything fried? Shinsekai got you covered!

📍Osaka

We found a hidden gem while we were in Osaka. Since Ichiran Ramen was always so packed, we decided to find another hole in the wall ramen shop. I honestly have no idea what the name of the place was, but we passed by it on our way to our airbnb and we thought the pictures outside looked good. We took our chances and gave the place a try and the rest was history. It was legitimately like Ichiran Ramen! Except that it wasn’t as packed and it was probably cheaper too.

I know that with all the good authentic food that you can find around Japan, who else will succumb to an instant food? But don’t speak too soon. You really need to try the Onigiri that you can buy from convenient stores. They are equally as good that we bought a lot to eat at the airport on our way back.

 

 What’s the best foodie place that you’ve been to?

 

 

Cambodia Eats

 

After a long day of visiting temples and ruins, there is nothing more rewarding than having good foods that hit the spot.

 

Are you feeling hungry yet? Same here.

 

During our whole stay in Siem Reap, we were escorted by the hotel’s driver who took us to the temples and other locations that we wished to go and see. We kind of hired him for the whole time that we were there just because we already trusted him and after all, he’s a hotel’s employee, I don’t think he’s going to do anything that will jeopardize his job right? He was a really nice guy too. After visiting Angkor, we asked him to take us to a place where we can have authentic Cambodian foods. He took us into a restaurant not too far from the temples. You have options in the restaurant if you want to dine in the area with air condition or the room with fans…interesting.

We ordered papaya salad, chicken and fish curry served in a coconut husk, pad thai, and a lot more. I wouldn’t say I was impressed by the food. I am by no mean an expert when it comes to Cambodian foods, but I felt the food was lacking. I think it’s safe to say that even our Cambodian friends did not enjoy it, because after that, we never set foot in a Cambodian restaurant again.

 

We found our food haven in the streets of Siem Reap just few blocks from our hotel. The Bon Om Touk was ongoing so there were a lot of stores and street foods!

 

Let me start by saying the Cambodian noodles that we had is bomb! It was made by sautéing onions and greens, adding meat, adding noodles, mixing all the ingredients in a pan, then adding special sauces and spices – at least that’s how I saw them made it. You can even ask them to put eggs in it! It was so good! We had to literally buy it an hour before going to the airport so we can bring some home. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t let us bring it. We were instructed to dispose of it at the airport. My heart was broken.

 

My taste buds also fell in love with the coconut ice cream that we had.

 

The highlight of my food adventures in Cambodia are the street foods. It’s cheap, it’s very tasty, and it just makes you keep coming back for more! If you get a chance to visit Cambodia someday, make sure you try their noodles!