Dinner

San Low Seafood Restaurant 三楼海鲜园 @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

We had a late dinner because we were really too full from this trip, and also because we waited a while for seats at this place and another 1 hour for the food to be served 😮

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Tried the famed San Low Bee Hoon, along with black pepper chicken, beancurd with minced meat, and sweet potato leaves with fermented beancurd (RM75.65 for 4 pax, including drinks). Gotta say the food was really just so-so… 😡

Contact:

  • Location: Jalan Merah 1, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 8 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 4:30pm – 1am
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D’Laksa (KSL Mall) @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

We were filled to the brim after dinner!

But we had parked in KSL Mall, and I recalled that I had tried a very yummy assam laksa in the mall before.

After much cajoling, Ms. K declared that she would just take one bite, so that we would not regret not trying it 😛

We ordered a bowl (RM6) to share. It was an addictive combination of sweet, sour and spicy… and Ms. K definitely had more than a bite! I felt a sense of achievement, LOL!

Contact:

  • Location: 64, KSL City Mall, LG-63, 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 11 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: Homepage (Facebook)
  • Hrs: 10:30am – 10pm
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Restoran Soon Soon Heng Bak Kut Teh 順順興肉骨茶 @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Conveniently located just opposite KSL Mall, we thought we would check it out since the reviews seemed quite favorable. We got ourselves some Bak Kut Teh, and Pig’s Trotters. For the Bak Kut Teh, we had the option of adding ingredients, so we just randomly pointed to a few, haha!

This Bak Kut Teh was neither too peppery nor herbal. Not too bad if you prefer milder flavors, but it could feel like some oomph was missing. We spent a total of RM68 for this meal.

Contact:

  • Location: 43, Jalan Serigala, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 11 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Hrs: 9am – 9pm (Wed-Mon)
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寧夏夜市 Ningxia Night Market @Taipei

We are back here again at this compact and easy-to-get-to night market 🙂 This time, we managed to try out a few new stalls!

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基隆廟口夜市 Keelung Miaokou Night Market

IMG_4672IMG20171030173637No trip to Taiwan would be complete without a visit to one of the night markets every night, at least, according to hubby 😛

Since we were at 九份 Jiufen earlier in the day, 基隆 Keelung was the most logical option for this evening. Mr J happened to be in Taipei during this period of time, so we decided to meet up at this night market.

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屋台小金ちゃん Yatai Kokinchan @Hakata, Japan

We can’t come to Hakata without visiting 屋台 Yatai! We still recalled the very enjoyable yatai experience from many years ago, but we were unable to find the same stall during this visit. Nonetheless, we had read about a couple of very popular stalls, and decided to check out 屋台小金ちゃん Yatai Kokinchan. We arrived around 6pm, and there was already a queue!

We managed to try quite a few items, including:

  • めんたい玉子焼き Fried Spicy Cod Roe with Egg (¥680): This was slightly spicy, salty and sweet, and we rather enjoyed the mixed flavours.
  • 焼きラーメン Fried Ramen Noodles (¥700): This was the speciality of Kokinchan when we read the reviews. Hmm, we didn’t expect the sauce to be so sweet…
  • 餃子 Fried Dumplings (¥380): Difficult to go wrong, and pretty standard.
  • おでん Oden (¥130 each): We tried the コンニャク Konnyaku (I’m not sure if this is it), しいたけ shiitake mushroom, and はんべん, which was a puffy cake made of fish paste, and we realised it was that piece of oden which my friends would usually fight over for whenever we buy this standard oden pack for steamboat. Of course, it tasted as good as ever 😀

The food felt rather homely, and we really enjoy the experience of just hanging around the yatai 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 〒810-0041 福岡県福岡市中央区天神2丁目14−13 天神三井ビル角, 2 Chome−14−13 Tenjin, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken, Japan (Google Maps)
  • Directions: In front of Hotel Monterey La Soeur Fukuoka, at the corner of Tenjin Mitsui Building
  • Websiteyatai.fukuoka.jp/oyafuko/kokinchan
  • Hrs: 6:30pm – 1:30am (Mon-Wed), 6:30pm – 2am (Fri-Sat)
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平四郎 廻転寿司 キャナルシティ店 Heishirou @Hakata, Japan

After watching the impressive laser light fountain show at Canal City Hakata, we decided to look for food within the huge shopping mall itself.

There were a few options, and 平四郎 キャナルシティ店 廻転寿司 Heishirou conveyor belt sushi restaurant looked rather popular. Price ranged from ¥100 to ¥500 per plate (excluding tax), and we spent ¥3024 in total for 8 plates of sushi.

We gotta say that the fish were fresh, but a pity about the sushi rice…

Contact (廻転寿司平四郎 キャナルシティ店):

  • Location: 〒812-0018 福岡県福岡市博多区住吉1-2-1 キャナルシティ博多4F, 1 Chome-2-1 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 812-0018, Japan (Google Maps)
  • Directions: 1 minute walk from 博多駅 Hakata Station
  • Websiteheishirou.com
  • Hrs: 11am – 11pm
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黑亭 Kokutei @Kumamoto, Japan

After a day of train-riding, and after dropping our luggage at our hotel, we went in search for dinner. Google suggested a popular Kumamoto ramen restaurant near 熊本駅 Kumamoto Station, so off we went looking for 黑亭 Kokutei in the light drizzle.

Though it was dinner time, there wasn’t much of a queue, and we got into the restaurant after about 10 minutes of waiting. While waiting, there was an English menu available for us to browse.

We shared a Ramen Set (¥1290) consisting of 玉子入りラーメン (Tamago Iri Ramen) Ramen with Egg, 豚そぼろ丼 (Buta Soboro Don) Rice Bowl with Pork and Vegetables, and 特製ギョーザ Special Gyoza. We thought the food was pretty decent 🙂

Note that there are 2 outlets, and you can check its website for the locations.

熊本ラーメン黒亭本店 Kokutei Main Store:

  • Location: 〒860-0051 熊本県熊本市西区二本木2丁目1-23, 2 Chome−1−23, Nihongi, Nishi-ku, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto-ken, Japan (Google Maps)
  • Directions: 5 minutes walk from JR 熊本駅 Kumamoto Station
  • Websitewww.kokutei.co.jp (Facebook)
  • Hrs: 10:30am – 8:30pm
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元祖黒豚料理「あぢもり」 Adimori @Kagoshima, Japan

We actually attempted to walk in for lunch the previous day, but it was fully booked for lunch and dinner. Lunch today was fully booked too, so we were pretty glad that we managed to secure seats for tonight. We had already pre-ordered the 霧島コース Kirishima Course dinner set (¥14742 for 2 sets) at the point of booking, so we were led to our seats very promptly as we waited for the spread.

While we were waiting for the food to arrive, we were presented with both English and Chinese instructions on how to enjoy the 黒豚しゃぶしゃぶ Kurobuta Shabu Shabu. We gotta say, the Chinese instructions were much more comprehensive 😛

The food, from the appetisers, to the different cuts of meat, to the noodles and dessert, were simply awesome! If you could only splurge on one meal in Kagoshima, this would definitely be a good option 🙂

あぢもり Adimori (or Ajimori):

  • Location: 〒892-0843 鹿児島県鹿児島市千日町13-21, 13-21, Sennichi-cho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima-ken, Japan (Google Maps)
  • Directions: 5 minutes walk from the 鹿児島市電 Kagoshima City Tram 天文館通電停 Tenmonkan Dori Tram Stop (Route 1 / Route 2, both Stop No. 07)
  • Websiteadimori.com (Facebook)
  • Hrs: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Thu to Tue)
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膳 Zen @Kagoshima, Japan

img_3920We were exploring the area near our hotel after the bus tour, and it was rather late by the time our stomachs called out to us 😮

We had wandered to 天文館公園 Tenmonkan Park, and Google search showed us that there was an 居酒屋 Izakaya just opposite us! Despite being so near, it took us a little while to find the entrance 😛

We had to remove our shoes upon entering, and were pretty lucky to get the last table. Once we settled down, we were presented with a 100% Japanese menu without pictures or food models, haha!

We poured over the menu and had a fun time trying to decipher some of the items with our limited vocabulary. The friendly staff also tried his best to explain what some of the items were, and gave us some recommendations.

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